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Envac’s solutions have dramatically improved the hospital environment – for patients, visitors and staff
Hainan Cancer Hospital
With a history of installing high-profile pneumatic waste collection systems within the healthcare sector dating back to 1961, Envac was a natural fit for Hainan Cancer Hospital – a cutting edge hospital in Haikou City, China, designed to promote optimism, empowerment and rehabilitation, as well as foster a sense of community for staff, clients and visitors.
To support the hospital’s design and holistic values, Hainan Cancer Hospital required a waste collection system that would save money whilst dramatically increasing the hospital’s productivity and hygiene levels.
Envac developed and installed a system capable of handling the laundry of 1,200 hospital beds and the general waste of over 11,000 staff and patients across the hospital’s 230,000m2 build area.
A general waste system was also connected to the hospital’s staff quarter during the latter stages of the site’s construction.
The system now transports almost 13 tonnes of waste from the site’s 628 waste inlets each day throughout a pipe network spanning almost two miles (2.7km).
Since the project was fully built out in 2015, Hainan Cancer Hospital’s Envac system has:
Kitchen waste disposal, inlet in work bench
System operators in the control room, in the waste collection station
The soiled linen bags falls down in a standard laundry cart
Type of development Hospital
Waste collection capacity 12 tons/day
Client Hainan Cancer Hospital
Envac contract awarded 2014
Type of project New development
Type of system Stationary vacuum system / Envac Kitchen Waste System
Pipe network dimension (mm) 500
Pipe network length (mts) 1,796
Nr. of waste fractions 3
Type of waste fraction General hospital waste, soiled linen, industrial kitchen waste
Nr. of storage tanks (MOVAC) N/A
Number of apartments 1,200 beds
“Given the size of the hospital traditional modes of waste collection and transportation are no longer viable. With a strong hospital portfolio in China, Envac has not only proved that its technology is tried and tested but also highly successful in densely populated areas. It’s also much more hygienic than traditional waste collection which, as a hospital, is one of our main priorities. Envac will make waste collection easier and quicker whilst freeing up valuable corridor space as manual waste collection movements will be reduced by 90 per cent.”Mr Wang Tie Lin, Director of the hospital at Hainan Cancer Hospital