Medical Gases Equipment Maintenance
Medical Physics is responsible for the upkeep of all the oxygen, suction and 'Entonox' equipment.
The Trust is equipped with, in the most part, two makes of oxygen flowmeters. A full stock of spare parts is held for both makes by the department as well as several spare units, which are available on an exchange basis. Follow this link for the BOC Medical Gases website.
Medical Vacuum / Suction
Spare suction controllers are also kept in stock and are available on an exchange basis. A rolling replacement program is in place. Stocks of spare parts are held for most of the models.
Otherwise known as 'gas & air' is a 50/50 mix of oxygen and nitrous oxide (laughing gas or N2O)The Trust is equipped with, in the most part, two makes of demand valves. A stock of spares is available. 'Entonox' is the product name given to this gas mix by BOC Gases (Medical)©.