The Courlancy private hospital in Bezannes, near Reims, consists of three wings of buildings that house wards which normally accommodate up to 380 patients. Initially, the wards started by reducing congestion at the university hospital by taking in patients with Covid-19. Then, technical solutions had to be found to provide more sterile filtration in the patient accommodation area.
In the remarkable time of just four days – it would normally take a month – ENGIE Solutions’ teams and their supplier Afpro Filters were able to bring in equipment from the Netherlands, equip the hospital wards and then filter them. “They came to help us depressurize 20 intensive care rooms and continuing care and obstetrics units,” says Laurent Marxer, deputy real estate director of the Courlancy group. “They used very high-technology filters for the areas receiving patients, which instead of filtering at 80% can offer 99.95% protection. It took no less than 80 hours of work to ventilate these rooms and make them available to patients.”