NHS investment in Orkney sees Innova win two hoist contracts


Care home and remote hospital to install ceiling hoist systems

Innova Care Concepts has been awarded two contracts to supply hoisting systems to Balfour Hospital and St Peter’s House Care Home in Orkney, Scotland.

Following the company’s successful bid for overhead ceiling hoist systems at the Midland Metropolitan Hospital, worth £850,000, these latest deals have cemented its position as a trusted supplier to the NHS.

With the contracts amounting to a combined value of £177,000; the healthcare equipment company will be providing and installing 45 ceiling track hoist systems across both sites with an array of hoist units. This includes coverage in bariatric suites, operating theatres, and over a Changing Place facility.

Bob Oliver, hoisting specialist at Innova, said: “It’s important to remember that not all areas of the UK have easy access to high-quality healthcare.

“It’s great to see the NHS investing in more-remote locations like Orkney.

“It’s certainly brought up a new challenge for us in getting our equipment and installation teams to Orkney and back.”

The company was first introduced to the projects by Keppie and Young & Gault Architects, which is working on the sites.

Innova’s chief executive, Tom Hulbert, said: “We’re always pushing ourselves to go the extra step and reach farther than before – and we’ve done that quite literally with these Orkney projects.

“It will be great to see our hoists and tracking in both facilities, and our team looks forward to working in Orkney.”

Innova will begin work on Balfour Hospital this month, with the project due to finish early next year.

The team will work on St Peter’s House Care Home at the same time, beginning their work at the end of summer with a completion date of summer 2019.

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AirRise hoist units and AirGlide360 tracking will be used on both projects.