As part of an ongoing relationship with Spire Healthcare. Medical Air Technology (MAT) has recently completed work at Spire Murrayfield Hospital in Edinburgh. refurbishing and upgrading an existing operating theatre. The theatre now has an ECO-flow™ Ultraclean Ventilation (UCV) Canopy, bringing the hospital's total number of ultraclean theatres to three. ensuring it can offer even more patients the safest environment for orthopaedic surgery. While the theatre was being upgraded. the ventilation plant was also being replaced to full HTM 03-01 standards.
The teams at MAT. CFES (the ventilation contractor). and Spire Murrayfield worked closely together to navigate the challenges posed by working in a theatre right at the end of a clean corridor where keeping building disturbance to an absolute minimum was essential. and were rewarded by a smooth and speedy programme of works.
The ECO-flow'" canopy installed at Spire Murrayfield was designed to combine energy-efficiency with performance. It achieves this through innovative internal design and the introduction of infinitely variable-speed DC motors. while highly efficient centrifugal fans reduce the energy drain required for cooling. LED cruciform lighting has also been added to the ECO-flow'" canopies.
The system uses up to 60% less power than other similar canopies. even in full ultraclean mode. In addition. the new medical gas pendants. IPS system and touchscreen surgeons' control panel. along with all associated services, mean that this total turnkey installation by MAT is a theatre Spire Murrayfield can be proud to open to patients.
The link between surgical site infection and theatre air quality has been well established. HTM 03-01 states: