Dart Valley Systems Ltd has been working closely with Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust, Capital Engineering Manager; Paul Humphreys to improve infection control measures. An initial trial set was set up at North Devon District Hospital using the AquariTherm™ Manual tap. As the AquariTherm range was designed with healthcare environments in mind, it was a great match.
One of the taps main selling point, was the patented isolation feature, which allows the tap to be removed for servicing or exchange without the need to isolate the water or remove any panels. This unique feature reduces any down time during servicing or disinfection, with easy to access filters these can be removed, replaced or cleaned in a matter of seconds. The AquariTherm™ manual tap also includes a mechanism to ensure that the hot water is mixed before being delivered to the users’ hands, ensuring there is no ‘hot spike’ effect for the user of the tap. Additionally the tap body stays cool during use, even with prolonged running of hot water.
As the trial was a proven success, Capital Engineering Manager; Paul Humphreys then installed them on two refurbishment projects in the Lundy Ward and Roborough Suite. DVS look forward to continued work with Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust by supplying innovative products that perform to exceptional standards.