Improving Ventilation at Dorset County Hospital Trust – Operating Theatre


Dorchester Hospital is an outstanding healthcare provider that serves Dorset and Somerset counties. The hospital works to constantly improve the wellbeing of the communities it serves.

The Need

The hospital needed ventilation hygiene works to help comply with its maintenance requirements, resolve an outstanding issue with decreasing flow rates on the extract and help reduce the indoor risks of COVID-19 spread.

The Solution
The Hydro-X Air team worked around the busy schedule of a highly demanded healthcare centre to allow for minimum disruption. The team decontaminated the system, replaced a hard to access HEPA filter and restored the required flow rates.

Value Added

The team replaced the main filters in the Air Handling Unit (AHU) as well as the HEPA filter post clean as part of the service offered and at no additional cost to the client. The planned schedule and effective communication meant that the work was undertaken with minimum down time for the theatre.