How do you improve patient flow, put a stop to healthcare associated infections (so called HAIs), increase hospital revenue, guarantee fast recovery and ensure patient dignity?
If juggling resources is an everyday performance in hospitals then smooth patient flow with the help of single occupancy rooms is a high-wire balancing act.
The prevailing factors of cost, patient transfers, waves of disruption and the time needed for official reorganisation are daunting.
A lack of single occupancy rooms could result in an infected patient being positioned next to a non-infected patient or moved to space on a different ward with logistical complications piling on top of the risk of pathogens spreading.
In some cases, patients who acquire healthcare associated infections during their treatment can occupy beds for a much longer time than anticipated. In other cases, when nurses and doctors try to dedicate wards for specific illnesses in order to avoid outbreaks, they cannot use all the available beds and are forced to block empty ones.
Finally the costs are sky-rocketing.
The challenge to build more single-bed rooms is huge. The price is high and the long construction work is interrupting the everyday workflow of busy hospitals.
What is the solution?
There is no need to knock down walls, close wards or bays or engage in an expensive architect re-design.
The Bioquell Pod is a bespoke bed space that can be assembled quickly without disruption to wards or bed allocation. With transparent side panels and airtight seals, it also allows for decontamination with Bioquell’s hydrogen peroxide vapour technology – the gold standard in deep cleaning – within an hour and subsequent ease of observation for nursing staff.