DTGen 'on standby' for the health sector
Power generation specialist, DTGen, has been appointed by Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust to supply and install the standby power solution for a new emergency care building at Southend Hospital.
This is as part of a £9.7m upgrade that will see a new three-storey extension added to the facility. During the past decade, the company says it has delivered over 190 health and NHS installations, with a total value of £22.5 m. Throughout lockdown, the business continued to support its health sector customers, including NHS Nightingale hospitals, and provided new standby power systems for Ninewells Hospital in Dundee, the Liverpool Heart & Chest Hospital, and Huddersfield Royal Infirmary (see photo). It also upgraded obsolete equipment at Peterborough City Hospital.
DTGen has also ‘secured numerous new contracts for maintaining NHS equipment’, including at the University Hospital of North Tees in Stockton and Tees; Foss Park Hospital in York, Pinderfields General Hospital in Wakefield, Pontefract General Infirmary, and the Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital in Cramlington. It has also been awarded a three-year extension to the service contract for generator maintenance across the NHS Ayrshire & Arran estate.
Kenny Berrie, head of Technical, said: “A mains power failure can have catastrophic consequences in the health sector, but our resilient solutions minimise that risk. Our power solutions team is technically expert in this sector, and we have a strong track record of delivering high-specification equipment to the NHS to ensure back-up power is supplied when it is needed most.”
DTGen has also launched a new programme of ‘virtual’ CPDs specifically for the health sector, including a session on the application of standby generators in NHS facilities.