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Hospital power plan ensures it won't be left in the dark
6:00am Tuesday 29th October 2013 in News
SOUTHEND Hospital is carrying out an electrical upgrade that will give it 100 per cent power in the event of a mains blackout.
Southend Hospital chiefs said the work was vital and would make the hospital fully functional in the event of a blackout.
Colin Cadwallader, director of estates and facilities, said: “We are currently in the process of reconfiguring our power supply to give us greater resilience with 100 per cent power generation in the event of a mains failure. The cost is commercially sensitive.”
Jan China, associate director of estate development, added: “The trust undertook an assessment of its electrical infrastructure in December 2012.
“This identified the need to upgrade some of the older electrical equipment and presented the opportunity to redistribute power between our three main substations and generators.
“Many hospitals have essential and non-essential power supplies, with a percentage of electrical sockets providing power during a mains power failure.”
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