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The Priory Group protected by shentongroup

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The Priory Group, has ensured that it will not face potential hazards caused by a blackout at its clinics and hospitals by using the services of the shentongroup to provide it with emergency generator cover, standby generators and maintenance.

The Priory Group is the UK’s leading, independent provider of care for mental health conditions, psychological and psychiatric services including condition management programmes secure forensic and step-down services, specialist education, complex care, neuro-rehabilitation services, foster and care homes.  Looking for a cost effective means of providing its more vulnerable establishments with standby power in the event of a prolonged powercut, The Priory Group chose power support company, Powercall UK, to supply a number of its hospitals and clinics with its unique nationwide service. 

Since the initial contract was signed with The Priory Group for its hospital near Southampton, it has contracted with Powercall UK for a further 13 of its hospitals, care homes and schools.  The establishments are mostly sited in areas that regularly experience mains power failures and Powercall’s generators ensure that essential services such as heating, lighting, security systems, safety equipment etc. can continue to operate when powercuts occur.  Powercall’s nationwide service despatches a generator from a local depot with a target delivery time of 1-hour, and a guaranteed maximum of 3 hours. 

Such has been the success of Powercall UK’s service, that when it was decided The Priory Group’s establishments at Eaglestone at Milton Keynes and Thornfield Park in Thatcham, Berkshire need higher levels of standby power protection the shentongroup’s, Scorpion Power Systems, was the automatic choice.  In order to ensure a no break power supply in the event of mains failure, Scorpion Power Systems installed two 91kVA diesel generators at Eagleston and a 275kVA a Thornfield Park.

To guarantee consistent and reliable operation of the three generators, The Priory Group has contracted with shentongroup’s Merlin Power Management to provide it with its Powercare Premier Generator service contract.  The contract includes 365/24/7 maintenance as well as remote monitoring via Merlin’s Hawkeye system and refuelling.

“Powercall UK is unique and the only company that serves our niche market”, said Nick Erdbeer, Group Estates Surveyor, Maintenance & Engineering.  “We have received equally excellent service from Scorpion Power Systems and Merlin Power Management.  We are currently talking to the shentongroup regarding other sites that will require their expertise”.

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