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Backup Power in Hospitals is More Critical Now Than Ever Before

Published by Lee Kelly on 20 March 2020

Given the current outbreak of Covid-19, the strain on our NHS continues to grow. With more and more cases confirmed daily, our Hospitals are facing tremendous pressure to meet the demand of the increasing numbers of patients. This has a direct impact on the electrical demand of our medical facilities. It is of paramount importance that reliable and effective back-up power systems support the electrical supplies to said facilities. In the event of a surge, spike or sag of mains power, a UPS should be installed to protect against these temporary faults. For longer issues in mains supplies, known as brown and blackouts. A Generator is something to consider installing. It isn’t just the incoming mains supply that needs to be protected but a variety of medical equipment as well.

Crash Cart UPS and Small Medical Equipment

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CPS supply a range of medical-grade plug-in and play UPS units that provide a reliable source of power in the event of mains power issues. These can be connected to medical devices that supply temporary AC to reduce the risk of healthcare equipment turning off. There are even smaller grade UPS units that fit on a movable crash cart to allow you to keep medical equipment powered while moving short distances. If you require a medical UPS, then you can contact our dedicated team, and Critical Power Supplies can specify and supply you with the correct UPS for your requirements call us here on 0800 978 8988 or email us here.

Medical Servers and Networking Equipment

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It isn’t just medical devices and equipment that require a back-up power system but the facilities IT servers and networking as well. This department of the hospital is of equal importance as it provides cybersecurity, data storage, safe access and digital records. Ensuring these services are available, 24/7 is crucial. For example; With influxes of patients, hospital staff need access to digital files asap to prioritise and ascertain appropriate treatment. If you have experienced power supply issues within your hospital, general practice or care home, please contact our team so we can advise you on a useful UPS configuration and installation. Give Critical Power Supplies a call on 0800 978 8988 or drop our team an email here.

Make sure you have the right backup protection in place

With the current COVID-19 pandemic affecting the normal function of society, making sure that we can keep our most important facilities operational has never been more crucial. Hospitals are facing increased demand in services, and they need to be able to respond to this demand effectively. Critical Power Supplies provide back-up power systems which limit any potential issue with mains power to your facility. We can supply and install UPS and Generator Systems to ensure your department or device with a reliable secondary source of energy.


Contact our design team so we can configure your custom solution to ensure power flow to your hospital and GP practices. Call them on 0800 978 8988 or drop our team an email here.