It is estimated that 300,000 patients a year in England acquire a healthcare associated infection (HCAI) as a result of care with the NHS. We all agree that effective prevention and control of HCAI is costless and, more important, save lives. With substantial experience of both private and public sector healthcare projects, Trovex is renowned for innovative products specifically designed for the purpose of enhancing hygiene in healthcare environments. This case study shows our project in Yeovil District Hospital, where the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) has recently been fully refurbished with Trovex supplying and installing Hygipod wash stations and hygienic wall cladding to very tight timescales, ensuring that the babies will have the undeniable hygiene required for this extra special care unit.
Working with the contractor
Trovex worked with Interserve and other contractors to deliver refurbishment projects at the Yeovil District Hospital. A modular, fast paced 24 bed ward project was an ideal opportunity for the Hygipod’s benefits to shine. With a very demanding programme and tight deadlines, it was vital to have the project fully scheduled out to make sure the lead times could be met without fail.
Designing with the architect
From the outset, Trovex worked closely with the architect designing the Hygipod System layouts and mechanical details. This ensured a completely seamless delivery and installation could take place. This meant less hassle for all involved and less disturbance to the schedule.
Why was Hygipod a benefit?
The Hygipod system was a perfect solution due to its modular features. Complete installation literally in minutes meant less people on site for a shorter amount of time. Flooring details around the Hygipod area were finished before the Hygipods were delivered to site. As a pre-plumbed system, the M&E contractor could achieve very speedy connections to the unit.
Trovex Hygipod complies with the requirements of HBN 00-10, giving unquestionable quality.
Meeting challenges on site
The project being a modular build on top of the existing building resulted in a challenge…how to get over 50 units onto the roof of a hospital?! Delivered on the back of a roll-back top, articulated lorry, all the Hygipods and fittings could be crane lifted up onto the new modular buildings straight from the truck.
“When we looked at the specifications for Hygipod for IPS systems, we needed to look at the HBN Health Care Compliance reviews of the Hygipod systems and Yeovil Hospital have adopted it as standard. We have 24 installed now, we have repeated room designs and we tested the installation, so it gave us confidence to specify again for this project in the special baby unit. It was quick, pre-plumbed, simply straight-forward.”
Neil Holloman – Capital Projects Manager