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Keeping to the Schedule – Howorth at the Royal Liverpool Hospital

6 September 2011


Howorth Air Technology has recently completed a major project at the Royal Liverpool Hospital, part of the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust. The company upgraded Theatres 9 and 10 by installing its market-leading Exflow Ultra Clean ventilation canopy, making both theatres suitable for orthopaedic surgery, as well as the full range of general surgery. This upgrade is fundamental is assisting the Trust to meet its orthopaedic operating list targets.

Theatre 10, Royal Liverpool

Theatre 10, Royal Liverpool

The project, which delivers the newest technological advancements in operating theatre design, was completed on schedule, despite the additional challenges created for Howorth by all building activity having to take place next to a live operating department, making it essential to keep dust, noise, and general disturbance to an absolute minimum.

The theatres have been equipped with Howorth lateral movement pendants and Martin MarLED operating lights to provide the clinicians with maximum flexibility of use in the operating clean zone.

The contract included the complete replacement of all engineering services and major structural building modifications to accommodate the new Howorth Exflow 28 canopies through the existing concrete viewing gallery soffits. Construction of a substantial structural framework was necessary to support the new theatre equipment.

Ingress and installation of goods required additional project management expertise as the theatres are situated on the 11th floor, with all associated plant equipment installed on the 12th floor roof.

They have an excellent flexible approach, essential when working with operational departments. I would not hesitate to recommend Howorth Air Technology to carry out the installation of any new or refurbished facilities.”

Peter Leadbetter: Project Engineering Manager, Redevelopment Project – Royal Liverpool University Hospital