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Isle of Wight Trust in ‘historic’ estates JV

Isle of Wight Trust in ‘historic’ estates JV

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust has signed ‘a ground-breaking strategic estates partnership agreement’ with Ryhurst, via which the latter will deliver ‘a wideranging estates strategy that supports the Trust in the delivery of excellent patient care’.

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HPV harnessed in battle against Ebola

HPV harnessed in battle against Ebola

Bioquell’s 35% hydrogen peroxide vapour (HPV) system (photo shows the Bioquell Q-10 portable decontamination ‘suite’) for the decontamination of Ebolaexposed environments has already been successfully used in the UK, the US, France, and the Netherlands, for disinfecting rooms or ambulances used to treat Ebola patients, the company reports.
Theatres upgraded in a fortnight

Theatres upgraded in a fortnight

When Karl Storz successfully bid to refit two integrated theatres at Colchester General Hospital, the team had just nine days to work on each theatre; in just over a fortnight, the hospital had two new OR1 NEO integrated theatres featuring ‘some of the most advanced technology of its kind in the world for carrying out minimally invasive surgery’.
‘Graceful curves’ create serene care environment

‘Graceful curves’ create serene care environment

The Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre in Harrogate has officially been opened.
• ‘Mission-critical investment’ in GP premises announced
• Repeatable rooms for mental healthcare
• New hospital undertakes Kent’s first open-heart surgery
• £40,000 ITU investment at London private hospital
• Pseudomonas on neonatal units
• Bristan makes easy work of Doc M specification

Features

Hospital’s single-room design evaluated

Hospital’s single-room design evaluated

Advocates of 100 per cent single-bedded hospital accommodation have long cited such accommodation’s benefits, particularly in terms of a quieter, more therapeutic recovery environment, with greater privacy and dignity, reduced cross-infection risk, and, for example, the ability to decontaminate patient spaces, when required, with less disruption to clinical care.
Washroom safety in the spotlight

Washroom safety in the spotlight

The healthcare sector is one of the toughest environments for any specifier. For washroom provision alone, the combined requirements of ensuring infection control, hot water safety, and optimised hygiene, while also providing ease of use and maintenance, can prove challenging. Chris Tranter, product manager at Bristan, lifts the lid on the latest technologies, and how they make lighter work of washroom safety in the healthcare sector.
Systems keeping up with latest technology

Systems keeping up with latest technology

Creating a good physical environment for patients is a challenge for the NHS, with its wide variety of building styles and ages. However, even small changes can have a positive effect for both patients and staff.
The life and death of heating efficiency

The life and death of heating efficiency

Healthcare facilities often lead the way when it comes to investing in efficient and reliable heating technologies that can reduce energy costs and prevent breakdowns.
• Anti-ligature: striking the right balance
• Transformational change called for
• Search for efficiency savings continues
• Controlling humidity for healthier hospital
• Importance of regular inspection stressed
• A strategic approach in Scotland outlined

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.

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‘Next generation’ of medical gas terminal units launched

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‘Next generation’ of medical gas terminal units launched
Beacon Medæs says it is excited to have launched ‘the next generation’ of medical gas terminal units. The company said: “In line with our ability to stay at the forefront of medical technology, we have produced GEM ‘Shield’ terminal units to better meet our customers’ needs.”

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