Integrated video, audio and data solution triples advanced clinical training capacity at The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

New Simulation and Clinical Skills Centre helps ensure first-rate patient care within The Royal Oldham Hospital

“The installation took place over an 18-month period and was professional throughout. We felt involved during the entire decision-making process when certain elements needed adapting. The support from both Pure Audio Visual and Axis Communications has been excellent throughout the process.” Katherine Robertson, Learning and Organisational Development Project Manager at The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.


Following an increase in demand for enhanced clinical training within The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, The Royal Oldham Hospital began work on an 18-month project to construct a £600,000 state-of-the-art Simulation and Clinical Skills Centre. The aim of the centre is to extend training beyond the North Manchester General Hospital, where presently 700 doctors, nurses and midwives receive advanced clinical training each year. The new centre will include two simulation rooms including high-tech manikins where training procedures would take place. The main challenge the hospital faced was collecting all the data from a training session for playback, including audio, visual and patient data, to ensure an effective debrief for trainees.


The hospital decided an integrated video, audio and data networked system would be the most efficient method of ensuring all details during a simulation are retained. The Royal Oldham Hospital then enlisted Pure Audio Visual, a leader in the design and installation of audio visual (AV) solutions, to implement an end-to-end Axis solution within its Simulation and Clinical Skills Centre. This included four AXIS P5515 PTZ Dome Network Cameras, providing high video quality for detailed images of simulations, as well as the added benefit of zooming in on a manikin to observe medical procedures. The camera also features audio detection to recognise vocal interaction during a session. The solution includes a further three AXIS M5014 PTZ Dome Network Cameras, offering broad coverage so trainers observing a session have a far-reaching overview of all simulated procedures. Audio integration is facilitated by three AXIS P8221 Network I/O Audio Modules, seamlessly plugging into the network video system.


Through the use of Axis’ audio and video networked solution, The Royal Oldham Hospital has successfully enabled doctors, nurses and midwives to be trained in advanced clinical procedures.

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AXIS P8221 Network I/O Audio Module
AXIS M5014 PTZ Network Camera
AXIS P5515 PTZ Network Camera