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In March last year work began to convert Glasgow’s SEC Centre into a temporary NHS hospital as part of the UK’s response to the coronavirus outbreak. A collaborative effort from the NHS, partners and suppliers was required for it to achieve operational readiness by the target date of 19 April 2020.
H2O Nationwide were contacted to provide essential ductwork cleaning and disinfection services to the centre, prior to it being re-opened as the NHS Louisa Jordan coronavirus field hospital.
Within 24 hours of being notified, the operations team in Basildon had put together a unit of experienced ductwork cleaners to immediately attend the site to undertake the decontamination works. All members of the team worked day and night for the next 10 days to deliver the agreed services on schedule and ensure that, along with all other delivery partners on site, they played their part in making sure the temporary hospital opened in time.
During her visit to the site in July, the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: “I am pleased that while it stands ready to treat patients with the virus at just a few days’ notice, the NHS Louisa Jordan is making a valuable contribution to our health service now, even while the virus remains under control.”
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