Malvern based Melton Group, with a practical approach to Infection Prevention and Control (IPC), are delivering facilities management support solutions to enable the safe use of red, amber, green and blue zones to operate safely under one roof in medical centres.
During the first coronavirus lockdown in March 2020, Doctors’ surgeries were split into zones, with specific surgeries handling ‘Hot Red Zone’ possible COVID-19 patients. This enabled them to segregate these patients from others requiring non-covid treatment such as cancer appointments and baby immunisation.
This however meant patients had to travel to other surgeries which wasn’t ideal. Conscious of this and wanting to provide the best care they can surgeries are now striving to bring their own patients back. But their dilemma was how to keep possible COVID patients separated from other patients and provide a COVID secure environment. Melton were able to provide a solution which securely segregated a part of the building with its own external and internal access thus isolating possible COVID patients in an isolated COVID area.
Melanie Baker Founder and Managing Director at Melton Group explains, “We needed to find a solution that clearly segregated the area from the rest of the building, that didn’t hinder the invaluable work of the healthcare staff, could be easily installed, didn’t destroy the aesthetic of the building and could be removed at a later date if required. I keep pictures and notes of things I see to prompt me when looking for solutions to problems I had seen something similar and developed how it could work in a cost effective way, that provided the safe environment the surgeries were looking for that could easily be removed once the pandemic was over.”
Melanie, adds “Because we work closely with Infection Prevention and Control Teams we were also able to assist and supply other elements required for the area like supplied freestanding automatic battery-operated hand sanitiser dispensers at the entrances, to ensure full flexibility of positioning which meant they could be repositions at key risk points if required.”
Melton’s support has been very well received by both Abbotswood Medical Centre and Pershore Medical Practice, based in Worcestershire.
Helen Perry, Practice Manager at Abbotswood said “We were concerned that anything we did would have a detrimental effect on our newly refurbished surgery but we needn’t have worried, what Melton have done for us is amazing; the newly installed glazed wall and door gives us confidence that our staff and patients are safe and looks like it has always been there”.
Jackie Evans, Practice Manager at Pershore said “I just wanted to say thank you Melanie for all your help with the Red Zone, it is much appreciated. It looks really good and we now feel confident that we have a safe area to assess patients”.
Melton Group provides facilities management support solutions to a wide range of sectors and specialises in creating healthy environments. With over 200 staff based across the 3 Counties, the Company continues to grow at a rapid pace due to their specialist IPC solutions and cleaning services.
At Melton we pride ourselves on supporting and working with a wide variety of sectors including healthcare, education, commercial, leisure and retail. We understand that each sector has its own unique challenges and work with our clients to provide the optimum support for their facilities. Melton prides itself on creating and maintaining a healthy environment for you, your employees, pupils, patients, stakeholders and customers.
Our in-depth knowledge and experience allows you to concentrate on other areas of your role because you know we will have you covered.