SSG (Stand D32), formerly Static Systems Group, has chosen Healthcare Estates 2022 as the platform to introduce its new name and brand to the estates and facilities management audience.
The company said: “The new name – SSG – is a nod towards our legacy, but also a reflection of our conviction that ‘nothing stays Static forever’, and that the time is right to start the next chapter in our story.”
Since inventing the first electronic nurse ‘call bell’ system in 1964, followed by the first nurse call system to use speech in 1972, and then the first digital nurse call system in 1986, SSG says it has ‘remained committed to finding new ways to help patients and their carers’. It said: “Fast forward to 2022 and, with the backing of our owner, the Halma Group, SSG continues to evolve and adapt, while remaining committed to leading innovation in the design and delivery of world-class nurse call and alarm communication systems. The healthcare landscape is evolving rapidly, driven not only by legislation, but also by the recognition that smart solutions and technologies can play a vital role in keeping patients safe, improving efficiencies, and creating a positive environment for patients and staff in acute healthcare settings.
SSG continued: “We recognise that Estates teams are under pressure to manage the healthcare estate in the here and now, while also planning for the digital hospitals of the future. We also understand the need for solutions which are flexible, scalable, and future-proof – and which can evolve with the ever-changing needs of the healthcare environment.
SSG is ideally placed to meet these needs, because our nurse call and alarm communication systems are designed with flexibility, affordability, and ease of installation and maintenance, in mind. Our technology can cost-effectively integrated as part of an upgrade to a facility’s existing infrastructure, and – as any required system changes or maintenance can be undertaken without having to take the whole system down –any downtime and disruption are minimised, ultimately reducing the total cost of ownership of the system over its lifetime.
“Our solutions also offer Trusts a cost-competitive option for new-build projects, where scalable and future-proof solutions are increasingly desired. What’s more, our systems are designed to work in harmony with a wide range of best-in-class products from leading UK and international healthcare technology manufacturers, reflecting the NHS drive for interoperability, and technology’s prominence in the Health Infrastructure Plan.
“Our flagship system – the Ultima Advanced Nurse Call system – is a fully interoperable end-to-end IP solution, offering features, functionality, and flexibility, far beyond, enabling a patient to attract staff attention. Using industry standard IP/LAN infrastructure, Ultima can integrate with a wide range of other IP-based technology, including hands-free communication devices, lighting solutions, Real Time Location Services (RTLS) devices, and even smart beds.
“We look forward to welcoming you to Stand D32 at Manchester Central, and would be delighted to have you join us on this next chapter in the SSG story.”