Smart building solutions central to new digital ‘super hospital’

Schneider Electric’s energy and power management solutions to be installed at the new Midland Metropolitan Hospital

Work is underway on the new Midland Metropolitan Hospital. Image, Edward Williams Architects.

Energy and power management solutions from Schneider Electric will be deployed in the new state-of-the-art Midland Metropolitan University Hospital.

The new hospital, run by Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, will provide services to more than half a million patients.

And, behind the scenes, Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure solutions will be deployed.

The project will provide industry-leading smart healthcare services in the new facility, creating high levels of resilience and efficiency through engineering infrastructure excellence.

Following consultations with key stakeholders, the construction of the hospital has been designed to reduce risk, simplify design, scale at speed, and meet varying needs.

Schneider’s solutions were chosen for the project as they enable complete visibility of the status, performance, and condition of critical infrastructure.

And they will be fundamental to the building’s power and control systems, enabling the site to take advantage of Internet of Things (IoT) technology.

This will help reduce the maintenance needed to improve patient safety, operational efficiency, and reliability, while reducing energy consumption and costs.

“Schneider Electric is delighted to be involved with the Midland Metropolitan University Hospital project,” said Chris Needham, solutions architect at Schneider Electric.

Implementing cutting-edge technologies and intelligent infrastructures that provide busy clinical, operational, and facility management staff with the ability to access data and information that provides new and valuable insights in real-time is essential

“The first half of the year has shown the vital and often-overlooked importance of resilience and sustainability of the healthcare sector.

“Consequently, implementing cutting-edge technologies and intelligent infrastructures that provide busy clinical, operational, and facility management (FM) staff with the ability to access data and information that provides new and valuable insights in real-time is even more essential.

“By ensuring hospitals are intelligent, flexible, and future-proofed from the outset, we can be confident that they will remain reliable, efficient, and safe for patients, visitors and staff.”

The Midland Metropolitan University Hospital will benefit from Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure IoT solutions for healthcare, a future-ready platform for hospitals designed to deliver improved sustainability, resiliency, hyper-efficiency, and people centricity.

By ensuring hospitals are intelligent, flexible, and future-proofed from the outset, we can be confident that they will remain reliable, efficient, and safe for patients, visitors and staff

The complete solution includes consultancy services, connected products, advanced analytics, and digital services.

Schneider Electric’s software and services that will be deployed include EcoStruxure Building Advisor, Asset Advisor, and Power Scada Operation and Power Monitoring Expert.

The infrastructure is fully connected and specified to provide rich data.

The connected products include Smart controllers, RPCs, VSDs, Prisma LV Switchboards, MTZ ACBs, KNAN transformers, PIX, MCSet, transformer isolators, composite distribution boards, and Canalis busbar.

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