New wards sited ‘with surgical precision’

New wards sited ‘with surgical precision’

Wernick Buildings says it is ‘not unaccustomed to installing healthcare buildings in a tight spot’, but recently received a challenge from Leicester Royal Infirmary that required, at least in terms of modular buildings, ‘nothing short of surgical precision’.

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Trumpf moves to the Midlands

Trumpf moves to the Midlands

Trumpf Medical, which supplies products ‘designed to improve efficiency, safety, and patient care in the operating room and intensive care settings’, has moved from the Luton base of the company that gave it its name, to the headquarters of Hill-Rom, the group that will ‘shape its future’.
‘Futuristic’ fire technology at Firex

‘Futuristic’ fire technology at Firex

Life safety equipment manufacturer, C-TEC, will unveil what it is dubbing its ‘revolutionary’ new CAST addressable fire alarm system protocol at this month’s Firex International exhibition at London’s ExCeL (taking place from 16 to 18 June).
Bender UK plans move to new headquarters

Bender UK plans move to new headquarters

Electrical safety specialist, Bender UK – which supplies products ranging from UPS and IPS systems to surgical tables, and from clinical pendants to operating room integration systems – is to expand into a new purpose-built corporate headquarters and service centre close to its current head office in Ulverston, South Cumbria.
• Security breaches easily handled
• ‘Smarter’ access control system
• Quick-to-install digital door locks
• Better visibility of staff and patients
• Staff protection ensured
• Video imaging for a ‘virtual walk-around’


Guy’s Cancer Centre takes shape

Guy’s Cancer Centre takes shape

Catherine Zeliotis, a senior architect and healthcare leader at Stantec, and the lead clinical designer for the new Cancer Centre at Guy’s Hospital in London, describes both the company’s key design philosophies, and how it overcame a number of challenging practical issues – including not displacing the remains of a buried Roman boat found on the site – to create the blueprint for what the practice, and indeed all the project participants, believe will be a ground-breaking new cancer treatment complex.
A ‘disaster prevention’ approach advocated

A ‘disaster prevention’ approach advocated

Dr Nebil Achour BSc MSc PhD, a researcher at Loughborough University who has 13 years’ experience and expertise in disaster prevention – with particular focus on the resilience of healthcare facilities – examines some of the ways that business continuity and resilience can be ‘built into’ hospitals and other healthcare facilities, to enable them to remain functional in the event of major ‘disaster’ or ‘hazard’ events such as earthquake, fire, or flood. He draws on his own work, experience, and reflections, and considers some of the key international thinking and approaches.
Canopy considerations for cleaner airflow

Canopy considerations for cleaner airflow

Jon Fletcher, operations director at Interfurn UK, which designs and manufactures ultraclean hospital ventilation (HVAC) systems and healthcare and laboratory furniture, discusses the company’s approach to designing ultraclean ventilation (UCV) canopies – which it says offer greater protection against infection and improved cleanliness for patients and staff than more ‘traditionally designed’ systems, alongside enhanced performance, greater energy efficiency, easier installation, and a more ‘future-proof design’.
An appetite for making things better

An appetite for making things better

It is often said that food is the best form of medicine, but will the new Hospital Food Standards help? Good quality, high standard catering in hospitals and healthcare establishments is crucial. Here ISS Healthcare’s catering services director, the immediate past chair of the Hospital Caterers Association (HCA), Andy Jones, outlines just how important it is for Trusts throughout the British Isles to consistently promote, develop, and implement, catering standards, and to ensure they that are adhered to.
• System choice is greater than ever
• Good fire strategies are no accident
• Assessing the risks, taking the right steps
• Emergency generators’ critical role examined
• BPA ‘helps make NHS parking better’ – new HTM guidance published
• Providing a better experience for all

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.


Flooring’s many benefits demonstrated in dementia ward


Flooring’s many benefits demonstrated in dementia ward
A year after Altro safety flooring was installed in the pioneering £1 m ‘Forget Me Not’ dementia ward at Warrington Hospital, statistics have revealed that the products are helping ‘to vastly improve life for patients and staff’.


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