IOM supporting hospitals in checking exposure to nitrous oxide (including Entonox).26.01.2023
IOM has been called in to several hospitals to measure levels of exposure of nitrous oxide following concerns after a Hospital Trust reported that limits were 7% - 2,900% higher than the legal limit, leading to worry of healthcare staff across the country.
Typically found in maternity wards and operating theatres it is believed to have affected staff but not patients with The Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust saying that there was no harm to mothers and babies.
The story by BBC indicated that the high levels were previously hidden by staff with the South End Echo revealing the full details.
If you have concerns about the level of nitrous oxide in your hospital get in touch today and we can sample and test. Giving you all the information you need to take action.