Case Study 006: Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust

Completion Jan 2018

We installed a new 2500kg Passenger bed lift within a steel structure shaft with complete stainless steel finishes throughout to a consultants specification to include special emergency UPS drive in the event of a power failure. To allow movement in both directions for evacuation purposes on behalf of Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust.

Tameside and Glossop IC NHS FT, formerly known as Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust was established on 1 February 2008. Previously, the Trust had operated as Tameside and Glossop Acute Services NHS Trust since 1994.
The Trust operates from the Tameside General Hospital site, which is situated in Ashton–under-Lyne. The organisation services a population of approximately 250,000 residing in the surrounding area of Tameside in Greater Manchester, and the town of Glossop in Derbyshire.

Employing approximately 3,800 staff, the hospital provides the wide array of services both acute (hospital based) and community.

The lift was an MRL VVVF drive with latest technology, with through lift car doors, entrance levels staggered to front and rear, short floor runs and 1400mm wide centre opening landing doors and manufactured to hospital vandal resistant standard.

The additional challenge with this project was that the access from the unloading area for lift to the lift shaft was very narrow and had a number of sharp bends. Our solution was to supply the equipment in lengths, particularly the lift guides that would enable the equipment to negotiate the restricted access.

The lift was fully tested and certified for use to serve very busy hospital wards and allow access between to separate buildings.


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