The Royal Liverpool University Hospital

Project background:

The Royal Liverpool University Hospital is a major teaching and research hospital located in the city of Liverpool, England. It is one of the largest and busiest hospitals in the North of England. It has the largest emergency department of its kind in the UK and sees almost one million patients every year.

Laing O’Rourke, an international engineering enterprise, wanted to help speed up the process of opening a newly built hospital ward to help manage patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is where System Hygienics stepped in; having not only worked with the previous contractor on this long term project, we have also worked with Laing O’Rourke at Manchester Airport and so we were in the fortunate position that they knew they could rely on us to get the job done professionally and in a timely manner.

Our Solution:

To ensure that this ward could open and be put to use, the client needed us to undertake project testing and to clean the duct work. To complete this we used Preferred Vacuum Testing (PVT) along with a clean utilising power whip with an extraction unit due to the location of the duct.

Luckily, the only small challenge that our team came across was mobilising the crew within 48 hours and completing this work over the course of a weekend; something of which we are no stranger to doing. The overall project took just two days to complete with an uplifted crew, meaning the contractor received sign off and delivered a ward on the first floor of this hospital on time.

As a result of this project, the client asked if we could further our services for more testing and cleaning.

Client Testimonial:

“Many thanks for your efforts in completing this work to a high quality in such a small timescale, we really appreciate the effort involved from yourself and your operatives in such challenging circumstances."

- Owen Kelsey, Commissioning Manager at Laing O’Rourke