A hospital at the forefront of fighting Covid-19 using ultraviolet-C  (UV-C) to ensure an easier return to normality. 

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn has secured innovative UV-C decontamination technology as part of a their new partnership with local decontamination experts, Inivos. UV-C decontamination can decontaminate  a space of potentially dangerous microorganisms in as little as ten minutes. Microorganisms such as C.Difficile, Staphylococcus Aureus and the SARS-CoV-2 pathogen which causes Covid-19.  

UV-C decontamination is performed by specialist monitoring technology called ‘spectromes’. Six of these ‘spectromes’ are placed in different areas of a room to constantly record the level of UV being transmitted throughout the process. Each ‘spectrome’ reports back to a central tablet which then creates auto-generated reports in real-time, allowing hospital staff to be confident that a cycle has been successful and the environment is safe to inhabit. 

Inivos UV-C decontamination has been supported by peer-reviewed evidence as radically reducing contaminants. Therefore supporting the promise of effective cleaning and decontamination processes offered by Inivos. 

Chief Nurse for the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Libby McManus, said: “Working with this innovative equipment will support our domestic services teams to deep clean patient areas quicker, in turn allowing us to care for more patients.” 

The UV-C decontamination will not only be utilised in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Inivos, since its creation in 2007, have been using similar technology in more than a third of all NHS trusts. Therefore it can be expected for this invention to be rolled out nation wide, in the nations fight to contain Covid-19.