As part of our specialist works, Phillips Services have worked in several hospitals across South West Wales upgrading surgical theatres.
As shown in the pictures, the state-of-the-art surgical suite is a streamlined centre where efficient work flow is key. Fluoroscopes, ultrasound units, electrocauteries, cutting devices, video cameras, robots and more are positioned where needed and pushed out of the way when not in use. The big, boxy computer monitor of yesterday has been replaced by flat panel displays on arms that bring images of the surgical field into view for the surgeon. Cables no longer drape the floor and ceiling but instead are housed in ceiling-mounted booms.
All this high-tech equipment enables today’s advanced surgical procedures, which would be ineffective without integrated lighting. Today’s lighting systems must be flexible in terms of movement and positioning as well as intensity control, so that one light is adaptable to different procedures, whether it is open heart surgery, MRI, minimally invasive surgery or telemedicine procedures performed by a robot.
This state-of-the-art surgical suite at Swansea’s Morriston Hospital is shown with three basic lighting types: the large arm-mounted surgical lights, the 2 × 4 fluorescent fixtures and a green light for enhanced viewing of images on the flat panel displays.