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Training funding criteria clarified

Training funding criteria clarified

The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) has given more details on the availability of, and bidding criteria for, funds from one of three new £10 million funding streams unveiled in June (HEJ – August 2014) by the then Skills and Enterprise Minister, Matthew Hancock, to boost the UK engineering workforce.
Healthcare Estates 2014 Manchester October 7th and 8th
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Well connected

Specialist in nurse call, bedhead services, fire alarm, and communications systems, Static Systems invites visitors to Healthcare Estates 2014 to join its staff for a cup of coffee on stand C5, where they will be able to more about the company’s latest innovations.
Four valuable nurse call ‘add-ons’

Austco will use Healthcare Estates 2014 as a platform to show four nurse call add-ons that they claim will leverage greater infrastructure value.
Sustainability the priority

Exhibiting on stand C37 at this year’s Healthcare Estates exhibition, Trend Control Systems will share information on its latest building energy management systems (BEMS) for healthcare-specific solutions.
Tristel and T.E.S.T. to launch Rinse Assure

Tristel, a global manufacturer of infection control products – whose lead technology is a proprietary chlorine dioxide formulation reportedly effective in short contact times against all microorganisms, including spores – will launch Rinse Assure, a ‘unique water management system for continuous supply of CFPP 01.06

Other News

New therapy wing for stammering children

New therapy wing for stammering children

Architecture practice, Barr Gazetas, has designed a new wing for The Michael Palin Centre for Stammering Children in Clerkenwell, reportedly London’s only facility of its kind.
UV-C light weapon in battle against HAIs

UV-C light weapon in battle against HAIs

The Carillion Health cleaning team at the Royal London Hospital is piloting ‘an innovative infection control solution’ via a six-week trial featuring a UV-C light ‘triple tower technology system’ reportedly never before used in the UK.
Woodland walling for children’s hospital

Woodland walling for children’s hospital

Altro Whiterock’s Digiclad digitally printed wall cladding has helped create a particularly imaginative and eye- catching interior in the main lobby at the recently expanded Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, where its depiction of brightly-coloured scenes of woodland life, including flying birds, butterflies, wildflowers, trees, and falling leaves, has proven popular with young patients.
• OJEU-compliant energy services
• Carpets with a conscience
• Following leads since last year
• From ventilation to lab furniture
• Rockspan for ‘first of its kind’ hospital
• ‘One cartridge fits all’

Features

Can nurse call now really help to improve patient experience?

Can nurse call now really help to improve patient experience?

Traditionally, the patient experience within the NHS has been a secondary consideration to the requirements for effective and safe treatment. However, since the coalition Government made a commitment to improving patient experience and putting patients at the heart of everything the NHS does, the patient experience has moved up the agenda of many healthcare leaders and is no longer considered to be a luxury.
New training building heralds new chapter

New training building heralds new chapter

Established in 1969 by the Department of Health as the National Centre for Hospital Engineering, Eastwood Park is today acknowledged as one of the UK’s leading providers of specialist technical, engineering, estates, and facilities management training to the healthcare sector.
Benefits of copper recognised worldwide

Benefits of copper recognised worldwide

In an article that first appeared in the June 2014 issue of Health Estate Journal’s sister publication, The Clinical Services Journal, the Copper Development Association highlights the growing recognition, both in the UK, and among healthcare research and provider bodies overseas, of the significant part that antimicrobial copper can play in preventing and controlling infection in healthcare settings.
Buildings rise from natural contours

Buildings rise from natural contours

This October will see the completion of a £42 million, two-phase construction project by main contractor, Medicinq Osborne, to deliver a new 86-bed adult acute inpatient mental health unit for Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) at Kingsley Green near Radlett.
• Energy challenges a central theme
• Smart specification for sustainability
• Uninterrupted service on the hospital menu
• A new approach to radiopharmacy waste
• Creating the right light for older people
• TR/19 update – key concerns addressed

Product Spotlight

Wilo-Stratos GIGA – ‘powerful, controlled, compact’

Wilo, which supplies products and technology for heating and air-conditioning, water supply, drainage and sewage, and industrial processes such as food manufacture, describes its Wilo-Stratos GIGA high efficiency inline pump as ‘the solution for optimising the cost of heating, cold water, and cooling systems, in industry and buildings’.

‘Hygienic’ touchscreen theatre control panels

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

NHS and industry engineers collaborate ‘to set new standard for OR lighting’ lighting

Brandon Medical’s new Quasar eLite operating theatre has been designed and built in the UK ‘by a consortium of some of Britain’s finest engineers and infection control specialists’.

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CHP-based system to bring significant savings at Good Hope

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CHP-based system to bring significant savings at Good Hope
Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust now has a successful carbon and energy saving scheme in operation at Good Hope Hospital in the West Midlands, with a combined heat and power (CHP) system as its focal point.

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Manchester Central
7 - 8 October 2014
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14th - 15th May 2015
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