We assisted Victoria’s largest regional health care provider, Barwon Health, to upgrade their recovery wards to meet the demands of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Challenge

With twenty one individual sites, Barwon Health is Victoria’s largest regional health care provider – servicing thousands of locals. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we were engaged to upgrade a number of their existing wings into recovery beds that could facilitate the needs of potential additional patients.

The QA Electrical Solution

We were first tasked with identifying which existing services could be utilised. Following this, we were able to complete:

  • The fitting of new AS/NZS 3003: 2018 body protect wiring and outlets.
  • Installation of new Cat 6A communication cabling.
  • Inspection and sign off of all new wiring by a licensed inspector.

Our Results

Barwon Health now has additional ward capacity to assist with the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. The works were completed without impact on the hospital’s daily operations, while prioritising infection control for QA Electrical staff and Barwon Health patients.

The QA Advantage

We have been providing services to Barwon Health for many years and have a nuanced understanding of the unique challenges, differing site requirements and operational issues that need to be navigated while undertaking a project such as this. As such, we were able to provide value managed solutions while continuing to expeditie high priority requests.