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Architectural drawing of HUS' new Bridge Hospital project in Finland
Ane EskildsenNovember 23, 20201 min read

Ergonomic Lighting in HUS Bridge Hospital's 10 operating theatres

Ergonomic lighting has been chosen as the preferred lighting solution for the 10 operating theatres at HUS Bridge Hospital.

Chromaviso's ergonomic lighting solution for operating and intensive care rooms is a zone-divided system consisting of coloured and white lights. The solution combines green and red lights, which have been proven to reduce reflections on operation screens, thus promoting a better work environment and patient safety. Additionally, the user-friendly LED-coloured lights enhance patient satisfaction. This customized lighting solution is tailored to each project and delivered as a complete package.

HUS has been testing the Ergonomic Lighting for the past year and recently installed Finland's first Chromaviso solution in the hybrid operating theatre of Meilhati Tower Hospital. The feedback has been positive, and it's fantastic to see Finland embracing the latest technology for our operating rooms, which have already become the standard in Denmark and Sweden, with 2100 solutions already established. These countries have also seen user satisfaction rates of over 97% with the solution, which is truly remarkable, according to Timo Ohtonen, the CEO of PPO-Elektronikka.

Claus Puggaard, co-founder and sales director of Chromaviso, is delighted with Finland's prioritization of health-promoting lighting. HUS is now at the forefront of its new welfare technology.

— Our first solutions were installed in Danish operating theatres in 2006. Since then, we have collaborated with our users to further develop our lighting through various research projects. This product innovation has been unique but also requires expertise in user insight, technology, physiology, and light. PPO-Elektronikka, our Finnish partners and experts in electronic solutions for hospitals, have been instrumental in ensuring safety in Finnish operating rooms for the past 40 years with their MEV-8 monitoring system. Our three-year collaboration has been excellent, says Claus Puggaard.

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The Bridge Hospital project

Bridge Hospital is HUS's most ambitious construction project to date. Located in the Melihati area of Helsinki, the hospital will replace Töölö Hospital and incorporate aspects of the current Cancer Clinic. The project commenced in 2018 and is scheduled for completion in 2022, with the first patients expected to be admitted in 2023. HUS Kiinteistöt Oy serves as the building owner, while SRV assumes the role of the principal contractor.