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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.
Healthcare Estates 2014 Manchester October 7th and 8th
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.
Only a few days left to book your place at Healthcare Estates

Healthcare Estates 2014, IHEEM’s ‘flagship’ annual event – combining a highly topical conference, accompanying exhibition, and glittering awards dinner – opens its doors in Manchester next week (the show takes place at Manchester Central from 7-8 October).
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
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.

Other News

Measuring device protects electric equipment

Measuring device protects electric equipment

Maintaining electrical equipment performance in healthcare facilities, and ensuring a long service life, requires a stable electrical supply.
Flushed for success – ‘in minutes’

Flushed for success – ‘in minutes’

Bristan has launched a new shower designed to aid commercial users in the complex task of ensuring optimum water temperature and infection control.
Oil-free medical air compressors

Oil-free medical air compressors

BeaconMedæs and Atlas Copco have jointly developed a new full range of oil-free medical compressors, via which they say users can be ‘guaranteed elimination of all traces of oil’ in their medical air.
• Taking control of limescale
• Guaranteed for 20 years
• Heat exchanger systems save money
• Encon senior appointment
• Distribution deal for panel heating
• Efficient boiler that is easy to install


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).
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

'Ventura' bedhead services trunking

Clever and innovative new design touches and cost effective construction feature strongly in the development of ‘Ventura’, Static Systems’ latest bedhead services trunking system.

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.


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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Hilton Blackpool
14th - 15th May 2015

Healthcare Estates 2015
Manchester Central
20 - 21 October 2015



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