MEMBER EXCLUSIVE

Lessons from the Ebola crisis

Healthcare professionals have learned a great deal about creating effective care environments that allow for the safe treatment of patients with EVD and other infectious diseases.

Sign up and start learning today

Hospital's $5.5 million asbestos problem causing safety concerns

September 21, 2017

The cost of dealing with asbestos at New Zealand's Dunedin Hospital has reached almost $5.5 million, according to an article on the New Zealand Herald website.

The figure includes almost $2 million for a retrofitted air-conditioning system in the radiology department. The ceiling area cannot be accessed to service the air conditioning.

A temporary tunnel had been constructed in one plant room to enable safe access to the helipad for staff to transfer patients. The facilities team leader was "basically working fulltime on asbestos management", leaving little time for other work, the article said.

Yesterday, chief executive Chris Fleming said senior staff were considering recommendations in an independent review of its handling of asbestos. 

Read the article.

 

 

See the latest posts on our homepage


Share

Topic Area: HVAC


Recent Posts
Recent Posts

Woman who gave birth in Japan photographs hospital meals


Meals look more than restaurant-worthy

10/20/2017

Focus: Infection Control

Debunking the assumptions around proper hand hygiene


Hand hygiene in healthcare involves not only washing hands with soap and water, but also the use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers

10/20/2017

Hospital ship off Puerto Rico sits mostly idle 2 weeks after its arrival


Only 33 of the 250 beds on the Comfort — 13 percent — are being used

10/20/2017

Focus: Facility Design

Today's medical office design emphasizes efficiency and aesthetics


New facilities offer patients a tranquil, relaxing and beautiful environment

10/20/2017

Critical Facilities Summit includes Medical, Labs, and Life-Safety Day


The 5th annual Critical Facilities Summit will be held in Minneapolis, Oct. 23-35.

10/20/2017





Post Comment




FREE
NEWSLETTER

• News and Updates
• Webcast Alerts
• Building Technologies



All fields are required.