Construction New Special Infections Unit of AHEPA hospital. This Unit is constructed in such a way as to prevent the transmission of airborne diseases, such as SARS-CoV-2, to protect both patients with infectious diseases and staff.
Negative Pressure Chambers are isolation wards for patients suffering from infectious diseases, constructed in such a way as to prevent the transmission of airborne diseases, such as SARS-CoV-2, for the purpose of mutual protection of both patients and staff. The chambers are provided with an uninterrupted condition of negative pressure through the air conditioning / ventilation system, preventing possible contamination of the rest of the unit. This system also ensures the removal of viral load by being equipped with filters suitable for this purpose, while the doors of the chambers operate with an interlock system, which does not allow the opening at the same time as the central door.
The Special Infections Unit was created in an independent ward of the Hospital, which was renovated thanks to donations from institutions, organizations and companies. Among the donors is Axis Medical, which offered the study of the project.
The construction works are including
4 Negative Pressure Chambers
1 nurse stand
1 Secretariat Office
1 Doctor Office
1 Examination Office
1 Psychologist Office
2 locker rooms
WC & WC Disabled
The inauguration of the project was attended by the Minister of Health Thanos Plevris, the Deputy Minister Mina Gaga, the Deputy Minister of Macedonia-Thrace Stavros Kalafatis, the Secretary General of the Ministry of Health Giannis Kotsiopoulos and the Mayor of Thessaloniki Konstantinos Zervas. Also present were the Commander of the 4th Health District (RA) Dimitris Tsalikakis, and the Commander of AHEPA Panagiotis Panteliadis.