Sunshine Coast University Hospital transforms healthcare and education with Harman
Sunshine Coast University Hospital has been outfitted with a complete AMX by Harman networked AV control solution to support dynamic technology shifts in modern hospital care. The project was managed and delivered by Rutledge AV and CHW Consulting in conjunction with avt, the Harman distributor in Australia.
Sunshine Coast University Hospital is a state-funded teaching hospital serving the Sunshine Coast region of Australia. In order to design and implement high-quality AV and control systems across a diverse range of spaces within the hospital, CHW Consulting was engaged by Queensland Health as the State ICT Advisor.
A full array of AMX by Harman AV control and automation solutions was installed across the hospital, including the meeting rooms, training conference centres, control rooms, simulation rooms, auditorium, general areas, hybrid MDT rooms, autopsy labs, multi-purpose teaching rooms and procedure labs.
Andrew Harper, CHW: AV Design Consultant, said: “We aimed to provide an AV system that wouldn’t let them down during key components of surgery. The reliability of AMX solutions was the key to achieving that goal. The staff’s feedback has been very positive, with many users commenting on their ability to see the procedures they’re engaged with in perfect resolution, enabling them to perform complex tasks with excellent results.”
One of the standout features of the hospital is that it hosts the southern hemisphere’s first hybrid operating theatre, consisting of ultrasound, CT and X-ray equipment in a surgical operating theater. To support procedural operations and medical requirements in the theater, a NetLinx-based AMX control and videoconferencing system was installed to act as a single point of control for designated medical equipment and AV systems within sterile and non-sterile zones.
Peter Sanderson, SCUH Manager, PPP Contracts Operations, commented: “Our hospital’s vision is to provide excellent care. To achieve this, we’ve put a significant amount of effort into designing the flow that occurs within the facility. We rely on the AMX control systems to give the staff the technology they need to create positive health outcomes.”