Cirencester Hospital BMS Upgrade
Cirencester Hospital is a community hospital offering Inpatient and Outpatient services, a Minor Injuries Unit, X-Ray and Ultrasound services, Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy.
The system was very unreliable and could not be interrogated at the local hospital plant locations.
The site needed to remain fully operational and safe with no disruption to hospital procedures and processes.
There was no facility for the system to report alarms remotely or be interrogated from the Trust’s HQ site in Gloucester, or by mobile maintenance Trust staff.
System support was limited and expensive.
A network connection was implemented to connect the New BMS to the Trust’s county wide IT system. This would allow the BMS to be visible and interrogated remotely from project outset.
The BMS selected was a mix of BACNET modular and compact controllers to match the control and monitoring requirements of each particular plant location around the hospital site.
The original BMS site wide communications network was tested for reliability and re-utilised to connect the new BMS controllers as the obsolete BMS controllers were removed.
The controller for each plant location was programmed in advance of installation and then a careful and planned rapid changeover was actioned providing little or no disruption to critical hospital plant and systems.
Full graphical representation of the hospital facility was provided for the BMS to enable full visualisation of the hospital site installed plant and systems.
A multiple user access facility was provided to enable up to 5 simultaneous users to view and interrogate the BMS system.
A system based on Open Standard Systems Protocols providing a reliable BMS system that allows all modern technology features to be utilised.
Peace of mind and security that the system is fit for purpose and available for at least 15 years.
Easy incorporation of any future expansion because of open industry BMS technology and standard communications systems.
Reduction in running and support costs
Reduction in management labour and traveling time because of the advantages of remote visibility of the BMS from anywhere in the Trust.