Marshall-Tufflex’s Powerpoles have been installed within seven refurbished operating theatres at the Plymouth NHS Trust’s Derriford Hospital.

Derriford Hospital is an acute general hospital offering a full range of services to around 450,000 people. Refurbishment of the operating theatres is just one of many ongoing upgrades the trust is undertaking to continually improve the safety, quality and efficiency of its healthcare facilities.

Mechanical and electrical engineering consultants Hoare-Lea required ‘pendant’ style containment for the delivery of additional data cabling in order to expand and coordinate existing services. “We chose Marshall-Tufflex as it is a proven specified brand and we have used its Powerpoles successfully before,” said Steven Libralon of Hoare-Lea. “We also chose them for ease of installation, technical suitability and neatness of profile.”

Newey and Eyre, Plymouth, supplied the Marshall-Tufflex ceiling mounted inverted hanging Powerpoles in 1,100mm lengths for on-site installation by Mitie Engineering. The architect for the project was Stride Treglown.

Peter Addelsee, Estates Department, Derriford Hospital, confirmed the requirement for a ceiling mounted cable management system, “Switching from wall mounted to ceiling mounted containment eliminates trailing cables and is preferable for health and safety reasons in operating theatres where power services need to be delivered in a convenient and accessible manner.”