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Vernacare helps combat Ebola spread

Vernacare helps combat Ebola spread

As part of its emergency response, the UK Government is deploying Vernacare’s disposable bedpans and urinals, together with its bedpan supports and hygienic commode chairs, to help doctors treating Ebola in Sierra Leone.

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Eye centre opens in historic Liverpool building

Eye centre opens in historic Liverpool building

The Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Erica Kemp, has opened the city's new eye centre at Spire One Penny Lane.
Oak House team specifies Assa ‘package’

Oak House team specifies Assa ‘package’

Specialist in in door opening solutions, Assa Abloy, has supplied a range of products designed to mitigate patient risk to a new West Midlands mental health facility.
Intastop handrails ‘both stylish, and safe’

Intastop handrails ‘both stylish, and safe’

Although, it says, ‘stylish and safe’ is ‘not a combination of words often used when discussing building materials’, specialist manufacturer of anti-ligature products, Intastop, believes it has successfully combined ‘both luxurious, high quality style’ and ‘a variety of highly effective safeguards’ within its new range of handrails.
• Building flats above hospitals could address capital’s housing problem
• Taking control of limescale
• Guaranteed for 20 years
• Heat exchanger systems save money
• Encon senior appointment
• Distribution deal for panel heating


IP advantages in the healthcare environment

IP advantages in the healthcare environment

Technology is playing an ever more important role in the hospital environment in the drive to improve care standards and the patient experience. Nurse call systems have always played an important role, which is becoming more vital in light of the trend in the acute sector towards single bedded rooms.
Weathering storms, learning lessons

Weathering storms, learning lessons

In an article based on a presentation at last month’s Institute of Hospital Engineering Australia (IHEA) Management Conference in Brisbane, Kim Bruton, chief engineer, MIHEA, NZIHE, CHCFM, of Northeast Health Wangaratta (NHW) in Victoria, describes some of the interesting experiences, challenges, and wider lessons learned, during his first five years as facility manager at the major referral health service for the north-east Victoria region.
Footballer tells of ‘near-tragic incident’ at Healthcare Estates

Footballer tells of ‘near-tragic incident’ at Healthcare Estates

A ‘Michael Parkinson-style’ one-to-one interview which saw Fabrice Muamba, the Zaire-born ex-professional footballer who survived a cardiac arrest while playing for Bolton Wanderers in March 2012 that saw his heart stop beating for 78 minutes, tell his story.
Engaging staff  ‘The Leeds Way’

Engaging staff ‘The Leeds Way’

Giving the keynote presentation on the first day of this year’s Healthcare Estates conference, Julian Hartley, chief executive of Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, discussed some of his key experiences and learnings since he began his NHS career as a management trainee in north-east England.
• Getting temperature control and cost right
• King-size engineering project completed
• Property company’s sustainability goals
• Water and fire safety issues addressed
• L8 – consider the ventilation aspects
• Hospital steam: a tiger facing extinction?

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.


Rada makes Sense for assisted bathing manufacturer


Rada makes Sense for assisted bathing manufacturer
Rada has seen its ‘UK healthcare- approved’ Rada Sense – a concealed digital bath/shower mixing valve – integrated into a range of products offered by care equipment specialist Reval Continuing Care.


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Manchester Central
20 - 21 October 2015



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