NG Bailey joins partners to deliver Nightingale Hospital
NG Bailey is continuing to play its part supporting national efforts to combat the COVID-19 epidemic as part of the team that has transformed Harrogate Convention Centre into an NHS Nightingale hospital to serve Yorkshire and Humberside.
Harrogate Convention Centre houses 500 hospital beds and is the first of the emergency ICU field hospitals created to help deal with the rising number of coronavirus cases, to operate outside a major city.
From a standing start, NG Bailey prototyped and produced a suite of bespoke solutions, which included 500 prefabricated bed-head power units, 440 pipework modules units and 70 prefabricated hot water modules.
The company used its offsite manufacturing expertise to construct key components for the hospital, which will be completed in less than two weeks. The use of Offsite Manufacture has been critical to the success of the installation as it has enabled rapid production of equipment whilst maintaining safe social distancing measures.
There have also been 150 people working around the clock onsite installing the medical gas, pipework and power equipment.
As part of the project NG Bailey has produced and installed more than 19km of pipework; 500 bed-head power modules; 3,500 socket outlets and 70 water heating/ sink modules.
Driven from the company’s Offsite Manufacture base in Bradford, project logistics have been seamless with items manufactured, delivered and often installed on the same day.
The UK’s largest independent engineering and services business has worked closely with the NHS, Ministry of Defence and BAM Construction.
David Hurcomb, chief executive of NG Bailey, said: “We are proud to be playing our part to help deliver this vital NHS Nightingale Hospital in Harrogate and support the response to coronavirus over such a short period of time.
“It’s a real collective team effort with all parties working in partnership to project manage, mobilise supply chains, associated materials and services, and deliver for the benefit of the nation.
“I’d like to thank our employees and our supply chain partners for their continued efforts and going above and beyond to deliver this at very short notice.
“These are unprecedented times and as a business NG Bailey is doing what we can, in collaboration with the wider industry, to help support our fantastic NHS and deliver other critical services.”