hospital cooling

London Ambulance Service reaps the benefit of our out-of-hours service

It’s not often that we receive requests for comfort cooling in March due to temperatures generally being low, but we’re always prepared for that eventuality!

A few days ago, our operations team picked up an out-of-hours enquiry from the London Ambulance Service – and the equipment was required as a matter of urgency.

Despite the client contacting us at 7pm, we were able to coordinate the delivery and installation of eight Double Cool units before midnight that same day.

Although it was never made clear to us precisely what prompted the need for air conditioning, the customer was very clear about which type of unit would best suit their building given that there were no windows or openings to facilitate the extraction of hot air.

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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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