Unseen Heroes - M+E Services in the Healthcare Sector

Unseen Heroes - M+E Services in the Healthcare Sector

In any sector, Mechanical and Electrical (M+E) Services play important roles in the day-to-day operation of a facility or working space. Arguably none are as crucial as those in the Healthcare sector, where they can be pivotal in saving lives. 

In making sure facilities operate efficiently, and safely, and meet the needs of both patients and staff, M+E services encompass a wide range of systems where strict adherence to health sector regulations and standards is paramount. From powering life-saving equipment to maintaining optimal temperature and air quality, M+E services are the unsung heroes of any healthcare facility.

Here are just some of the essential jobs that these services provide:

Electrical Systems
  • Power Distribution
  • Lighting Design and Maintenance
  • Backup Power Systems
  • Fire Alarms, Emergency Lighting

  • Climate Control for Patient Comfort
  • Temperature Regulation for Laboratories and Equipment
  • Air Filtration and Indoor Air Quality Management
  • Isolation Room Pressurization
  • Potable Water Distribution
  • Medical Gas Systems (Oxygen, Nitrous Oxide)
  • Drainage and Waste Management
  • Legionella Prevention and Water Quality Monitoring

  • Centralised Monitoring and Control Systems
  • Energy Management for Efficiency and Cost Reduction
  • Integration of M&E Systems for Seamless Operation
  • Security and Access Control

The design and installation of Healthcare M+E services is perhaps more complicated than in most other sectors, with the drive to reduce costs and improve sustainability while ensuring exact regulatory standards providing a challenging environment for M+E solution design. With lives at stake, there has to be a huge element of trust in this infrastructure and those who design and install it. 

With multiple contracts in the Healthcare sector, Watsons has developed a reputation for designing and installing state-of-the-art M+E solutions. Our most recent contract with a Medical Centre in Shipley, West Yorkshire, married healthcare needs with sustainability, The work included:

  • Photovoltaic panels providing a significant portion of annual power requirements
  • Major updates to the heating system to create a fully sustainable solution that integrated with existing infrastructure
  • New HVAC systems for air quality improvements
  • Cost-saving LED lighting throughout
  • Specialist lighting for consulting rooms

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In all our Healthcare sector contracts, we focus on those three key business areas - cost, sustainability and compliance - while being trusted to meet the wide range of exacting requirements demanded by the industry.

Our careful approach, M+E expertise and attention to detail have given us a reputation in the sector we can be proud of. Along with the satisfaction that our solutions are quietly, and invisibly, performing heroics every day.