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Lec Medical provides chilling service to St Barts and The Royal London

When it comes to the safe, reliable and energy efficient temperature controlled storage for drugs and vaccines, two of London's largest hospitals - St Barts and The Royal London Hospital - have turned to leading medical refrigeration specialist, Lec Medical, to source the latest in medical and ward refrigeration equipment.


As part of a £1 billion project across the two sites at St Barts and The Royal London - part of the Barts Health NHS Trust - Lec Medical recently supplied approximately 120 medical fridges and freezers throughout all parts of the hospital.

Located in the heart of London and with 290 beds, the scheme at St Barts comprised the construction of a new concrete framed clinical facility to consolidate the existing, widely spread hospital operations into a single purpose-built unit.

Commenting on the decision to specify Lec Medical's leading range of medical refrigeration equipment within the new facilities, Crispin Walkling-Lea, Interior Design Programme Manager Commissioning Lead for the New Hospitals Programme, says: “Lec Medical was successful in its tender for this contract due to a combination of competitive pricing and an excellent product. Previous experience with the company reassured us that their logistics and project management processes would ensure that delivery and installation ran smoothly and we were not disappointed.”

Crispin adds: “The company responds promptly and efficiently in the event of problems with the product, which are rare. The range of refrigeration products is broad enough to ensure that we can procure all the required items from a single supplier, minimising delivery costs and slots.”

The Lec Medical brand was also specified when supplying all medical and ward refrigeration for the largest hospital ever built in the UK - The Royal London Hospital - also part of Barts Health NHS Trust (phase 1). Almost 300 Lec Medical refrigerators and freezers formed part of this installation, together with lab products and ice machines.

Shirley Embling for the New Hospitals Project explains: “Glen Dimplex Professional Appliances (Lec Medical) successfully completed the delivery and installation of medical refrigeration at the Royal London Hospital Phase 1. Since then, the Trust has placed a number of additional smaller orders following the main installation and has continued to be impressed with the standard of service and speed of delivery it has received."

Lec Medical produces a comprehensive range of medical refrigeration products that are ideal for use in in pharmacies, hospitals, wards and laboratories amongst others. These include pharmacy and sparkfree laboratory refrigeration and freezers, bloodbank refrigeration and associated products and services. In total, the company offers a range of over 40 fridges and freezers that provide safe and reliable storage of drugs and vaccines.