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Bronglais Hospital Aberystwyth

Installing Control Booths, Windows, Doorsets and Lead Lining

Raybloc (X-Ray Protection) Ltd is proud to present a case study highlighting our exceptional collaboration with Bronglais Hospital in Aberystwyth. Our partnership involved the manufacturing and supply of top-of-the-line radiation shielding solutions that included Frameless Operator Screens, lacquered veneer finish lead-lined doorsets, PVC encapsulated lead-lined doorsets with astragal meeting stiles, and a window door combination set. As well as these fixings, Raybloc also supplied and installed the lead-lined boards for lining the walls and ceilings to create a completer radiation protective barrier between the controlled areas and their surroundings. These cutting-edge products have not only prioritised patient and staff safety but have also significantly contributed to optimising workflow efficiency and creating a healing environment.

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Specifications and Requirements

Radiation Shielding Doorsets

Raybloc’s lead-lined doorsets for this project featured a range of finishes to suit their respective environments. In the X-ray room, a PVC postformed doorset with an astragal meeting stile was opted for by the client, whereas in the CT room, veneer doorsets were installed to suit the aesthetic of the control room and surrounding doors. These doorsets provided a traditional solution to the hospital’s radiation protection requirements while seamlessly blending with the existing architecture of Bronglais Hospital. The flush-mounted warning lights embedded within the doors serve as an alert system, ensuring the safety of patients and staff by indicating when the X-ray room is in use.

X-Ray Protective Viewing Window

The internal window made for Bronglais Hospital was a unique solution given it shared its frame with the lead-lined doorset between the CT room and the control room, making a door window combination set. Our installation of this internal viewing window enables healthcare professionals to maintain visual contact with patients undergoing X-ray procedures. This window features a hardwood lacquered frame that matches the doorset frame, coupled with large lead glass panels that provide excellent visibility into the controlled area, striking the perfect balance between safety and effective communication.

Frameless Operator X-Ray Screens

To further enhance radiation protection, Raybloc installed frameless X-ray screens to protect operators from within the same room as the patient. This innovative solution creates a protective barrier within the X-ray room, enabling close communication between radiographers and patients while eliminating the risk of radiation leakage. The frameless design of Raybloc’s control booths minimises dust traps and allows for easy cleaning, making them ideal for clinical environments.

The Challenge

Bronglais Hospital, a leading healthcare institution in Aberystwyth, Wales, is dedicated to providing exceptional patient care while upholding the highest standards of safety and innovation. To fulfil their radiation protection requirements, they turned to Raybloc (X-ray Protection) Ltd.

Installation of Customised Radiation Protection Solutions

Raybloc was entrusted with the comprehensive installation of a range of radiation shielding solutions throughout the hospital’s radiology department. The project encompassed the implementation of hygienic lead-lined doorsets, radiation-shielding internal windows, and an operator X-ray screen. These state-of-the-art additions were meticulously designed to maximise radiation protection while ensuring visibility and easy access, all while adhering to the highest hygienic standards to support both staff and the public. As well as these products, Raybloc also installed the lead-lined boards for the several control rooms involved in this project.

The Solution

In response to the specific requirements of the radiation protection advisor, Raybloc supplied and installed a complete radiation shielding package for Bronglais Hospital, meeting the agreed-upon timeline and maintaining our renowned standards of excellence in both product quality and service. T Richard Jones (Betws) Ltd’s Ben Davies, the site manager for this project, made the following comment on Raybloc’s role in this project:

“From the early stages of design and specification to project completion at Bronglais Hospital, it was a pleasure to work alongside Raybloc. The project was successful as deliveries were booked in advance, employees were punctual and committed to their work. The doors and screens received for the project were of great quality & fitted exceptionally well. Any issues which arose were dealt with professionally and in good time. TRJ thank you for the great team rapport and would happily work with Raybloc in the future”

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The Benefits оf Installing Control Booths, Windows, Doorsets and Lead Lining from Raybloc

1. Enhanced Safety: Raybloc’s products are designed with a primary focus on radiation shielding. By installing Raybloc’s radiation shielding solutions, healthcare facilities can create designated areas where radiation exposure is limited. This helps to safeguard both medical professionals and patients, reducing the potential health risks associated with prolonged exposure to ionizing radiation.

2. Regulatory Compliance: Raybloc’s X-ray screens, windows, and doorsets meet stringent regulatory standards and guidelines for radiation protection in healthcare environments. By utilising Raybloc’s products, healthcare facilities can ensure compliance with relevant regulations, ensuring a safe and legally compliant working environment.

3. Improved Workflow Efficiency: Raybloc’s radiation shielding solutions are designed to integrate seamlessly into existing healthcare infrastructures. This integration minimises disruption to daily operations and allows for efficient workflow within radiology departments. Medical professionals can perform their duties effectively without compromising safety or impeding the patient care process.

4. Clear Visibility and Communication: Raybloc’s X-ray screens, windows, and doorsets are carefully designed to maintain optimal visibility and effective communication. Internal viewing windows and X-ray screens enable medical professionals to monitor patients during procedures, facilitating better patient care and ensuring the well-being of individuals undergoing examinations or treatments. Our doorsets contain brightly illuminated, two-stage flush-mounted warning signage to guarantee those who are passing are cautious of the controlled area.

5. Aesthetically Pleasing Integration: Raybloc’s products are crafted with attention to both functionality and aesthetics. The installation of X-ray screens, windows, and doorsets seamlessly blends with the overall design of the healthcare facility, contributing to a visually appealing and comfortable environment for patients, staff, and visitors.

6. Customisation Options: Raybloc offers a range of customisation options to meet the specific requirements of each healthcare facility. From size and design to additional features, such as flush-mounted warning lights or specific glazing options, Raybloc can tailor their solutions to suit the unique needs of the facility, ensuring optimal performance and satisfaction.

7. Expertise and Reliability: With a wealth of experience in radiation shielding solutions, Raybloc brings extensive expertise and industry knowledge to every project. Our products are built to the highest standards of quality and reliability, instilling confidence in healthcare facilities that they are receiving solutions from a trusted and reputable provider with a high level of service to suit.

To find out more about our radiation protection equipment, contact our team today.

About Raybloc Radiation Protective Products

Raybloc’s collaboration with Bronglais Hospital exemplifies our unwavering commitment to delivering superior radiation shielding solutions in the healthcare industry. The successful installation of our frameless operator screens, a range of lead-lined doorsets, and a unique window door combination set at Bronglais Hospital highlights our dedication to innovation, safety, and aesthetics. We take great pride in our role in the development of yet another innovative hospital and aspire to make a lasting positive impact on the patients, staff, and visitors who will benefit from our products for years to come.

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