The health care system in the UK is forever under scrutiny, institutions are dealing with decreasing budgets, whilst at the same time having to improve patient care, reduce waiting times and in general work more efficiently. A forward thinking approach can help to achieve this through the use of technology. More and more health institutions are using audio visual technology to help communicate messages, schedule and plan workloads, hold more effective meetings and in some instances use pioneering audio visual technology in operating theatres, and Universal AV Services has helped them do this.

Universal AV has over 21 years' experience working within the health sector, providing innovative technological solutions in a wide variety of areas. We have worked with teaching hospitals to deliver state of the art education facilities, GP surgeries to help communicate services and health initiatives, PCT's to deliver frontline information to patients, and provide training facilities and meeting spaces to their staff.

We work closely with the health authority and listen to their requirements, understanding the message they have to deliver and the goals they must achieve. We then suggest how best technology can be deployed and design a system which can be used by people whose first priority is the job in hand and not how it is delivered. Easy to use, simple and effective technology designed to support and deliver are the key requirements in this highly disciplined environment.

Universal AV has worked with NHS trusts on communication via digital signage, distributing key messages throughout the community of Rotherham, and has worked with Freeman hospital on advanced audio visual solutions in operating theatres, also used as teaching facilities.