Innova wins £205,000 contract with NHS Wales


Deal provides hoisting systems at the Grange University Hospital in Cwmbran

Innova Care Concepts has been awarded a contract to supply and install 47 overhead hoist systems at The Grange University Hospital in Wales.

This marks the third successful NHS contract bid for Innova in the past year after it secured deals to provide solutions for the Midland Metropolitan Hospital in Birmingham and Balfour Hospital in Orkney, Scotland.

The £350m Grange University Hospital is currently being built in Cwmbran and will have 560 beds.

It will provide specialist critical care to patients across the south west of the country.

Innova will be supplying and installing a total of 47 X-Y overhead hoist systems inset to the ceiling to help maintain infection control.

Bob Oliver, senior contracts manager at Innova, said: “We worked closely with BDP Architects on this project to ensure that all the plans would tick all the boxes for an environment as demanding and important as the critical care centre.

“We also did a demonstration to the NHS trust that showed how our systems would work in the hospital.”

The Grange University Hospital will also be treating bariatric patients so required hoist units with a larger weight limit.

Innova was the only company that could supply a large number of single unit systems that had weight limits of 500kg.

Innova’s managing director, Tom Hulbert, said: “It’s great to win another NHS contract; I think it just shows how much of a trusted supplier we are to hospital and healthcare facilities all around the country.

“Big contracts like this will help us achieve our vision to become the most-sought-after brand in the healthcare sector.”

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Innova will begin work on The Grange University Hospital in 2019, with the project due for completion in Autumn 2020.