MIG Medical installs bespoke bed heads for multi-million pound dialysis unit
Located in Hampshire, Fareham Community Hospital is run by Portsmouth Hospitals University Trust (PHUT) and recently appointed Portakabin to build a new, state-of-the-art renal dialysis unit capable of treating patients per week.
The unit is supported by The Wessex Kidney Centre, a renal dialysis facility based at Queen Alexandra Hospital which currently looks after more than 1,500 patients and performs around 100 kidney transplants a year.
Fareham Community Hospital’s new Renal Home Therapies hub features an additional 25 dialysis stations.
As well as offering dialysis treatment, it provides home therapies and respite care for hundreds of patients who would otherwise have had to rely on Queen Alexandra Hospital.
The outer shell of the new standalone building was built by Portakabin, while MIG Medical engineers installed specially built bed head units for each of the 25 dialysis units.
These were designed and built in close cooperation with the dialysis contractor, with input from our experts ensuring the bed heads were deep enough for the dialysis pipework to be connected.
The MIG Medical team also installed a static nurse call system and curtain tracks to the chair space for each dialysis unit.
Steve Mitten, director at MIG Medical, said: “PHUT supports hundreds of patients who need kidney dialysis, with many travelling several times a week to receive treatment.
“The new dialysis unit at Fareham Community Hospital will make a real difference in patient’s lives. The bed head units were purpose-built for this building and required an enormous amount of collaboration from design to installation and commissioning.
It has been an extremely satisfying project to complete, given its complexity and the impact it will make on the quality of care for the patients served by the hospital.”