CliniCabin is a portable modular self-contained unit, constructed using a lightweight steel frame and allows patients and clinicians to meet safely in two sealed areas, where they can communicate through a glass screen. A high-speed air exchange filtration system (60 ac/hr) and UV-C lighting thoroughly disinfects rooms quickly between each patient, allowing for multiple daily consultations without risk of infection.
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“The pandemic is still here, it’s still contagious and so when is the right time for respiratory services to get back to normal? This solution allows those services to do it now.” Russ Watkins, Commercial Director for the Academic Health Science Network North East North Cumbria
CliniCabin allows for restoration of services, ensuring reinstated access to accurate diagnosis for people living with COPD, Asthma and other lung conditions, limiting disease progression through appropriate management, and in turn reducing risk of admissions and reduction in inappropriate prescribing and harm.
Peter Adams, Director of CliniCabin said: “Use of CliniCabin to restore services should result in several positive outcomes, including a reduction of referrals to secondary care, reduction in admissions to hospital, bring care closer to home and fulfils an unmet need in the current climate of health crisis.
CliniCabin has been developed and deployed into a number of NHS settings. The rapid air exchange systems and ventilation of the units reduces the fallow period between patients from hours to less than six minutes.”
While designed with respiratory patients in mind, the CliniCabin’s range of features ensures suitability of use beyond respiratory purposes, and can be applicable in both primary and secondary care settings where a clean and safe environment is needed.
The AHSN NENC funded the initial air handling capabilities and testing of CliniCabin, and is also supporting in its deployment across the North East and North Cumbria.
Russ Watkins, Commercial Director for the Academic Health Science Network North East North Cumbria said: “The AHSN’s help was to make sure that CliniCabin meets with infection control guidelines, so we took advice from clinicians in the region. We undertook tests with a local company to ensure that the air change and the UV-C lights made a difference. That advice was independent of CliniCabin, which is important.
“We have also supported with introductions to other AHSNs, where there is interest from commercial teams. CliniCabin is now being used in Hull, Portsmouth and Essex, and we have been supporting with some of those discussions. The pandemic is still here, it’s still contagious and so when is the right time for respiratory services to get back to normal? This solution allows those services to do it now.”