Air Conditioning Sector – Hospital & Healthcare

Emergency air conditioning hire helps keep vital medical staff cool

The impact of COVID-19 has necessitated that staff working in hospitals wear personal protective equipment (PPE), with direct consequences for nurses, doctors, therapists, technicians and anyone else carrying out their daily duties on site. While this precaution has been effective in reducing the transmission of infectious agents between people, it has put medical staff at greater risk of suffering heat stress and general discomfort.

For this reason, Andrews Air Conditioning was recently contacted by the estates team of a prominent hospital in Gloucestershire. Our client explained that the mandatory use of PPE had greatly affected many of their employees and as such they were looking to create specific areas on each ward that would allow overheating staff to take quick ‘cooling breaks’.

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Air conditioning hire assists vital autopsy examinations

At the height of the coronavirus pandemic, Andrews Air Conditioning was approached by the estates team of a well-known South London Hospital during a Sunday lunchtime. Our client was looking for an emergency cooling solution to be installed within their post-mortem examination room. A rise in ambient temperatures, combined with the introduction of new guidelines obligating the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), had created an extremely warm environment for the pathologists and technicians working inside.

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Air conditioning hire cools London hospital

When the estates team for a well-known South London hospital enquired about hiring a large number of temporary air conditioning units, our regional expert was on hand to advise. The client was looking to cool specific areas of the hospital building, with a particular focus on reducing temperatures inside a maternity ward and some of the individual rooms on the same floor.

It was crucial that we provided suitable equipment for the application without exceeding a very strict expenditure budget that was outlined to us at the point of contact. With this in mind, it was recommended that the customer hire 25 of our Polar Breeze portable air conditioning units. This solution would deliver a combined cooling capacity of approximately 65kW and ensure temperatures were maintained at a desirable level inside the identified locations.

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Infection control compliance separates Andrews from the competition

The healthcare industry is one of the country’s most closely scrutinised sectors from a health and safety standpoint, with strict regulations in place to ensure patients are safeguarded.

For this reason, healthcare bodies are extremely selective when it comes to third parties providing services or products unless safe practice can be appropriately demonstrated.

At Andrews Air Conditioning, we pride ourselves on maintaining high standards across all factions of our operations and are only too keen to prove our capabilities when requested by clients.

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London hospital seeks emergency cooling for high dependency ward

During the record-breaking summer of 2018, Andrews Air Conditioning Hire was contacted by a large hospital in East London after an urgent need for some short-term cooling equipment surfaced. There were serious concerns for the safety of a number of patients in the high dependency ward and so urgent action was required to reduce temperatures as quickly as possible.

Having received an out-of-hours call, an Andrews technician visited the location to conduct a site survey and propose the installation of a high-volume cooling solution to successfully reduce temperatures inside the building. It was felt that instilling a temperature of approximately 16°C would be conducive to ensuring patients’ wellbeing and protecting them whilst on the ward. Supplementary equipment was required to function alongside our client’s existing system, which was struggling to overcome the seasonal heat.

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Andrews provide emergency cooling for one of London’s largest hospitals

When one of London’s largest hospitals had trouble combating extremely high temperatures inside their intensive care unit, Andrews Air Conditioning Hire was drafted in to provide them with an effective cooling solution to help improve conditions.

The client’s existing climate control equipment had recently suffered a failure, causing temperatures to rise to such an extent that bosses explored the possibility of relocating patients. As a result, emergency cooling was urgently required to ensure the desired environment was restored.

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Air conditioning hire keeps hospital ward cool during hot spell

When a high-profile hospital was in need of some urgent cooling equipment to reduce temperatures in their pathology department, our specialists were drafted in to provide a temporary cooling hire solution. This was needed with immediate effect, to ensure the correct environment was maintained to protect important medical equipment, meaning a quick response was essential.

Due to the increased quantity of equipment recently installed within the hospital in recent years, everyday temperatures within the area had noticeably increased. This very fact left their highly sensitive equipment in danger of malfunctioning, which could have potentially cost the hospital thousands of pounds.

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Andrews Air Conditioning Hire keep leading blood and transplantation service functional

Andrews Air Conditioning Hire were recently contacted by one of the UK’s leading blood and transplantation services after their centre experienced a chiller breakdown.

The company in question manage the donation, storage and transplantation of blood, organs, tissues, bone marrow and stems cells. It is absolutely imperative that blood is stored correctly to prevent the blood from expiring and because of this, an emergency cooling solution was needed to bring temperatures below 20 °C.

Our specialists conducted a contingency survey approximately one year ago, to ensure we were prepared in the event of such a failure. The hire package that was then deployed consisted of eight PACC 22 air conditioning units, and these were delivered to site the same day ahead of installation.

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Andrews Air Conditioning cool healthcare facility kitchen

In a healthcare environment, where people are already unwell, it is absolutely imperative that patients’ food is stored correctly to prevent them suffering any further illness. Rising temperatures in Scotland had caused an Edinburgh hospital some difficulties in this regard, and so emergency cooling equipment was needed to ensure frozen goods remained safe for consumption.

The holding area was beginning to overheat as a result of the hot air produced by an adjacent kitchen, so the customer contacted Andrews Air Conditioning to provide a solution that would successfully overcome this issue.

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Yorkshire hospital requires emergency air conditioning

When the ill and infirm are exposed to excessive temperatures, it can cause the development of respiratory infections or even trigger allergies depending on the circumstances. That’s why we pride ourselves on delivering robust, safe and reliable cooling systems to hospitals within 4 hours of first contact.

One of our existing clients approached us regarding a temporary hire package during a period of unusually warm weather. As a result, we delivered 40 Polar Wind portable air conditioners to a Yorkshire hospital after receiving an urgent enquiry.

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