Last week Mechline Developments worked against the clock to turnaround 60 AquaJet pre-rinses for shipment to the new Nightingale Hospital at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium, now known as the Dragon’s Heart Hospital – or Ysbyty Calon Y Ddraig.
The iconic sports and events venue, better known as the Millennium Stadium, was transformed into a field hospital in just 2 weeks to become the largest hospital in Wales. Officially opened by Prince Charles, the Dragon’s Heart Hospital should help to ease pressures on the NHS by caring for patients with coronavirus.
Initially open to 300 patients, work is set to continue over the next few weeks until the hospital is fully functional with a 2,000-bed capacity. Mechline’s AquaJet pre-rinses are already at the site helping to maintain hygiene levels – diversifying their use away from foodservice in these unprecedented times.
Last week, Mechline received the urgent call for the 60 AquaJet 50 pre-rinse sprays. The team worked against the clock to ensure these were delivered to the Dragon’s Heart Hospital within 24 hours of the order being placed.
The AquaJet 50 is a robust model designed to handle demanding environments, with a coiled hose and built in restraining device to absorb wear and tear and prevent the overextension of the hose. The model features easy to clean, wipe-down surfaces, which should help staff to easily engage in good hygiene practice.
Andy Coulthard, sales manager at Mechline commented: “At the moment, with these Nightingale projects pushing ahead very rapidly, every aspect is time critical – and stock needs to be readily available. At Mechline we are keeping a good supply of product built and ready to go, and our Mechline team – and wider supply chain – are working very hard to react quickly to fulfil such urgent orders.”
Catering equipment and ventilation manufacturer Corsair and its exclusive healthcare partner Burlodge have shipped equipment for the Dragon’s Heart Hospital in Cardiff too, as well as the new Nightingale hospitals in England and the Louisa Jordan in Glasgow.
The trollies provided should facilitate a complete breakfast and beverage service; crucial at all stages of treatment and recovery.
Whilst many suppliers are closed or operating at much reduced capacity, Corsair and Burlodge report that they are continuing their manufacturing process to support the NHS at this critical time for the country.