Medical Air Technology (MAT), one of the ‘pioneers’ in critical ventilation for hospitals, and an active member of the Specialised Ventilation for Healthcare Premises Society (SVHPSoc), says it is ‘determined to do everything it can’ to support the NHS through the COVID-19 pandemic.
The company is currently assisting the UK’s hospitals and patients by converting positive pressure, critically ventilated spaces into temporary /emergency negative pressure patient isolation treatment areas. It said: “These works are quick to implement, with minimum interruption to the running of the department.”
MAT engineers can:
- Convert multi-patient positive general wards into negative pressure isolation wards ‘with minimum disruption’;
- Convert operating theatre suites into negative pressure isolation suites, again with minimum disruption;
- Provide positive pressure protection at nurse’ stations to help protect staff.
- Ensure that extract air is HEPA filtered to avoid cross-contamination;
- Carry out touchless H2O2 disinfection to any departments requiring decontamination.
To make its services as accessible as possible to as many healthcare providers as it can, MAT is currently operating on a day rate basis to assess current ventilation status and suitability regarding implementation of the above strategies. The company said: “Our engineers are located all over the UK, so can get to customers quickly to determine how they can work with them to alleviate some of the key pressures facing NHS and private healthcare facilities as a result of the current Coronavirus outbreak.”