A 500-litre liquid oxygen cylinder which was temporarily based at the University Hospital of North Tees in Stockton, UK to help treat Covid-19 patients has returned to the University Hospital of Hartlepool.

The large liquid oxygen cylinder was relocated to Stockton in April to support patients requiring increased oxygen while being treated with Covid-19.

Working with supplier BOC, the University Hospital of North Tees’ internal oygen supply has been improved and is now capable of supporting a large number of patients requiring medical oxygen.

The cylinder has been lifted from its temporary position and transported back to the University Hospital of Hartlepool by a specialist crew.

Deepak Dwarakanath, Medical Director of North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, said, “The upgrades to North Tees’ medical oxygen supply means we no longer need the additional tank from Hartlepool.”

“Covid-19 remains a threat and we all need to do our bit to minimise its impact.”

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Source: NHS North Tees and Hartlepool