A new purpose-built operating theatre has been completed at Bender UK’s Ulverston headquarters in Cumbria to offer what the company says is ‘a world-class training and demonstration base’ for new and existing customers to experience its technology first-hand.
The new theatre showroom was formally opened by Bender managing director, Gareth Brunton, on 5 November, during a first customer visit by staff from Manchester University Hospitals.
The demonstration room showcases theatre and clinical equipment offered by Bender as part of its turnkey healthcare solutions for new build and hospital upgrade programmes. It is connected to a plant room with medical IT power systems or isolated power system (IPS) and uninterruptible power supply (UPS) to replicate power for group 2 medical locations, simulating events such as loss of power and shut-down.
High specification equipment on display in the showroom includes Merivaara surgical lights and HD cameras (which are exclusively distributed by Bender UK), and new Bender clinical pendants delivering power, medical gases, and data, Bender touchscreen theatre control panels with 42 in PACS screens, vertical and horizontal aluminium bedhead trunking, AV and video routing system from Jones AV, and multiple display screens and monitors from Barco.
Gareth Brunton explained: “Our investment in this new demonstration area means that for the first time in our history we can now invite our customers to Ulverston to showcase our full turnkey package. The showroom incorporates the latest technology, and while being able to demonstrate our equipment to prospective customers from across the UK and Ireland, we also intend to utilise the facility to train and develop our own staff. Our team here is delighted with the finished result and we look forward to continuing to deliver a great service across the healthcare sector.”
Bender UK is a leader provider of turnkey healthcare solutions incorporating medical IT/IPS power systems and uninterruptible power supplies delivering ‘no-fail power ‘to critical ‘group 2’ areas, and the supply and installation of clinical equipment for operating theatres.
The company has over 500 private and NHS healthcare customers, and provides maintenance support '24/7, 365' to over 350 hospitals in the UK and Ireland.