Innova Bob Oliver Airglide Hoist
Innova’s Bob Oliver alongside the Airglide Hoist

North Yorkshire-based healthcare equipment supplier Innova Care Concepts has travelled hundreds of miles to complete a project on the Orkney Islands, installing over 40 overhead hoist systems in a newly built care home.

Working with Orkney Council, Innova supplied and installed 46 overhead hoist systems throughout the new St Peters House Care Home on the island just off the coast of Scotland – a one-way trip of over 500-miles from the company’s Wetherby headquarters.

Construction of modern care home was funded through a £9 million investment from the council to provide a state-of-the-art residential care facility, providing long-term care for people over the age of 65.

According to Innova, the advanced hoists systems will future-proof the facility for years to come, with the company highlighting the commitment shown by its Project Management team by making the 1000-mile round trip for each on-site visit to assess, design and consult on the project.

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“Working up in Orkney provides some unique challenges, it’s a beautiful place but it’s remote and a long way from the Innova offices! Luckily, we were working with some great contractors. They were a local firm, so communication was always open and everything ran smoothly,” commented Bob Oliver, Projects Director at Innova.

“The end result is a really modern care home that can support the local community for many years. It’s been brilliant; being able to deliver a remote project so well really goes to show the strength of the team and the systems we’ve got in place. We’re pleased that our hoist systems will help St Peters House to accommodate residents with a wide range of needs.”

Innova Airglide Hoist Orkney Care Home

The 46 hoist systems installed included 40 in private bedrooms that connect through to an ensuite bathroom, four in assisted bathrooms and two in high-dependency bariatric rooms that were specialised for plus-sized residents.

The hoist systems use magnets and infrared sensors to detect changes in direction on the track, enabling staff to alter the path of the hoist automatically so they can focus on resident care rather than operating pulleys and levers.

All hoists also come with handsets which Innova says was ideal for St Peters House as the organisation needs to cater to different users, including more independent residents who may want to operate the hoist themselves.

The St Peters House is set to open in January 2020, with the Innova hoist system just one example of a wide range of equipment installed in the facility.

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