As with many of MIW’s projects, this job began with a site inspection. Three potential locations – by the entrance to Duchess Building, in the main concourse in the Jubilee building, and at the back of the Emergency Department – had been identified by the hospital. The MIW team needed to ascertain the viability of these sites and assess the need for any potential groundworks prior to installation.
Once the sites had been verified, MIW worked to identify the best equipment for the hospital. The hygiene rating of the Eco-Dispenser Max UV Superchill made it the most suitable for this project. With inbuilt UV sterilisation, capable of eliminating 99.99% of all waterborne bacteria and viruses, the Eco-Dispenser Max UV is one of the most technically advanced bottle refill stations on the market. It is WRAS (Water Regulations Advisory Scheme) approved, guaranteeing compliance with all water authority and UK Government health and safety guidelines. And it is also GreenSpec™ listed for its high performance, low energy consumption and low water waste, which makes it perfect for the hospital’s sustainability drive. Made from stainless steel, with a security screwed cabinet, the Eco-Dispenser range is vandal resistant. And its sensor operation makes it extremely easy to use for everyone, including wheelchair users.
The final advantage of the Eco-Dispenser Max UV Superchill is that it can be easily customised with client branding. Once the unit had been agreed upon, the MIW team worked closely with Unite to ensure that the three bottle fillers were finished according to the union’s specification prior to installation.
Throughout this project, the MIW team needed to liaise with both the Taunton and Somerset NHS Trust Project Management Team and the Taunton Unite branch, as well as staff working on the ground in Musgrove Park Hospital. Keeping all parties informed and ensuring that the needs of all three were met was the biggest challenge of the project. Constant communication ensured that all parties were satisfied with the end result.