Well being Sciences North will probably be shutting down their helipad for a few week on the finish of Could as its service elevator is scheduled for upkeep.
Hospital helipads require common upkeep and analysis to make sure the protection of sufferers and employees. This 12 months helipad elevator upkeep is scheduled for the tip of Could.
“Like all different hospitals, after we are required to close down service to the helipad as a part of our common upkeep actions we observe commonplace down time and security procedures which require us to shuttle sufferers to and from the airport, which is a really protected place for helicopters to land,” mentioned HSN spokesperson Jason Turbull.
“Given the timing of this upkeep occurring through the pandemic, we will probably be working with our contractors to expedite the upkeep to attenuate the quantity of downtime and have the work accomplished in lower than per week.”
Upkeep will probably be carried out on the service elevator that goes to the helipad within the North Tower. This upkeep is required to ensure that HSN to be compliant with present security requirements and laws. Affected person elevators aren’t impacted.
The hospital expects that this routine upkeep will trigger little to no influence to employees or sufferers as all different elevators within the constructing will proceed to function. The one approach a affected person would find yourself on this particular service elevator to the helipad is that if they arrived through air ambulance.
“Once we are required to close down service to the helipad as a part of our common upkeep actions we observe commonplace down time and security procedures which require us to shuttle sufferers to and from the airport,” mentioned Turnbull. “They may then be shuttled to HSN for care.”
With affected person volumes hovering round 80 per cent and HSN solely performing pressing procedures, the ability can also be not as busy as regular.
Whereas this schedule upkeep is described as “routine”, COVID-19 presents added challenges to any job. The hospital indicated that the protection of sufferers, employees and contractors is a trop precedence and there’s lively screening in any respect entrances at HSN for anybody that’s seeking to enter the constructing.
“Screeners ask everybody who involves HSN about their well being and journey historical past associated to COVID-19. This contains all contractors. Anybody who fails the screening, shouldn’t be permitted to enter the constructing,” mentioned Turnbull.
Contractors additionally should observe strict guidelines round social distancing whereas at HSN. Additionally they should be geared up with the correct private protecting gear from their employer if they’re coming to HSN and might’t preserve social distancing.
By way of the work taking place on the elevator, contractors will probably be separated by a number of tales, social distancing could be safely maintained. They’re additionally remoted within the shaft and never in a affected person space.
These staff are additionally geared up with N95 masks as a part of their jobs.
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