Fully enclosed electric blackout blinds for £350m hospital.

During the Summer of 2017, Laing O’Rourke began construction began on a £350million Critical Care Centre in Cwmbran.

Known as Grange University Hospital, it will serve over 600,000 people and manage all major emergencies in addition to those requiring complex surgery and critical care.  The aim of the new centre is to separate out those who need immediate and specialist medical help from those requiring medical help of a more routine nature.

The centre will hold 471 beds and offer over 40 specialist services.  As a 24-hour emergency unit, it will also have a helicopter pad for those arriving by air ambulance.

The Swanmac team will be onsite during August 2019 to install fully enclosed electric blackout blinds to all operating theatres.  It goes without saying that the ability to deliver complete blackout at the touch of a button is essential in an operating theatre, allowing the surgeons and their teams time to focus on what’s really important – their patients.

The Grange University Hospital will be ready to accept its first patients in the Spring of 2021.


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