Musgrove Park Hospital embarked on a site-wide improvement programme to streamline and modernise its processes. Under this initiative the SSD team launched a review of its department infrastructure and water treatment processes. As well as conducting its own analysis, the department asked Envirogen for efficiency improvement ideas.
With increasing patient numbers and a greater demand for endoscopy services, Horton General Hospital, run by the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, undertook a 12-month building project to construct a state-of-the-art, specialised endoscopy unit. Envirogen provided the latest reverse osmosis technology to ensure a reliable flow of purified water for three Automated Endoscopy Reprocessors (AER).
Neville Fowler, Technical Manager at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital in London explains how a scoping project undertaken by the Trust, identified the need for a back up Sterile Services Department, to provide cover/security for potential breakdowns within the hospitals current facilities.
Andy Jones, Hospital Manager at Fairfield Independent Hospital, St Helens, explained how the hospital needed to increase its endoscope decontamination capacity to satisfy increased patient numbers. Plus improve equipment reliability and future proof the decontamination facility. This led to the installation of two pass through automated endoscope reprocessors (AER’s) along with a duplex thermally sanitised water treatment system that supplies RO water to all stages of the cleaning process.
Growing patient numbers and rising demand for reliable endoscopy services meant that the hospital needed to review its key reprocessing equipment. This resulted in a recommendation that their existing chemical clean reverse osmosis units be replaced with state of the art thermal sanitisation reverse osmosis (RO) systems.