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Brandon Medical Upgrades Falkland Islands’ Hospital

Published 24th Jul 2017 by Rebecca Walker

Award-winning medical technology company Brandon Medical has transformed King Edward VII Memorial Hospital’s operating theatre, ensuring it received a modern update with the latest technologies in medical lighting.

King Edward VII Memorial Hospital is located in the Islands’ capital Stanley and is the base for the Government Health Service, providing all medical, dental and community health services.

The hospital’s previous operating lights were over 30 years old and not yet replaced due to how remote the Islands are, posing a unique challenge to Brandon Medical to deliver its products to a location as distant as this.

The company flew out engineer Phil Wilkinson with the Royal Air Force from Brize Norton in Oxford, travelling for 16 hours to eventually reach the Falkland Islands via Ascension Island.

Brandon Medical installed their Quasar® eLite operating theatre light at the hospital, which offers staff premium quality movement and a highly intense light.

Quasar® eLite’s distinctive features include Red Balance Control and Fat Beam Technology, allowing the very best and accurate visualisation of tissue during surgery, with the latter referring to the light’s ability to produce the biggest light beams currently on the market.

A HD camera fits fully enclosed inside the light head and an additional monitor arm houses a high definition video monitor unit.

The British-made Quasar® eLite is designed and manufactured by Brandon Medical in their state-of-the-art facility in Leeds.

The medical staff at the hospital are delighted with the new lights, monitor and HD camera. King Edward VII Memorial Hospital’s Ruwan Peramunugamage commented on the installation, remarking that although there were “challenges due to our location, it was a success”.


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