Alder Hey children’s hospital is the busiest in Europe, caring for 270,000 young people. Last year they celebrated their centenary and this year will see the dawning of a new era when a brand new state-of-the-art hospital opens next to the existing site.
During their history they have spearheaded and pioneered many ground-breaking medical 1sts that have put them at the forefront of medical innovation and this latest chapter will see this pioneering spirit brought to bear on their environment.
The new hospital has been built within a park. The design, which has been partially inspired by the vision of many of the children that have been touched by Alder Hey, encompasses many features. Environmental considerations were also important and Grundfos Pumps were delighted to play their part and worked with the consultants and contractors to secure the best pump solution possible.
By the very nature of their purpose, hospitals are operationally complex sites that need to operate ‘on demand’ 24/7. Selecting the correct pumps to support every aspect in these circumstances is therefore vital. Grundfos assisted with the specification of 70+ speed controlled pumps and booster sets as well as pressurisation units and ancillary equipment. The system is supported by BACnet technology - an international data communication technology used in BMS worldwide.
Dealing with unwell children and giving them the support that they need in the nicest environment possible is something that will be at the heart of the new Alder Hey and Grundfos will be playing their role to support this.