Coil clogging problem addressed at Frimley

Coil clogging problem addressed at Frimley

A ‘forward-thinking NHS Trust’ in Surrey has recently enlisted the expertise of specialist building services engineers, RAB Specialist Engineers (RABSE), to address the issue of coil clogging in the cooling plant at one of its main hospitals, and reduce the cost of running the equipment, via the installation of air intake filter screens.

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Careful planning minimises disruption

Careful planning minimises disruption

Medical Air Technology (MAT) is mid-way through a major turnkey project at Weston General Hospital in Weston-super-Mare, entailing refurbishment of three ultra clean, and one conventional, operating theatre.
Replica four-bed bay being built

Replica four-bed bay being built

Static Systems Group has created plans for a ‘ground-breaking’ Design and Innovation Centre (D&IC) at its headquarters near Wolverhampton, with the centrepiece a full-size replica four-bed bay based on one of the ProCure 21+ Repeatable Ward designs.
‘Touchless’ disposal from updated machine

‘Touchless’ disposal from updated machine

Vernacare claims to be ‘setting new standards in infection prevention’ with its new Vortex+ disposal unit, which uses ‘touchless’ technology to ensure that disposal of patient waste from toileting and washing is entirely hands-free.
• In tune with circadian rhythms
• Designed for ‘years of carefree operation’
• Leicester pilot proves LED switch’s benefits
• Automatic testing with remote view
• Major savings expected for Spire
• Accurate illumination, long-life LEDs


Better informed for a better choice

Better informed for a better choice

The key considerations when choosing lighting for healthcare settings, with a reminder that, while important, there is more to effective lighting schemes than simply cost control.
Innovation on show at Queensland facility

Innovation on show at Queensland facility

The architects for the new Gold Coast University Hospital in Queensland describe some of the considerable innovation in the design of the A$1.7 bn hospital, one of the state’s largest clinical teaching and research facilities.
Addressing disconnects, broadening training

Addressing disconnects, broadening training

Eastwood Park’s medical gas portfolio manager challenges ‘the norm’ in medical gas training, and raises a number of thought-provoking questions.
Healthcare facilities looking to‘future-proof’

Healthcare facilities looking to‘future-proof’

The latest nurse call systems enable healthcare facilities to incorporate a wealth of other functions, as providers increasingly look to connect up to other infrastructure to improve efficiency, provide better care, and enable detailed monitoring of staff response times.
• Distance learning course proving its worth
• HBN guidance sets out key principles
• Considerable challenges inensuring patient safety
• Serious impact of poor planning shown
• System choice is greater than ever
• Good fire strategies are no accident

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.


Flooring’s many benefits demonstrated in dementia ward


Flooring’s many benefits demonstrated in dementia ward
A year after Altro safety flooring was installed in the pioneering £1 m ‘Forget Me Not’ dementia ward at Warrington Hospital, statistics have revealed that the products are helping ‘to vastly improve life for patients and staff’.


Water Microbiology – Current and Emerging Issues in Healthcare
Winchester UK
7-8 September

Construction Industry Summit 2015
Grange St Paul’s Hotel, London.
8th -9th September 2015

IPEM Medical Physics and Engineering Conference 2015
Hope University, Liverpool
8th - 10th September 2015



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