Hospitals Prepare For Hard Winter

17th December 2017

Hospitals Prepare For Hard Winter

With the tabloids screaming warnings about the coming hard winter, hospitals are busily preparing for the worst winter in many years.  The meteorological science behind the headlines might be dubious (BBC) but it seems that the hospital trusts are taking no chances.

The Christmas from HELL: Biggest winter storm EVER to wreck holidays for millions in UK – http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/448115/Christmas-weather-forecast-Winter-storms-warning-as-snow-gales-and-floods-threaten-UK

100 DAYS OF HEAVY SNOW: Britain now facing worst winter in SIXTY YEARS warn forecasters – http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/443462/Winter-2013-expected-to-be-worst-since-1947-with-heavy-and-persistent-snow-forecast-for-UK

Hospitals scramble to prevent crisis in NHS’s ‘toughest ever’ winter – http://www.theguardian.com/society/2013/nov/24/nhs-hospitals-toughest-winter-flu-weather-vomiting

Winter preparation encompasses many different functions from the purely practical like salt and grit bins to providing responsive staff cover and measures to reduce infection risks.  Action Storage can help with many of these practical issues, we stock a huge range of grit and salt solutions including: bins, spreaders and shovels.

We have also been able to help with some of the other issues, in the past few years we have seen changes in the products purchased by health trusts with the majority now favouring easy to clean and hygienic products.  This is clear even in the locker sector, with hospitals selecting either the metal Atlas lockers with their superior antibacterial powder coating or the inherently hygienic eXtreme plastic lockers.