COMMERCIAL: Healthcare technology specialist The Wandsworth Group has been awarded a contract worth more than £1m to design, manufacture and install a nurse call system for North Bristol Trust’s new hospital.

The firm will install its IPiN system in wall units at all 790 beds of the trust’s new £430m private finance intiative hospital at the Southmead site as well as the hospital’s treatment areas, clinical areas, acute areas and 24 operating theatres. 

Wandsworth managing director Gary Stevens said: “Bristol Southmead is an extremely high profile development and has been conceived as a ‘super hospital’, providing the very highest standards of care. 

“The Wandsworth IPiN system is a fully addressable IP system which can not only assist in minimising nurse responses times but it can also help to deliver better resource management and operational efficiency thanks to its ability to provide real time data.  What’s more, it will also help to futureproof the hospital as it can be integrated with other IP technologies and also offer the ability to provide remote monitoring and fault diagnosis via a secure on-line access.”