With advancements in technology and the evolution of medical science, we are, as a population, living longer. And whilst that is great news for us as individuals, it brings previously unseen challenges for healthcare estates management and clinical teams. Hospitals are crowded, budgets are stretched and space is of a premium.
The traditional elements of a sound recovery for a post-op patient are now difficult to provide. Things such as respite and fresh air are in scarce resource from most UK hospitals and recent reports suggest a worrying trend of poor air quality in the places where it is most needed.
2018’s report by the British Lung Foundation, Toxic Air at the Door of the NHS, revealed that 2220 GP surgeries and 248 hospitals in the UK are in locations with air pollution above World Health Organisation Standards. Add to that the risk of airborne infection from crowded healthcare environments and the need for effective management of air flow and air filtration is obvious, within heavily populated primary and secondary care settings.
The government-issued health technical memorandums (HTMs) may offer best practice engineering standards, but being HTM compliant requires precision and expertise on an on-going basis, to ensure that standards are met whilst energy costs are monitored.
Airedale International has extensive experience of working with healthcare providers to deliver effective cooling solutions that meet specific temperature and air filtration requirements.
For more information about how we can help you achieve optimum results within your healthcare setting, or for examples of previous healthcare projects, please contact us on 0113 2390100.