Welsh hospital installs oxygen tank in fight against coronavirus


A 4.3 metre tall oxygen tank has been installed today at Breconshire War Memorial Hospital in Brecon, Wales as part of the country’s ongoing response to coronavirus (Covid-19).

The specialist tank, known as a VIE (Vacuum Insulated Evaporator), holds two and a half million litres of oxygen and is due to be fully operational on Monday.

The oxygen will be piped round the hospital so that more Covid-19 patients can be treated in the county.

This will reduce the need for acute hospital admission, and support patients to return to the county from District General Hospitals for their continued care.

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