Great Western Hospital, Swindon

Great Western Hospital, Swindon

Great Western Hospital, Swindon

Client: Carillion Health
Type of works: installation of Dyson Airblade™ hand dryers improve hygiene and reduce carbon footprint at hospital.

The Great Western Hospital is a modern district general hospital providing emergency care, surgery, diagnostics, paediatrics, maternity, outpatient and day care services. Opened in 2002, the hospital buildings are designed to offer a first class environment for patients, visitors and staff.

The Swindon and Marlborough NHS Trust’s private sector partner, Carillion Health, maintains the hospital buildings. It is responsible for providing a safe, clean environment as well as managing energy consumption. As part of that, upgrading washroom hand drying facilities was a priority. Previously, paper towels had been used, but this had proved a costly and unsustainable solution. There was concern over hygiene risks, cost-efficiency and the amount of waste being sent to landfill.

As the only hand dryer certified by NSF International, the Dyson Airblade™ was the obvious first choice for hygiene. Keith Garner, Energy Manager, Carillion Health, was also impressed with the environmental and costs benefits the Dyson Airblade™ hand dryer could deliver. He decided to have 36 units installed throughout the hospital’s washrooms.

The decision to equip the hospital’s washrooms with Dyson Airblade™ hand dryers has delivered impressive returns. The hospital projects overall cost savings of £1,145 per unit per annum. It also expects a reduction in waste sent to landfill of 1 tonne per year and a reduction in carbon emissions of 1.3 tonnes per year.

Keith Garner said, “We chose the Dyson Airblade™ because it provides an environmentally-friendly, cost-efficient and hygienic means of drying hands. It has proved to be just that, especially when compared with traditional hand drying methods.”

To try the Dyson Airblade™ hand dryer or for more information call:
(0800) 345 7788 (UK)
1-800-932630 (ROI) or

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