Case Study – Worthing Hospital

X-Flow Medical Shower & Tap

Worthing Hospital is part of the Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust. Located near Brighton, Worthing Hospital provides a full range of general acute services, including A&E, Surgical Care Unit, Outpatients and Intensive Therapy Unit.

Paul Kingsley-Holmes, Water Engineer, contacted Fileder to explain about some issues they were having with the current filter; sometimes being removed by staff, to create an improved flow of water. Without the filters in place, there was the increased risk of infection from waterborne microorganisms. There was also concern about using the existing filter for its 31-day validation period in lower pressure areas as the flow rate was lower than wanted.

Fileder were invited to conduct a site survey to investigate this feedback and specify an appropriate solution. By supplying the X-Flow Medical Tap Filter, issues of low flow were overcome. Also, the filters were no longer removed by users and only by the authorised engineer, when the full validation period was over. The filters were fitted to the taps using the 316L stainless steel adaptors, designed specifically by Fileder to ensure a leak-free result with additional benefit of being able to be sterilised by autoclave on site at the hospital.

Established for over 35 years, Fileder Filter Systems is one of the largest independent process filtration and water treatment supplier in the UK. A wide range of filtration and water treatment products are available to order for next day delivery, including carbon blocks, pleated and depth cartridges, housings and RO systems.

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The X-Flow Medical Tap filters outperformed the existing filters with over double the service life, which is a significant cost saving. Unwanted filter removal has stopped, there are no signs of leaks, and we now achieve the full validation period in the low pressure areas. The X-Flow Medical Tap Filters are the right choice for general bacterial control at the point-of-use

Paul Kingsley-Holmes, Water Engineer

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