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NHS reforms ‘damaging and distracting’

NHS reforms ‘damaging and distracting’

A major assessment of the coalition government’s record on NHS reform by The King’s Fund concludes that the upheaval caused by the Health and Social Care Act has been ‘damaging and distracting’.

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Commode chair is ‘cleaner by design’

Commode chair is ‘cleaner by design’

Vernacare has developed a new commode chair with ‘a robust, easy-clean design’ – to help reduce the risk of healthcareassociated infections (HCAIs).
£40,000 ITU investment at private hospital

£40,000 ITU investment at private hospital

BMI The London Independent Hospital in Stepney Green has unveiled its newly enhanced intensive therapy unit (ITU).
Gerfor flooring for Glasgow care home

Gerfor flooring for Glasgow care home

Pacific Care, a care provider with five care facilities throughout Glasgow and Renfrewshire, has selected Gerflor flooring for the corridors, day rooms, and toilets, in its new £4.2 m, 60-bed Mosswood Care Home in Glasgow.
• Eastwood Park announces first free electrical workshop for 2015
• Mobile fleet operator sets sights on European expansion
• Hand-held germicidal UV lamp
• Benchmarking milestone for i-Clean
• Conference in Coventry will address key sterilisation standard
• ‘Easy-flush’ shower’s time and labour savings

Features

Low energy –bridging the Great Divide

Low energy –bridging the Great Divide

Professor Mathew Bacon, MD of The Conclude Consultancy, argues that with healthcare facilities required to play a considerable part in helping the UK meet tough carbon reduction targets, a new approach to designing large acute hospitals is required that takes significantly greater account of such facilities’ ‘In-use’ energy consumption.
Patient experience key in hospice refurb

Patient experience key in hospice refurb

A major design and build scheme which has seen the inpatient unit at St. Luke’s Hospice in Sheffield extended and refurbished to provide a more comfortable and homely environment, and bring the facilities up to the best 21st century standards, has benefited significantly from both high quality architecture and stakeholder commitment.
Ebola preparedness priorities explained

Ebola preparedness priorities explained

With the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa widely considered the worst to date, and British nurse, Pauline Cafferkey, who was diagnosed with the virus in December after returning from work in Sierra Leone, currently being cared for in a special isolation unit at London’s Royal Free Hospital, Jon Otter, scientific director of the Healthcare Division at Bioquell, considers prevention and control strategy for a disease which, by early January this year, had killed well over 8,000 people since the original outbreak just a year before.
ISO 55000: Creating an asset management system

ISO 55000: Creating an asset management system

In the October 2014 issue of HEJ, Keith Hamer, group vice-president, Asset Management & Engineering at Sodexo, and marketing director at Asset Wisdom, Kevin Main, argued that the new ISO 55000 standards present facilities managers with an opportunity to create ‘a joined-up, whole lifecycle approach’ to managing and delivering value from assets. In this article, Kevin Main and Chris Bradley, who runs various asset management projects, examine the process of creating an asset management system.
• Keeping costs down and revenue up
• Trust and British Gas partner in EPC scheme
• Shouldering the load, maximising value
• Comfort, sustainability, and workflow improved
• Breathing easy during building projects
• Four decades of change and evolution examined

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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Bender’s magic touch in the theatre

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Bender’s magic touch in the theatre
Bender claims to be ‘the market-leader’ in the design and manufacture of operating theatre control panels (TCPs), having, it says, ‘pioneered’ the design and development of the contemporary membrane approach.

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