A Guide to Maintaining Hospital Drains

Fatberg pulled from a hospital car park
A large Fatberg pulled from a hospital car park drain

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Hospitals are complicated buildings. They’re used intensively, round the clock, by healthcare professionals, staff, public and patients in various settings. With such a volume of usage and traffic across health care facilities, it’s a massive headache for managers if systems break down.

Blocked drains in hospitals are a major concern, because they can result in the closure of whole wards or departments. And, whilst older pipes may be susceptible to collapse and damage, even brand new pipes will block if they are routinely misused.

However it is not just hospitals that require this high level of care and maintenance other healthcare premises such as; doctors’ practices, care homes and specialist clinics face similar challenges as well.

With a never-ending line of foot traffic, hospitals are constantly strive to help not only their patients but also their visitors and their staff. This creates several challenges that need managing daily such as; kitchen control, laundry service, clean water, general maintenance and the wards. All these areas have one thing in common that is very rarely at the forefront of people’s minds. Drainage. With that being said, consider the implications that drainage will have on a hospitals day to day, the implications it can have on patient care and the strain it can put on NHS funds.

CCTV Survey at hospital ward
CCTV Survey carried out by Lanes engineers on a hospital ward

Baring all this in mind, Lanes have put together a FREE downloadable best practice guide to help the healthcare sector understand the implications that drainage can have on a system that the UK loves and depends on.

Hospitals benefit in many ways by pre-planning their activities not just for patient care, but for keeping the hospital running constantly. Of course there are times due to bad weather, or an unforeseen condition that has led to the need for reactive work to take place. To assist hospitals with this, Lanes offer multiple services, 24/7 365 days a year such as; drain unblocking and waste collection and disposal.

Furthermore, Lanes’ FREE guide also contains best practice information that will benefit the hospital facilities with drainage do’s and don’ts that can help you prevent the need for reactive solutions and enable a more structure pre-planned maintenance schedule to take place.

For more information call us 24/7 on 0800 526 488 and we will be happy to assist.

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