Mercedes-Benz help Northampton Hospital in fight against Covid-19

Northampton General Hospital has taken delivery of new breathing devices to be used in the fight against COVID-19.

The Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) devices were made at the Mercedes-Benz Technology Centre in Brixworth in Northampton and designed by the University College London and Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains (HPP.)

The devices work by supporting patients to receive a steady flow of oxygen through their nose and mouth while wearing a mask.

This treatment reduces the effort it takes to breathe in, as the pressure from the oxygen supply helps the lungs to stay open.

The hospital says they will be using these new CPAP machines to treat covid-19 patients as part trials designed to improve care.

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