Mike Dunne, Service and Aftersales Technical manager at Howorth Air Technology, discusses the company’s establishment and running of a dedicated CPD-accredited Ventilation Workshop designed to help contractors and engineers ‘fully understand the specific and detailed requirements of ventilation systems’.
Mike Dunne, Service and Aftersales Technical manager at Howorth Air Technology, discusses the company’s establishment and running of a dedicated CPD-accredited Ventilation Workshop, designed ‘to address the knowledge gaps’ among contractors and engineers, in both public and private healthcare organisations, ‘to help them fully understand the specific and detailed requirements of air ventilation systems’.
In 1961 Hugh Howorth – the son of James Howorth, an engineering pioneer that had vastly improved the air quality within the industrial setting of Greater Manchester’s milling and brewery industry – was summoned to Wrightington Hospital for a conversation with Professor John Charnley, a renowned orthopaedic surgeon. Professor Charnley was troubled by an issue he could not overcome. Seeing excessive post-operative infection rates, Professor Charnley commissioned Howorth Air Technology to provide a clean air ‘enclosure’ that would help to reduce the risk of surgical site infections (SSIs). The system that we developed radically changed the way orthopaedic surgery was conducted.
An underestimated relationship
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