Case study

Trafford General Hospital

Trafford General Hospital is part of the Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT), which is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing more than 28,000 staff. It’s also known as “The Birthplace of the NHS”. The first NHS hospital, opened in 1948 by Aneurin Bevan. In 2023 the NHS celebrated its 75th Birthday and P4 celebrated working with Trafford General Hospital for over 25 years.


What We Did

Trafford General Hospital recognised the critical need for reliable emergency lighting to ensure the safety and well-being of patients, staff, and visitors during unforeseen events such as power outages or emergencies. The site faced challenges related to its outdated emergency lighting infrastructure which had to be manually tested, costing time and money for the Estates Team to maintain.

To address these challenges, the hospital undertook an initiative to enhance its estate and create a safer environment for all stakeholders. P4 conducted a comprehensive assessment of the hospital’s emergency lighting needs, considering building layouts, occupancy, and compliance with regulatory requirements.

The solution proposed by P4 included installation of Wired and Wireless networked addressable systems on numerous capital projects. The new systems incorporated advanced LFP battery technology, ensuring extended life expectancy when compared to traditional NiCd and NiMH batteries. The hospital’s collaboration with P4 results in ongoing reduction of testing and maintenance costs and exemplifies the positive impact that innovative emergency lighting solutions can have on healthcare facilities. Our working partnership contributes to the hospital’s future energy resilience and more broadly NHS England’s overall commitment to delivering Net Zero.


  • Backwards compatibility.
  • Longevity.
  • Remote Monitoring.
  • Through life cost savings.
  • Compliance.
  • Wireless – the perfect solution for ward areas which are in constant use due to reduced installation requirements. 
  • Market leading after sales support.


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