Strict control of the concentrations of airborne microorganisms (viruses, bacteria, fungi) is required in any hospital environment, most importantly in the communal areas and where higher risk individuals are present. The Cancer Hospital of Thessaloniki THEAGENIO, is one of the four anti-cancer hospitals in Greece and reportedly covers the medical needs of about 2/3 of the county’s population.
From the first month of taking office, the commander of Theagenio Hospital, Dr. Evangelia Kourtelisetas identified the importance of increased measure to reduce nosocomial infections (hospital acquired), in accordance with the priorities and directions of the Ministry of Health.
Our Greek partners, “Crystal Clear Hellas” began the “Theagenio Project” with clear identified targets:
- The control of the microbial load of the air
- The drastic reduction of the risks of infection and transmission of nosocomial infections
- Air purification in all areas of the hospital
The pilot project ran from January to March 2020 when AIRsteril products were installed in various areas including the Postoperative Monitoring Units of the Thoracic Surgery Clinic and waiting areas of the Outpatient Clinics of the Hospital.
Following successful results and feedback, further AIRsteril units were then installed in the Chemotherapy waiting room, the ICU, pulmonary clinic operating rooms and public elevators.
10 months after the installation, the transmissibility of SARS-CoV-2 in the busy areas of the outpatient clinics has been zero in the staff, with similar statistics collected from other areas of the Hospital.
Additional benefits as detailed:
- Air quality has improved tremendously
- Unpleasant odours have been eliminated
- Medical and nursing staff feels safe and aware with air purification in place
"The UK banking centre at Canary Wharf is populated with modern skyscrapers featuring the latest in office building technology. The Credit Suisse UK HeadQuarters allows staff to make the most of windows which has meant that the main building services are sited in the middle of the building. As such with long air ducting, their luxury washrooms struggle to maintain air quality and a clean, fresh smelling work place.
They have installed AIRsteril for odour and infection control in their washrooms. Convinced that the bacteria and viruses that cause infections are killed by AIRsteril, the new offices will feature MF units to ensure staff absenteeism is kept to a minimum."
Marylebone Cricket Club
"On a Test Match day at Lord's there are 25,000 people, mostly males, spending all day watching cricket and drinking. With several visits per person during the day the gents toilets can have up to a 10,000 footfall a day. The staff have had difficulty in clearing the resulting odours. The stainless steel trough urinals in some of the washrooms create added problems.
Just in time for a major Test Match, AIRsteril WRX trial units were installed in two of the major washrooms. After just a few hours, the units had managed to get on top of the smell, then controlled the odours throughout the 5 day match. The facilities staff are very pleased and plan to increase the number of installations before the start of the next cricket season."