Clearwater’s influence in Hospitals & Healthcare
Serving a growing and aging population, the UK healthcare sector’s essential services are continually hampered by a significant set of challenges. Under mounting economic pressure, healthcare organisations must meet intensifying requirements for costly medical equipment and resources, attract qualified round-the-clock staff, adhere to strict regulations and meet greener environmental demands.
Clearwater has developed solutions across the healthcare sector that enable hospitals and healthcare organisations to operate reliably and consistently, providing clean, safe and comfortable environments for patients with minimal impact on the bottom line.
Whether privately or publicly funded, different hospitals and healthcare facilities often vary in their specific purposes and therefore have different requirements from their water supplies. Whether using water for treatment, washing and bathing, heating and cooling, or alternative applications, Clearwater has been able to demonstrably impact the following for healthcare organisations:
Exceeding Regulatory & Compliance Requirements
Hospitals and healthcare organisations are obliged to meet multiple regulations as well as compliance standards and the management of each of these can be time-consuming and complex. As a perpetual commodity, it can be a significant challenge to ensure that all compliances relating to water are continually met.
Sustainable Cost Efficiency
Operating with limited budgets, hospitals and healthcare organisations require cost effective water management solutions that not only stop the cost of operation from spiralling but optimise the use of water on site to actively reduce costs for a positive impact on the bottom line.
Consistency & Reliability
Providing care for the sick and injured goes beyond providing medical and surgical treatment; hospitals and healthcare organisations must provide safe, clean and comfortable environments for patients and visitors. This means maintaining a consistent supply of clean, reliable water for drinking, washing and bathing, as well as a providing water for specific medical processes and machinery, heating, cooling and cleaning.
With the ongoing demand for greener standards led by both the government and the general public, hospitals and healthcare organisations are faced with the challenge of adopting more sustainable means of working without driving up the cost of operation or risking safety or reliability.
In all cases, Clearwater differs from traditional approaches in using an open, flexible and nimble approach to create the right team to make a rapid difference to hospitals and healthcare businesses.
Example applications of Clearwater’s water management expertise:
Risk Management & Hygiene
Maintaining a safe environment and meeting compliance and regulatory requirements are critical for hospitals and healthcare facilities. Clearwater offers a complete range of products and services specifically designed around the control of legionella bacteria in water systems, from water risk assessments and log books, to remedial tank works and dead-leg removals.
Clearwater’s team of specialist consultants are able to work alongside key decision makers and responsible persons to design and implement control and monitoring schemes. Clearwater has also designed a range of secondary disinfection systems from biocide dosing including Chlorine Dioxide generators, to Ultra-Violet (UV) disinfection systems. Clearwater is able to offer impartial advice as to the most appropriate solution for the organisation.
From the sterilisation of surgical equipment and supply of pure water for specific applications or pieces of machinery, to simply providing a safe, clean water supply, Clearwater has extensive experience in designing, installing and maintaining bespoke engineered water treatment solutions to meet the requirements of hospital and healthcare institutions of all sizes, to suit all budgets. Our expert team of engineers is able to design, install, modify, and maintain all items of water treatment equipment, from particle and carbon filtration, to water softeners and reverse osmosis (RO) systems.
Kitchens & Catering
Clearwater assists kitchens, canteens and catering facilities in the hospitals and healthcare sector, ensuring water is of the highest possible quality however it is used. From softened and purified water treatments to kitchen deep cleans, extract cleans, fire damper testing and risk assessment, Clearwater delivers a full range of solutions where hygiene matters most.
Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning (HVAC)
Maintaining a clean, safe environment is critical to the welfare of all individuals in the facility, from patients, to staff and visitors. A clean, safe environment starts with clean, safe systems. Clearwater offers a full range of services within HVAC, from ductwork inspection and cleaning, to modifications, hatch installations and Air Handling Unit (AHU) servicing. Clearwater is able to offer air services for applications specific to the hospital and healthcare industry such as filtered air supply for operating theatres.
Boilers, Heating & Cooling
From domestic water systems across the facility, to estates and facilities assets such as steam boilers, closed systems and cooling towers, Clearwater demonstrates clear, expert guidance. Our solutions apply to an extensive range of water treatment applications critical to plant and equipment condition, as well as the comfort, safety and health of all individuals on-site.
Hydrotherapy & Rehabilitation Pools
Clearwater understands the necessity for the highest possible water quality in pools, whether used for hydrotherapy, rehabilitation or bathing and helps hospitals and healthcare organisations achieve the highest levels of service through cost effective water treatment and water management.
Clearwater demonstrates an in-depth understanding of regulatory works required on premises and equipment and provides hospitals and healthcare organisations with the assurance that all regulatory work is undertaken to the highest possible standards, with the associated documentation made readily available and easily accessible through Clearwater’s online client portal.
On-site laundries are under constant pressure to reduce the flow of water through their sites. From influent to effluent, Clearwater works with laundries to treat and re-use high volumes of heavily fouled water. This water can typically contain detergents and chemicals as well as lint and particulate. In addition to this, Clearwater also offers solutions for steam boilers for heating washing water and generating steam in industrial irons.
Clearwater is ideally placed to support the hospital and healthcare industry in the UK and Ireland through strong leadership in providing bespoke solutions that ensure clients achieve their varying objectives.