The design of the new £18 million facility at Wrightington Hospital has been developed for client Wrightington, Wigan & Leigh (WWL) NHS Foundation Trust and is being undertaken by Integrated Health Projects (IHP), a joint venture between VINCI Construction UK and Sir Robert McAlpine, under the NHS Procure 21+ framework.
The hospital is a recognised centre for orthopedic excellence and the new development, when completed, will accommodate the new surgical facility, which will comprise of an admissions & recovery unit, two 28-bed wards and a four-bay theatre complex; which has proved very successful at other hospitals up and down the country, with reported benefits of increased safety, improved clinical practice and greater efficiency.
Vistamatic Max-XL vision panels were a supply only to the project at Wrightington Hospital, they were open/close vision screens used in doors for the benefit of the hospital staff to keep a close eye on vulnerable patients in acute wards that provided support to the new theatres in the Orthopaedic department.
The Vistamatic Max-XL panels are specifically designed to offer a streamline appearance to any door requiring a full length panel and with all of the benefits expected of a Vistamatic®, the Max-XL™ dispenses with the need to install two individual panels vertically into a door blank.
The Max-XL allows discreet observation through the upper area of the panel and is available in a variety of glass options.
Vistamatic were specified by WWL NHS Trust based on the reliability and quality of their products in the market and the fact that they offered supply only.
“The installation of BetweenGlassBlinds at the new facility at Wrightington Hospital was essential in meeting the requirements specified by the Trust, not just meeting the requirements of infection control but also with their innovative solution to the issues we faced searching for a suitable integrated blind solution.
“The quality of the Vistamatic and BetweenGlassBlinds products was good. In terms of the satisfaction for the delivery of the units, Vistamatic and BetweenGlassBlinds showed excellent management and customer care throughout the process.”
Nick Smith, Commercial Manager, VINCI Construction UK