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Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals

Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals

Type of works: supply and installation of Dyson Airblade™ hand dryers.

The Royal Liverpool University Hospital opened in 1978. When it merged with Broadgreen University Hospital in 1998, it became one of the largest medical institutes in the Northwest, with over 850 beds and 50 individual wards. It also has several specialist units, including
ophthalmology, hepatobilliary and gastroenterology. Hygiene and infection control are fundamental.

As part of ongoing renovation work to the hospital’s main entrance, First Impressions Manager, Stephanie Owen and her team were looking out for washroom hand dryers suitable for a high specification development.

“I had used the Dyson Airblade™ hand dryer in a motorway service station before the refurbishment began,” says Stephanie. “It really impressed me, so I mentioned it to Diane Wake, Director of Nursing and Infection Prevention Control – we decided to get a Dyson machine in to have a closer inspection.”

Dyson set up a demonstration and hospital staff were shown why the Dyson Airblade™ hand dryer is hygienic to use, including the sealed casing infused with anti-microbial additivive which eliminates 99.9% of surface bacteria. These features were particularly well received by Diane.

After the demonstration, 22 Dyson Airblade™ hand dryers were installed across the site. “They’re used by everyone – nurses, doctors, patients and their families,” adds Stephanie. “Feedback’s been very positive. And because it works automatically, the risk of spreading
infection is greatly reduced – ideal in a modern hospital.”

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