‘Critical’ role for Bender in new TV drama

‘Critical’ role for Bender in new TV drama

Bender UK has played a key role in ensuring the authenticity of the operating theatre scenes in the new Sky 1 drama, ‘Critical’, by providing operating theatre equipment used in the hi-tech sets built for the series.

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£160 m Guy’s Cancer Centre topped out

£160 m Guy’s Cancer Centre topped out

The £160 million new Cancer Centre at London’s Guy’s Hospital, which is due to open at the south London site in 2016, was topped out last month.
Requirement to display CQC ratings now in force

Requirement to display CQC ratings now in force

From the beginning of this month, all health and care providers will have been required to make arrangements to prominently display their CQC (Care Quality Commission) rating.
Mental health services’ £1.25 bn cash injection

Mental health services’ £1.25 bn cash injection

A £1.25 bn ‘package’ of additional investment to boost mental healthcare services, the introduction of an Apprenticeship Voucher ‘to put employers in control of the government funding for the training apprentices need’, and a four year, £20 m investment to fund establishment of four pilot ‘Connected Health Cities’ (Leeds/Sheffield, Manchester, Newcastle, and Liverpool), were among measures unveiled in George Osborne’s 2015 Budget on 18 March.
• Proven in testing environments
• Resilient, with ‘space-age shapes’
• ‘Wow factor’ for the Walton Centre
• Award-winning flooring for new facility
• Mobile hospital writing desk launched
• In tune with care home’s eclectic style


Switchgear project meticulously managed

Switchgear project meticulously managed

Electrical engineering and estates personnel at Sodexo – which manages a wide range of soft and hard facilities management services for five hospitals under a PFI contract at the Manchester Royal Infirmary – have successfully planned, managed, and co-ordinated, a complex electrical engineering project which saw high voltage (HV) switchgear in the site’s main intake sub-station dismantled by the supplier to repair a potential earthing mechanism fault which would have prevented individual switchgear panels being shut down, to, for example, cater for renovation of electrical cabling or components cross the site’s high voltage network.
Tough by name, tough by nature

Tough by name, tough by nature

Few beds, one would imagine, could withstand three-quarters of a ton landing on them, but this was the challenge successfully met by a box bed from a furniture manufacturer for challenging behaviour environments, Tough Furniture, when, to reassure a customer that the bed could accommodate 30-stone patients, 13 of the company’s staff jumped repeatedly on it to ensure that it would survive intact in a real-world setting. Such testing may seem extreme, but is vital, since much of the company’s furniture is destined for environments where patients will abuse, and indeed attempt to destroy, components.
A ‘compelling case’ for bioliquids’

A ‘compelling case’ for bioliquids’

Bioliquid is often overlooked by organisations when they look to reduce carbon emissions by moving heating or power generation away from fossil fuels to ‘renewables’.
Design and technology combine to good effect

Design and technology combine to good effect

As flooring specialist, Gerflor, marks over 60 years supplying the healthcare sector, Virginia Harris, the company’s Scottish sales and specification executive, takes a look at some of the recent trends in healthcare flooring, where attractive aesthetics, sustainability, a hard-wearing and robust construction, and cleaning and infection control considerations, are among the key criteria on specifiers’ lists. She also considers the crossover between design and new product development.
• Flexible materials can adapt throughout life
• Correct sizing decisions key to success
• Concerted drive to cut carbon footprint
• Folding ‘health’ back into healthcare
• Infrastructure for new models of care
• Scottish experience can inform others

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.


Entertaining patients, generating revenue


Entertaining patients, generating revenue
When considering or planning bedhead positioned patient entertainment solutions, Airwave says it ‘has all the bases covered’ – with a wide range of medical wall arms, televisions, touchscreens, and interactive services – all designed to improve the patient’s well-being and experience.


IHEEM North West Branch
Sportcity, Manchester
23 Apr 2015

IHEEM Scotland Branch AGM
Lecture Theatre, Glasgow Dental School,
11.00 am-1.00 pm. 23 April

IHEEM Wales Branch AGM and presentations
Arup offices, 4 Pierhead Street, Cardiff.
7th May 2015 - 12.30 pm start.



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