HSA to install advanced air purification to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19
Ensuring that the air entering hospital patient care units is clear of airborne pathogens is more critical than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic. To further enhance the environment of care and strengthen the protection systems within the Cayman Islands Hospital, the Health Services Authority (HSA) has partnered with OtisAir and RGF Environmental Group, Inc to install a highly specialized in-duct air purification system that can significantly neutralize the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) virus and other contaminants in the air.
The Guardian Air QR+ uses PHI-CELL® technology to destroy viruses, bacteria, mold, odors, air pollutants, volatile organic compounds (chemical odors) and smoke at source.
The unit will be installed in the existing air conditioning system where it creates airborne hydroperoxides for distribution throughout the air-conditioned space reducing airborne and surface microbial and pollutants and the risk of person to person infection.
“OtisAir and the RGF Environmental Group are delighted to be able to contribute to this initiative as a way of showing our gratitude to the HSA and frontline workers for the sterling service they are providing to their patients during the pandemic,” said Nicola Platt of OtisAir.
RGF Environmental Group, Inc. kindly offered to supply seven units free of charge to the Cayman Islands Hospital and OtisAir have happily agreed to join them by facilitating the installation of the units at no cost.
“RGF’s revolutionary air purification system can safely and effectively purify every cubic inch of air-conditioned space and assist in delivering a cleaner and better indoor air quality environment which is now more crucial than ever,” said Astrid von Oetinger of RGF Environmental Group Inc.
“The HSA is thankful to have such benevolent industry partners like OtisAir and RGF Environmental Group Inc to aid in advancing the safety and care we provide to our patients,” said Lizzette Yearwood, Chief Executive Officer of the HSA. “The installation of this system is but one example of the many precautionary measures we have been implementing to keep our patients safe during this time.”