During 2011 a devastating fire caused substantial damage to the diagnostic suite and the MRI scanner room at Winchester’s Royal Hampshire County Hospital. Over 100 fire fighters tackled the blaze for many hours, while patients and hospital staff were moved to safe areas, as the hospitals major incident plan was actioned.
The nearby A&E department was closed for safety reasons, but reopened the following week having escaped damage, unfortunately the MRI scanner room suffered significant damage to the structure along with the shared control room for both the MRI scanner and the CT room.
Early the following week Envirotect were requested to manufacture a control room window so that a former sluice room adjacent to the CT room could be adapted into a new temporary CT control room. This would allow the CT room to be back in use whilst the damaged sections of the building could be rebuilt. Envirotect responded to the challenge and upon agreeing the specification were on site fitting the X-Ray shielding control room window to the newly formed opening within a week.