A state-funded teaching hospital in the Sunshine Coast region of Australia – aptly named Sunshine Coast University Hospital – recently chose an AMX by HARMAN networked control solution to support big shifts in their care.
In order to accommodate those changes, CHW Consulting was engaged by Queensland Health as the State ICT Advisor.
Planning for Such Large Scope
A full array of AMX by HARMAN AV control and automation solutions was installed across the hospital, including:
- meeting rooms
- training conference centers
- control rooms
- simulation rooms
- general areas
- hybrid MDT rooms
- autopsy labs
- multi-purpose teaching rooms
- procedure labs
“We aimed to provide an AV system that wouldn’t let them down during key components of surgery,” said Andrew Harper, CHW: AV Design Consultant. “The reliability of AMX solutions was the key to achieving that goal. ”
Breaks A Record, to Boot
One of the standout features of the hospital is that it hosts the southern hemisphere’s first hybrid operating theater, consisting of ultrasound, CT and X-ray equipment in a surgical operating theater, according to the facility.
To support procedural operations and medical requirements in the theater, a NetLinx-based AMX control and videoconferencing system was installed to act as a single point of control for designated medical equipment and AV systems within sterile and non-sterile zones.
“Our hospital’s vision is to provide excellent care,” said Peter Sanderson, SCUH Manager, PPP Contracts Operations. “To achieve this, we’ve put a significant amount of effort into designing the flow that occurs within the facility. We rely on the AMX control systems to give the staff the technology they need to create positive health outcomes.”
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