Despite the introduction of vaccinations for the general public, the fight against COVID-19 is far from over. Infection rates are still rising, and government officials are already warning of a worsening situation towards the end of the year due to colder weather. Hospitals and healthcare facilities must be prepared for this challenge and Architectural Wallsz’ healthcare pods could be the answer. Healthcare pods can be set up in or near healthcare facilities to ensure that hospitals have the additional space and the setup they need to provide the best service to patients. Here are some of the key reasons why deployable healthcare pod solutions are beneficial and how they can help hospitals in the battle against COVID.

A Scalable Solution

Deployable healthcare pods are a flexible and versatile solution that can be used in virtually any environment or Healthcare or Nursing setting. These can also be used for a wide range of purposes and crucially fit regardless of the size of the healthcare facility. These pods are suitable for use as a single acute medical care pad or as part of a large-scale healthcare setup, depending on individual needs and requirements. A cost-effective solution, the installation of these pods will also not put further pressure on an already stretched budget. They are also designed to withstand the test of time by being fully reconfigurable and relocatable, ensuring hospitals and patients can gain the maximum benefits for as long as possible.

Rapid Installations 

The situation regarding COVID-19 and infection rates is constantly changing. Spikes can occur in a matter of weeks or even days depending on the situation. It is important that hospitals and healthcare facilities can adapt to these changes. Healthcare and prefabricated nursing pods provide the answer because they can be installed without delay and at short notice. A service like this will mean that healthcare facilities can quickly respond to changing levels of demand as well as increases and significant surges in infection rates over time. These pods are suitable for virtually any area and can be put in place fast.

A Safe Solution 

As medical teams work to treat patients who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or are experiencing symptoms, it’s important to ensure that they can deliver the highest quality of care possible. Deployable Healthcare pods are manufactured with durable and highly cleanable materials. They are built to withstand the regular impact, e.g. of bed castors and undergo thorough sterilisation processes. These pods are also ventilated using HEPA filtration and put under positive or negative pressure, with a minimum of 12 air changes per hour, to ensure the air stays clean for both the patient and the rest of the ward. Using these pods, infections can be effectively controlled, and COVID-19 can be contained to one area, ensuring it does not spread through the patient population.

Advanced Technology

These healthcare pods are designed using the latest technology and most advanced forms of manufacturing. This ensures that they deliver the high level of quality that medical teams expect and that patients deserve. Although they can be built in just a few days, extreme levels of precision are a key part of the process. The result is therefore carrying out a seamless installation with everything taken care of on the site. This means that medical teams can provide support and services to patients with minimal delays or disruption.

How Can These Pods Be Used?

The pods can be used in a variety of ways depending on the needs and layout of a healthcare facility. For instance, they can be used to convert lower acuity units to higher acuity units. They can even be used to convert spaces into medical units that were not originally designed for this purpose. That could include gyms or even exhibition halls.

As well as being used for conversions, it is also possible to use these pods as part of an interior redevelopment. They can be a crucial element of a drive-through testing facility or as isolation rooms for patients that have received a positive diagnosis or for immunosuppressed patients at high risk of infection. The pods might also be used to turn existing or new buildings into triage or treatment spaces to ensure that high numbers of patients can still receive the right level of care.

More Information on Our Range of Healthcare & Isolation Pods

As the war against COVID-19 continues for medical teams and hospitals, it’s important to make sure that they have the right tools and support to win the battle. Deployable healthcare pods provide the rapid solution medical teams need to ensure that they can deliver the absolute best level of service and ensure that patients do get the care they deserve. Adaptable for any environment or use, any medical facility could benefit from these pods as part of their COVID-19 set up.

If you are a healthcare professional who is interested in setting up another base, pod or hospital area and want to learn more, feel free to contact us and request a quote to get started. Contact us today by visiting the Architectural Wallsz website.  We would be more than happy to work with you to give you the support you need throughout every phase of your project.

Posted by Virginia K. Stockstill

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