The new St Peter’s House care home in Stromness (Hamnavoe House) will benefit not only from the latest ideas around the design of the building but also from specialist equipment aiding staff and residents.
Working with Orkney Islands Council, Innova Care Concepts have installed 46 overhead hoist systems throughout the newly built £9million St Peters House Care Home.
The advanced hoist systems by Innova will future-proof St Peters House for years to come, allowing them to care for a diverse range of residents.
The hoist systems fitted provide everything the care home staff and residents need. The Project Management team from Innova made a 1000-mile round trip for each on-site visit.
Bob Oliver, Projects Director at Innova, said:
“Working up in Orkney provides some unique challenges. Luckily, we were working with some great contractors. They were a local firm, so communication was always open and everything ran smoothly.”
“The end result is a really modern care home that can support the local community for many years. It’s been brilliant. We’re pleased that our hoist systems will help St Peters House to accommodate residents with a wide range of needs.”
The 46 hoist systems installed by Innova included:
- 40 in private bedrooms that connected through to an ensuite bathroom
- four in assisted bathrooms
- two in high-dependency bariatric rooms that were specialised for plus-sized residents.
Innova hoist systems use magnets and infrared sensors to detect changes in direction on the track. This lets staff alter the path of the hoist automatically, meaning they can focus on resident care rather than operating pulleys and levers. All hoists also come with handsets which was ideal for St Peters House who wanted to cater to different users, including more independent residents who may want to operate the hoist themselves.
St Peters House is set to open in January 2020, providing long-term care for people over the age of 65. Innova’s hoist systems are an example of the modern equipment fitted to provide high-quality care for all residents.