Cantech solves hospital's ventilation problems

Air management specialist Mansfield Pollard has upgraded the ventilation system at Scunthorpe General Hospital without any interruption to its patients and staff.

The North Lincolnshire hospital’s main production kitchen feeds approximately 1,000 people a day for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and closing the kitchen would have resulted in a costly and complex requirement to have meals produced from an outside source and run the risk of providing meals of a lower quality.

The hospital’s facilities team needed to ensure that the kitchen would remain operational for the duration of the project.

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Cantech (the kitchen canopy arm of the Mansfield Pollard portfolio) stepped up to the plate and developed a joint plan with the hospital to overcome the logistical challenges.

Cantech’s in-house team of fitters worked four consecutive night shifts to install the upgrade and ensure the project was carried out without negatively impacting the kitchens ability to produce the required number of meals; meaning that the hard working staff could cater for the patients and staff as efficiently as usual.

Keith Fowler, general manager for hotel services at Scunthorpe General Hospital says: “Our kitchen provides catering services for patients, staff and visitors serving up breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as snacks. As such our kitchen is an exceptionally busy place and stopping work was not an option for us while this work was undertaken.”

Joanna Robinson, managing director at Mansfield Pollard says the project is a great example of how the company’s experience, knowledge and capabilities ensure that we can tackle any air management problem.

"We continue to place our customers and their needs at the very heart of what we do and recognise that we have a responsibility not only to create optimal solutions but to truly optimise the value of each of our class leading services," she says.

Mansfield Pollard produces air handling units, kitchen canopies, air conditioning systems and both vibration and acoustic management systems all of which deliver best in class performance and efficiency.

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