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‘Inclusive design hub’ launched

‘Inclusive design hub’ launched

The Design Council has been funded by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) to create a new online ‘Inclusive Design Hub’ for the built environment.
Healthcare Estates 2014 Manchester October 7th and 8th
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.
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
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.
‘Cost-effective alternative’ to wired systems

The wireless HTM Nurse Call system from UK manufacturer, Alarm Radio Monitoring, (ARM) has been developed in line with HTM 08-03 requirements to, as the company puts it, ‘provide a more cost-effective alternative to wired systems’.

Other News

Critical care capacity up

Critical care capacity up

MTX has won the contract for a new SSCU (surgical special care unit) modular extension to the Lyme Building at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire, adding an additional 12 critical care beds.
HCAI ‘absolute containment in 24 hours’

HCAI ‘absolute containment in 24 hours’

Howorth Air Technology has added a relocatable permanent or semi- permanent ‘isolation room’ to its portfolio – BioSphere – via which it says hospitals can safely contain HCAIs (healthcare-associated infections), and ‘provide absolute biological decontamination’ in just 24 hours.
BOC Healthcare adds to portfolio

BOC Healthcare adds to portfolio

BOC Healthcare, the UK’s largest medical gases business, has added MEC Medical oxygen and suction therapy devices to its portfolio of medical equipment for distribution across the UK and Ireland.
• Modular specialist’s most complex project to date
• Advanced Energy Manager modules
• David Bailey has new sales manager
• Training on the entire supply chain
• Green light for £6 m medical centre
• Vernacare partners with UCLH


Nurse call systems: preparing for the future

Nurse call systems: preparing for the future

In the hospital environment, technology is becoming an ever more central element in the drive to improve care standards, in line with guidance from Government and independent institutions, such as at the National Institute for Care Excellence (NICE).
Plenty of challenges, great opportunities

Plenty of challenges, great opportunities

Under the Presidency of Greg Markham, who took up the role two years ago this month, IHEEM has continued to significantly raise its profile among key opinion formers, strengthening its ties with influential bodies such as the Department of Health, the Sustainable Development Unit, The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, ProCure21+, and the Engineering Council, and with parliamentarians, senior civil servants, its international counterparts, and the architectural and construction supply chains.
CHP systems to save money and cut carbon

CHP systems to save money and cut carbon

According to Ian Hopkins, a director of ENER-G Combined Power – which has delivered more than 50 CHP-led energy services contracts within the healthcare sector, having, for the past 30 years, designed and manufactured CHP systems at its global headquarters and R&D centre in Salford – ‘the energy cost and carbon-saving benefits of combined heat and power are difficult to match where there is a large heating/cooling demand over extended periods’.
Better prepared for ‘extreme events’

Better prepared for ‘extreme events’

Kristen Guida, chair of directors and co-founder of Climate UK, a not-for-profit community interest company and a national network of 12 climate change partnerships in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, discusses improving resilience planning, to enable estates teams in hospitals and other healthcare facilities to be better prepared to deal with, and mitigate the effects of, flooding and other severe weather events.
• Making the smartest alarm system choice
• Improving provision, thinking ahead
• ISO 55000 promotes ‘joined-up’approach
• The science of air filtration in focus
• Protecting people and valuable‘assets’
• Minimising infection– from floor to ceiling

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’.


Controlling the bacteriological quality of water


Controlling the bacteriological quality of water
Water acts as a vehicle for pathogenic agents and microorganisms such as Legionella spp which develop in hot water systems, or bacteria that thrive in stagnant water (e.g. deadlegs and tap aerators) such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa.


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