Addenbrooke’s becomes first hospital in UK to introduce Vistr Headwall


Static Systems’ latest bedhead services trunking solution designed to create therapeutic healing environment

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CUH) has appointed Static Systems Group to upgrade the nurse call and bedhead services trunking in Ward C5 at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, the site’s dedicated dialysis unit.

Ward C5 is set to be the first in the country to benefit from Vistr Headwall, Static Systems’ latest bedhead trunking solution which has been designed specifically to help create a therapeutic healthcare environment that is conducive to patient wellbeing and a speedy recovery.

The 33-bed ward provides care for patients with general medical and kidney conditions. As well as four single-occupancy rooms, it has six dedicated dialysis beds.

The ward’s existing nurse call and bedhead services trunking had been in place for some 25 years and no longer met the trust’s requirements, so the decision was made to undertake a complete system upgrade.

And the trust was already familiar with Static Systems’ solutions as they are used throughout many of the hospital’s other wards. p>

The organisation initially considered installing Static Systems’ Modus Flatwall solution as it is the preferred trunking solution on site. However, Static Systems and the appointed interior designer on the project, Grosvenor Interiors, who worked closely together from the outset of the project, put forward an alternative solution: Vistr Headwall.

Vistr Headwall features a decorative graphic fascia that truly enhances a patient’s surroundings by incorporating light and colour.

Manufactured using flame-retardant materials, the graphic can be specified to complement the ward or building décor where the unit will be located.

Grosvenor Interiors will supply the graphics for units.

The Vistr Headwall unit incorporates all the essential patient bedhead services and allows for easy access for clinical staff, but also keeps them out of direct sight of patients and visitors.

Static Systems’ Codemlon loop-wired addressable nurse call system was identified as the best solution for the upgrade.

Codemlon is a tried-and-tested product with an enviable track record in the healthcare sector, serving more acute hospital wards in the UK than any other nurse call system.

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