Following the £17.9 million extension of the Emergency Department at Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital, Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust continue to invest £101 million to drive infrastructure improvements across the whole of their property portfolio.
Additional investment continues at pace including the full refurbishment of two operating theatres and improvements to diagnostic facilities through new mammography, fluoroscopy, Gamma Camera, and Maxillofacial equipment at the Grimsby based hospital. With technical design capability and experience in specialist healthcare being key partnership drivers, Mansfield Pollard were engaged to manufacture and install a fully HTM 03-01 compliant air handling unit with integrated maintenance corridor / service pod to serve the redeveloped imaging suite housing the latest GE Healthcare Gamma Camera / CT equipment
Mansfield Pollards specialist air handling team were engaged to provide critical air management for a new state-of-the-art gamma camera room, designed to significantly enhance the hospitals diagnostic services.
Optimising indoor air quality and controlling and maintaining the indoor environment within strict tolerances is critical to ensure the perfect environment for both clinical staff and patients.
Specialist care needs specialist air, and nuclear medicine areas such as Gamma rooms require specific ventilation solutions:
A fully HTM 03-01 compliant air handling unit with parallel integral maintenance pod / corridor and powerful DX system ensured targeted cooling of the Gamma camera machine itself. A fully welded maintenance corridor / service pod 2m x 1.5m x 8.3m running parallel to the AHU was constructed to ensure protection from elements for unit access.
Full commissioning of the condensing unit included pressure strength and leak tightness testing of all refrigeration pipework. Access restrictions necessitated a flat-pack build in 4 sections (for both AHU and corridor) with full assembly and on-site leakage testing to L2 at 700Pa positive
HTM 03-01 2021 Compliant: Legal requirement for specialised ventilation within healthcare buildings
Integrated Maintenance Corridor: Fully welded service pod for complete protection from the elements
On Site Testing: Refrigeration pressure strength testing and leakage to class L2
DX Cooling: Additional cooling requirement for critical medical equipment