VICTORIA Infirmary is giving patients a breath of fresh air after a Cheshire company won a contract to ventilate the Northwich hospital.
Dame Hygiene Services Ltd will provide air freshening to facilities run by Mid Cheshire Hospitals Trust.
More than 100 systems have been installed by the company at the infirmary on Winnington Hill and at Leighton Hospital in Crewe.
The machines are designed to rid hospital wards of unpleasant smells and gases.
Sheila MacDonald, assistant facilities manager for Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said: “We’re very pleased to be using a local supplier.
“They provided a bespoke service and will react more quickly to our needs than larger competitors.”
In addition to air freshening, the Crewe-based firm will also use ozone generators to curb the growth of airborne bacteria.
Sales manager Maureen Harrop said: “Unlike conventional gas-propelled technologies that can contribute to respiratory problems, we’ve installed gel-based dispensers specifically developed to avoid the problem.
“The generators charge the air with positive ions which inhibit the growth of airborne bacteria.
“And because the generators are portable they can be moved to the area where the need is greatest.”