Moira, United Kingdom (PressExposure) June 03, 2009 -- Itâs been hailed as one of the most technologically advanced hospital theatres in the UK â and itâs got a music system to match thanks to the expertise of a Lisburn based audio specialist.
The new Â£2 million Theatre 5 at Craigavon Area Hospital features a number of firsts for surgical theatre design and construction in the UK â including an innovative, tailor made music solution.
Itâs widely recognized that background music can help surgeons cope with the pressures of the operating table and the new music system from Zest Audio is just what the doctors ordered!
âThe new theatre has a one-piece, waterproof panel which surgeons use to control lights and other functions,â said David Honeyford, director of Zest Audio.
âWe were able to wire and add some switching to enable this panel to âtalkâ to the music systems we installed in the surgeonsâ prep room, giving them touch control in the theatre from this panel over the selected music they listen to.
âWhen the brief came in for this project, although not huge in value we were excited as it was an interesting and unique project to be involved with,â said David.
âOn the face of it, it is simply a background music system, but originally we were being told by various manufacturers that what we wanted to achieve âcouldnât be doneâ.
âThankfully we have a great relationship with our core manufacturers and after various calls we were able to design and accomplish a solution that matched perfectly with what the surgeons desired. They can now listen and control their music as they work, and the sound is acoustically coherent around the operating table for maximum pleasure.â
Agreeing with the prognosis that music is relaxing, specialist registrar in surgery at Craigavon Hospital Dr Damian McKay said that like many in his profession, he found listening to background music soothing. âOn arrival in the theatre it can also help some patients to relax at a time when they are stressed or anxious,â he added.
For more information on Zest Audio log onto http://www.zestaudio.com or ring 028 9266 4555.