Drainage engineers from Lanes Group plc have supported the creation of the NHS Louisa Jordan Hospital at the Scottish Events Campus (SEC) to treat patients.
Lanes was commissioned by Graham Facilities Management – one of four principal contractors working on the field hospital project – to carry out CCTV drainage surveys and to clean sewers around the site in Glasgow.
The contractor deployed a jet vac tanker and a CCTV drainage survey unit to the site for four days over Easter bank holiday weekend to carry out the drainage survey and sewer cleaning work required on the site.
Several hundred metres of pipework, ranging in diameter from 100mm to 250mm, were surveyed using pushrod and robotic crawler cameras. All the sewer pipes were also cleaned with water jets.
The company has also supplied similar services to support the opening of the 250-bed Rainbow Hospital Deeside, an emergency hospital set up in Deeside Leisure Centre on behalf of NHS Wales.
NHS Louisa Jordan was completed on 20th April through the combined efforts of 400 personnel.
Construction teams worked alongside more than 150 NHS Scotland clinical and operational staff to prepare the hospital. Initially, it will have the capacity for 300 patients, though this can be expanded to more than 1,000.
Brian Kerrigan, Lanes’ Glasgow regional manager, said: “We're pleased Lanes can contribute as a company to the national response to the coronavirus pandemic and assist in giving frontline medical teams the resources they need to protect and save people affected by the virus."
Kerrigan added: "We remained on site so we could be deployed when and where the Graham team needed us. This way, the site surveys could be carried out as quickly as possible.It was important to establish the condition and connectivity of the in situ pipework to ensure the hospital’s drainage system had the capacity needed for the hundreds of new sinks being installed."
The Scottish Government announced on 30th March it would create NHS Louisa Jordan as part of its coronavirus (Covid-19) emergency planning. The hospital was opened just over two weeks later.
Lanes is an independent drainage and utility specialist with more than 30 depots and utility service hubs across the UK, including ones at Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Aberdeen.
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