Triple product mix proves successful for hospital improvements

Sep 5, 2014 | Cables and Accessories

Marshall-Tufflex’s triple product mix of all-curved Odyssey trunking, DDA-compliant blue accessory boxes and free-standing Powerpoles proved to be a powerful team for the £500,000 refurbishment of a Norfolk hospital department.

The James Paget University Hospital in Great Yarmouth, which provides acute care services and trains medical students from the University of East Anglia, required a combination of cable management solutions for the upgrade to its Pathology Department. With performance and aesthetics of equal importance to the success of the project, it involved the complete gutting and re-fitting of the laboratory, ancillary rooms and plant room.

Marshall-Tufflex’s all-curved Odyssey trunking profile is used regularly at the James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, making it a natural choice for installation throughout the upgraded department. The CAT 6 compliant PVC-U system is renowned for its good-looking curved profile, which makes it impossible to clutter and easy to clean – imperative in healthcare environments. Its adjustable internal and external bends, built-in cable tray and comprehensive range of moulded fittings make it an aesthetically pleasing and highly functional cable management solution.

Specification of British manufacturer Marshall-Tufflex’s free-standing Powerpoles continued the emphasis on function combined with looks, as hospital design office manager Brian Tate explained: “We wanted Powerpoles for the Pathology Department as they create a more open plan space and are more practical for accessing power supplies within a large area.”

Marshall-Tufflex manufactures a comprehensive range of Powerpoles for carrying power, data and communications services to island and non-permanent workstations, eliminating unsightly and potentially hazardous trailing cables. Made from fine tolerance aluminium and finished in either silver anodised or white powder coating, they are a convenient method of cable management giving design engineers greater flexibility in open plan environments.

Both the Powerpoles and Odyssey trunking within the Pathology Department were fitted with smart DDA-compliant blue accessory boxes. The Marshall-Tufflex products were supplied by Edmundsons Electrical, Ipswich, and installed by electrical contractor Environelectrical.