Dialysis is due to start taking place at the end of March so as you can imagine there is a lot going on.
It will have 20 stations plus a home training facility which is 12 stations. Included in the 20 are isolation rooms too. There is also what we term a step down room where patients ready to go home do their last few dialysis on their own but with the support of nurses still in the building if needed.
With the unit not being on the ground floor was there any requirement for any leak detection either in the plant room of dialysis area? Here at Coventry our main unit is on the 5th floor and there have been occasions when leaks have worked their way to the floor below.
It wasn't asked for or recommended by anyone so it was never done in our particular build.
What I will say is that we have had some leaks through to the floor below but I know the reason why. I recommend to the project management team that the entire floor should have been treated to a rubberised paint before the water plant itself was installed but due to some reasons mainly to do with tight deadlines they decided to paint the floor once the equipment was in. The leaks we have had have come from badly sealed floor drains.