The Chase Farm Hospital nr. Enfield was under major refurbishment to many of the various healthcare departments and buildings. Our focus for this project was for pre-refurb and post-refurb service to the main hospital Accident and Emergency (A&E) including minors, majors, resus, paediatric and fractures. Working through the appointed project M&E contractor, our system design provided coverage throughout the hospital ED supporting notification, communication and staff co-ordination.
- Public Address (PA) / Tannoy
- Mass Notification
- ED Staff communication and co-ordination
Audio Specification & Technologies
- 100v line, high impedance
- Multiple zones (focused audio playout)
- Specialist, rugged microphone base stations
- Priority audio
The main hospital Emergency Department (ED) was temporarily relocated into some existing older medical buildings. The initial installation phase was focused on the installation of audio services into two primary ‘wards’ spanning either side of a main set of building facilities. The second phase followed the main site building works – the hospital ED was again moved into it’s permanent home within the newly constructed hospital building.
Our design was based on 100v line audio – two primary audio zones were created to provide targeted audio and to limit unnecessary playout between the two ED wards. The system was primarily installed to allow staff to communicate and co-ordinate ED staff and functions. For example, in the main / majors ED department, audio announcements were used in advance of serious inbound patients requiring specialist focused support.
Each audio zone was installed with separate microphones to enable local zone playout of announcements as well as being able to make ED wide (both wards / zones) playout if required. ‘Busy’ indicators were designed and installed integrated to the microphones for use to ensure both zones/wards could see in use activity before making ED wide announcements.