Managed by University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust, Stafford County Hospital opened in 1983. County Hospital, formerly called Stafford Hospital, today provides a range of acute services for the local community, providing 180 inpatient beds. Over the course of the past years, the Hospital has undergone several multi-million pound upgrades and refurbishments, including a recent modernisation of four of the Hospital’s bed/goods lifts.
North Midlands NHS Trust annually tender for the lift maintenance contract and will take into account lift breakdowns, response to call times and competitive pricing. Jackson local engineers, operating from our Manchester office, have been maintaining the lifts at County Hospital for some time and their knowledge of the Hospital and standard of work has assisted us when tendering.
Additional to the maintenance work we undertake, Jackson have also undertaken various lift modernisation projects at the hospital, the last recently completed related to a pair of original OTIS 3000kg bed/goods lifts that had OTIS Wadsworth traction drives.
The modernisation included the dismantling and removal of the old equipment and the installation of new drives, lift controllers, shaft wring, new lift car and landing folding galvanised sliding doors, full car relines, car operating panels and landing signalisation.
Prior to this most recent modernisation, Jackson successfully completed a modernisation project on two other bed/goods lifts. The modernisation was completed within programme and to budget, receiving complements from the Trust about our processes and quality of work.
Jackson maintenance and modernisation engineers worked at County Hospital throughout the pandemic period, constantly under strict COVID social distancing requirements. Due to the importance of our work, Jackson engineers were given essential worker status to ensure we were always in a position to respond to call-outs 24 hours a day.