NHS Confederation CEO’s strong message on ‘greater efficiency’

NHS Confederation CEO’s strong message on ‘greater efficiency’

A ‘fundamental change in the way care is provided care for millions of patients’, together with ‘investment in estates, IT, and innovation’, will be needed if the NHS is to ‘close the gap’ between demand and available resources, NHS Confederation CEO, Rob Webster (pictured), warned last month.

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A ‘warmer welcome’ promised at UHS

A ‘warmer welcome’ promised at UHS

Work is due to start on the multimillion pound redevelopment of the main entrance and retail area of the Southampton General Hospital, thanks to an innovative deal conceived by the hospital’s Commercial Estates Development Partnership (CEDP) – a joint venture between UHS and Interserve Prime.
Exceptional barefoot comfort

Exceptional barefoot comfort

When Brent Council in Greater London sought to fit out an extra care home in Wembley with suitable flooring, the residents’ comfort and safety topped the specification criteria.
‘Greener’ car parks for NHS sites

‘Greener’ car parks for NHS sites

VINCI Park UK operates car parks at 12 NHS Trusts across England, Scotland and Wales, and aims to offer ‘bespoke solutions’ to each Trust.
• Copper combating bacteria at German hospital
• IBI’s new mental health design lead
• Vanguard makes senior appointment
• NHS launches ‘new collaboration’ to sustain and improve’ local hospitals
• Experience ‘excellent’ decontamination training
• ‘Real-time’ energy monitoring system


Preventing scalding / controlling Legionella

Preventing scalding / controlling Legionella

One year on from the publication of the Health and Safety Executive’s HSG 274 Part 2 guidelines on controlling Legionella bacteria in hot and cold water systems, Carole Armstrong, marketing manager at Delabie UK, considers three point-of-use anti-scalding technologies that help to control the risk of scalding in environments with low, intermediate and high levels of risk to patients, staff, and visitors. She also considers different solutions suggested by the guidelines for reducing bacterial contamination while minimising the risk of scalding.
Event to reflect ‘service user-led thinking’

Event to reflect ‘service user-led thinking’

The 2015 Design in Mental Health (DIMH) Conference, Exhibition & Dinner takes place this month at the National Motorcycle Museum, Solihull.
Challenging schedule for Ontario facility

Challenging schedule for Ontario facility

In an article first published in the Spring 2015 issue of Canadian Healthcare Facilities, the magazine’s editor, Clare Tattersall, describes a project which is seeing undertaken one of the largest healthcare redevelopments in Ontario, as the new ‘campus-style’ 457 inpatient-bedded Oakville Hospital takes shape prior to a scheduled opening later this year.
Designed with multidisciplinary input

Designed with multidisciplinary input

Very close proximity to existing hospital buildings, managing the craning of 31 sizeable off-site built modules and eight large air-handling unit sections onto site without disrupting hospital traffic or operations, and the need to complete the new building to an extremely tight schedule, were among the challenges successfully met by MTX Contracts recently during its completion of a new ‘dementia-friendly’ 30-bed decant ward at Walsall Manor Hospital in the West Midlands.
• BPA ‘helps make NHS parking better’ – new HTM guidance published
• Providing a better experience for all
• Improving confidence to manage assets
• Being clearer about estate requirements
• Ambitious goals met, but more to achieve
• Recognising design’s role in reducing HAIs

Product Spotlight

The new Kärcher SGV steam vacuum: hygienic cleaning without the effort

Wherever hygiene is intrinsic to daily routines, most contract cleaners and their staff rely upon harsh chemicals and old-fashioned methods like manual scrubbing and scraping.

Keraflo launches enhanced water tank control system Tanktronic - with added functionality and ease of use

Keraflo, manufacturer of ‘Aylesbury’ float valves and tank management systems, has launched an enhanced user-friendly version of its digital water tank control system Tanktronic, which boasts an array of new functionality.

Bender theatre control panels

Hygienic touchscreen operating theatre control panels from Bender UK offer the ultimate flexibility in terms of features and functionality for new and refurbishment installations within the healthcare sector.


Complete, ‘bespoke’ pendant solutions


Complete, ‘bespoke’ pendant solutions
Brandon Medical says it offers ‘the complete pendant solution’ for the clinical workspace – ‘from inception to completion’. The ‘smart design’ of the company’s Atlas Pendants offers ‘increased internal service capacity and greater load-bearing capacity’. Atlas Pendant systems provide ‘an adaptable, functional platform from which surgical procedures can be supported’; all medical gases, electrical, and data requirements are presented in the compact service console.


UK-China Green Hospital Design Summit
Building Centre, 26 Store Street, London WC1E 7BT
Exhibition: 19th to 30th May 2015, Summit: 28th M

IHEEM ‘Dirty Little Secrets’ technical seminar
Hilton Metropole Hotel, Birmingham
30th June 2015

IHEEM ‘Drink It, Sniff It, Part 2’
Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel, Birmingham and Friends House, London, NW1
1st and 7th July 2015



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