Alder Hey Children's Hospital - CCTV



A leader and pioneer in specialist health care for children, Alder Hey, has 270 beds, 16 digitally enhanced operating theatres, treating over 270,000 children every year, covering an area of 51,000 square meters, the size of more than seven football pitches. The Hospital was challenged to provide a fully digital security solution, enabling and ensuring the safety of staff and patients whilst allowing seamless integration of new security technology befitting a modern and innovative building for staff and patients at a time of need.


 Market: Health Care
Location: Liverpool
Partner: Flir

Challenge
A leader and pioneer in specialist health care for children, Alder Hey, has 270 beds, 16 digitally enhanced operating theatres, treating over 270,000 children every year, covering an area of 51,000 square meters, the size of more than seven football pitches. The Hospital was challenged to provide a fully digital security solution, enabling and ensuring the safety of staff and patients whilst allowing seamless integration of new security technology befitting a modern and innovative building for staff and patients at a time of need.

Solution
When Alder Hey moved to the newly built Hospital constructed by Laing O'Rourke under the Private Finance Initiative, they elected to Check Your Security to perform an Enterprise Audit Report (EAR©). Alder Hey installed 400+ fully digital IP based cameras with 300TB storage in the brand new multi-building hospital site. After installing and commissioning the interoperable surveillance system, Check Your Security continued to deliver ongoing advice and consultation on security services and future integration avenues to fit Alder Hey's needs best.

Benefits
Providing a Fully Digital Future-proofed CCTV system with 25% growth built-in ready, allowing for the immediate deployment of cameras as and when required, resulting in a flexible and scalable future-proofed system with fast incident resolution and emergency responses.


About Alder Hey
Every year Alder Hey Children's Hospital care for over 270,000 children, young people and their families and lead research into children's medicines, infection, inflammation and oncology. They moved to the new Alder Hey in the Park in early October 2015.

Alder Hey children's Hospital is different, and their job is more than just treating an illness.
Alder Hey looks after a child and their family, including mums, dads, brothers, and sisters. They treat everything from common illnesses to highly complex and specialist conditions from our main hospital site in Liverpool and across community sites and clinics throughout the North West.


Alder Hey's Enterprise Audit Report - EAR©
To develop a strategy for this project, Check Your Security utilised a key product from their professional services division, the Enterprise Audit Report (EAR©).

What is an Enterprise Audit Report?
The report creates a comprehensive overview of the current facility and allows Check Your Security to forecast the needs and requirements of any building or site.
EAR© is one of the independent professional security consultancy services that Check Your Security offers, focusing on assisting organisations and individuals deliver their corporate security objectives.

This is the holistic approach or what Check Your Security call the blue print, advising clients on Security & Risk Management.

Check Your Security analyse existing security measures and guide clients where improvements may be required and, if necessary, develop a strategy for new systems, policies and procedures to achieve the correct security level.

"The Enterprise Audit Report EAR© gave us the confidence to put complete trust in Check Your Security in moving forward with projects of any size."
Greg Murphy, Head of Security, Alder Hey

Working as a mediator between building contractors and senior hospital personnel to create a bespoke interoperable security system meant the EAR© provided Alder Hey with all of the information to best understand and navigate towards a complete security solution.

The construction of the Hospital was provided under a Private Finance Initiative (PFI) procurement method in a partnership arrangement with the building company Laing O'Rourke.

Alder Hey in the Park opened in March 2015 and comprised of the next generation of technologies that will improve healthcare delivery in the North West region.

The joint purpose of the project was not only a design for a security solution in the newly built In the Park hospital but to incorporate a number of the existing 20th-century buildings currently in occupancy by the trust.

With the ability to provide a comprehensive security analysis of any site, we were able to deliver a completely flexible solution for any clients needs; our upfront information gathering process, the Enterprise Audit Report, enables us to present clear and concise facts. We listen to our customers, gaining a deeper understanding of their core needs, tailoring our response to a organisation's individual requirements, allowing us to be ready for the challenges of tomorrow.
Clinton Button, Commercial Director, Check Your Security LTD


"Check Your Security more than exceeded our expectations... ...enabling us to meet the needs of the Trust."


"It's a pleasure to be a part of the fabric that makes Alder Hey tick, by providing a proactive service and ensuring the highest quality security measures are delivered.

We believe we have become an extension of the Alder Hey team, helping them continue the amazing job they do every day.

On behalf of Check Your Security, we have great pride and feel privileged to make staff and patients time here at Alder Hey safe and secure as possible at a time of need."

David Whitaker, Northern Area Supervisor, Check Your Security Ltd




"As Head of Security at Alder Hey, it has been great to work with a company like Check Your Security who have more than exceeded our expectations. At a children's Hospital, it goes without saying, the security and safety of our staff and patients is paramount.

The EAR© gave us the confidence to put complete trust in Check Your Security in moving forward with projects of any size.

Check Your Security have enabled us to meet the needs of the trust and deliver a security setup in keeping with the innovative modern building."

Greg Murphy, Head of Security, Alder Hey Children's Hospital