The Trust provides healthcare services to around 370,000 people from Colchester and the surrounding area of north east Essex. In addition, we provide radiotherapy and oncology services to a wider population of about 670,000 people across north and mid-Essex.
Colchester General Hospital recently refurbished the Acute Cardiac Unit, this is a ward that cares for patients with heart conditions and Peldon & Tiptree wards which are assigned to Care for the elderly.
Care of the elderly wards work in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of illness in older people with the aim being to restore the patient to a level of optimal ability and return them to an independent life at home.
We supplied our new energy saving generation Carelite G2 which incorporates LED, night watch light, dimming and steritouch which were mounted above patients bed to assist with the clients well being during their stay.
Client: Colchester Hospital University
Contractor: Colne Valley Building Services
Consultants: Dudley Smith Partnerships
Photography: Jeff Oliver Photography
Vitanum is a modern medical centre, located in Bodenheim near Mainz, on the Rhein River in Germany.
At this healthcare centre, proximity not only represents perfect availability, short distances and close cooperation between specialists. Proximity is also a synonym for being close to people, friendliness and trust.
Vitanum unites several specialist wards to create mutual synergies: Orthopedics, sports medicine, trauma surgery, radiology, sports and accident rehabilitation, and oral surgery.
The requirements for the centre's new lighting scheme were as varied as the centre's range of services. The objective was to install a high-quality, cost-effective solution with comforting and innovative lighting design.
A major lighting installation
A total of 850 Glamox Luxo luminaires were installed throughout the building. The range of installed products includes recessed and surface-mounted luminaires, wall-mounted and pendant luminaires. Great care was taken to ensure that the lighting would contribute to the patients' well-being, by providing a pleasant light distribution. Dimmable, general lighting with the required illuminance was installed in examination facilities and surgeries at the Vitanum healthcare centre.
As patients are normally in their hospital beds when they are taken to operating theatres, the corridors have been equipped with Walle luminaires, which produce only minimum levels of glare thanks to a structured, acrylic glass cover.
Clean room luminaires were installed in the operating theatres, and Carelite bed head luminaires in the wards.
Other areas were equipped with Modul Micro recessed luminaires. These luminaires are installed completely flush with the ceiling, and consequently almost invisible to patients. The unique composition of the microprismatic material considerably reduces the luminance and glare levels. The cool colour temperature of the lamps creates an impression of natural daylight coming in through the ceiling.
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