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Royal Berkshire Hospital Maternity building temperature measurements (July-August 2018).

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This dataset contains raw temperature measurements of the internal temperatures measured during pre-heatwave conditions around the Maternity and Gynaecology building of the Royal Berkshire Hospital. The work was a pilot scheme to understand the overheating occurring within the department and what could be done to prevent it and to improve patient safety. Sensors were deployed for 2 months (July-Aug 2018).

Full details can be found in Gough et al, in review: 'Assessment of overheating risk in gynaecology scanning rooms during near-heatwave conditions: a case study of Royal Berkshire Hospital in the UK', in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.

This data collection would not have been possible without the help of the Royal Berkshire Hospital and its staff.

Resource Type: Dataset
Creators: Gough, Hannah ORCID logoORCID:, Luo, Zhiwen ORCID logoORCID: and Faulknall-Mills, Samuel
Contributors: Barlow, Janet
Rights-holders: University of Reading, Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
Data Publisher: University of Reading
Publication Year: 2019
Data last accessed: 22 June 2024
Metadata Record URL:
Organisational units: Science > School of the Built Environment > Construction Management and Engineering > Innovative and Sustainable Technologies
Science > School of Mathematical, Computational and Physical Sciences > Department of Meteorology
Participating Organisations: University of Reading, Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
Keywords: temperature, hospital, urban, indoor, heatwave, heat, Royal Berkshire Hospital
Data Availability: OPEN


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