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Glenfield hybrid theatre will improve vascular services

Glenfield hybrid theatre will improve vascular services

A recent project at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester has seen Interserve redevelop and improve the hospital’s vascular, cardiovascular, and angiography facilities, with the construction of a new hybrid theatre. The architects, P+HS, report.
Making car parking quick and stress-free

Making car parking quick and stress-free

Mark Anfield, Operations Director at Capita Parking Services (ParkingEye & Capita Parking Services), examines the company’s approach to ensuring that car parking on hospital sites is as stress-free as possible for patients, visitors, and staff – an area where technology such as ANPR cameras and automated payment can play a big part.
The potential for Passivhaus design in healthcare

The potential for Passivhaus design in healthcare

Mark Elton of Cowan Architects looks at the potential for Passivhaus technology in hospital estates, and urges the UK ‘to take note of what is already happening on the Continent to reduce unnecessary heating bills while improving patient and staff comfort for a healthier outcome’.
Developing facilities to meet science’s shifting needs

Developing facilities to meet science’s shifting needs

Associate directors at Arup – which offers a range of multidisciplinary design, planning, engineering, consultancy, and technical professional services, Malcolm Turpin, Catherine Wells, and Steven Berry, and director Jennifer DiMambro, consider some of the particular challenges of designing health and scientific research buildings
Alder Hey Innovation Hub’s pioneering work

Alder Hey Innovation Hub’s pioneering work

A look at how innovation that helped creating the striking new Alder Hey Children’s Hospital has continued since it opened, with a wealth of activities designed to improve the patient experience and foster medical advances being championed by a new ‘Innovation Hub’.
Cogeneration gaining in popularity for CHP and CCHP

Cogeneration gaining in popularity for CHP and CCHP

Caleb Finch, communications manager at Capstone Turbine Technology, considers the advantages of modern microturbine technology in CHP and CCHP installations, explaining that microturbine CHP is ‘especially suitable for healthcare facilities that are looking to increase their energy efficiency, lower their greenhouse emissions, and save money at the meter’.
Carbon and energy saving for the Model Hospital

Carbon and energy saving for the Model Hospital

The Carbon and Energy Fund, with the backing and support of IHEEM and HefmA, will later this year launch a new guide to effective and proven carbon and energysaving technologies suitable for use by NHS hospitals.
Vital advisory role of the AE (Electrical) stressed

Vital advisory role of the AE (Electrical) stressed

The fourth and final article in a series of four on the remit and responsibilities of IHEEM AEs working within four key disciplines looks at the role of the AE (Electrical).
Developing competence, boosting expertise and skills

Developing competence, boosting expertise and skills

John Thatcher, CEO at Eastwood Park, discusses the real value of training, and sets out the key elements that he believes have distinguished the Gloucestershire based non-clinical healthcare training centre for the past 48 years.
Brighton hospital’s exciting £485 m redevelopment

Brighton hospital’s exciting £485 m redevelopment

HEJ reports on the ongoing £485 m scheme to redevelop and replace key buildings at Brighton’s historic Royal Sussex County Hospital – one of the largest Treasury-funded NHS projects in recent years.
Take no chances with ventilation system

Take no chances with ventilation system

The Institute of Occupational Medicine highlights the integral role that hospital ventilation plays in maintaining high standards of patient care, and discusses some of the key steps to take to ensure that such systems are efficiently maintained.
A flexible solution to capacity challenges

A flexible solution to capacity challenges

A leading provider of mobile healthcare facilities explains how, with the NHS facing major under-capacity issues, such units can help to ease bed and clinical pressures.
How NHS estates are developing BIM, the NEC3 contracts, and the ‘IoT’

How NHS estates are developing BIM, the NEC3 contracts, and the ‘IoT’

How NHS estates teams are developing, and can benefit from, BIM, and how NEC3 contracts, and the new ProCure 22 Framework, enable the collaboration required for BIM to succeed.
A key role in keeping medical  gas supplies safe

A key role in keeping medical gas supplies safe

Our third article on the role and remit of Authorising Engineers focuses on the key responsibilities of the AE (MGPS), some of the challenges for such personnel in healthcare settings, the need for competence and suitable experience, and the process for registration.
Combined endoscope maintenance and training offer

Combined endoscope maintenance and training offer

Medical engineering company, Avensys UK, is launching a new combined maintenance and training service ‘for all brands, models, and ages, of endoscope’.
Good training at the heart of a good service

Good training at the heart of a good service

A leading car parking provider explains how it has extended its accompanying focus on security management to encompass accredited security training for its own and others’ staff.
Prime location for London research institute

Prime location for London research institute

A report on the design, construction, and building services engineering for London’s striking new Francis Crick Institute building, the new home to some of the world’s top scientists undertaking biomedical research in the fight against illnesses such as cancer and heart disease.
Safety and efficient supply – ‘from start to finish’

Safety and efficient supply – ‘from start to finish’

A specialist supplier focuses on the issues surrounding the commissioning, auditing, maintenance, and operation of medical gas pipeline systems, and explains the key steps to take to ensure a safe, reliable supply.
Protecting patients through a diligent approach

Protecting patients through a diligent approach

A recent NHS Improvement Patient Safety Alert has warned healthcare providers of the dangers of patients being accidentally administered with medical air instead of oxygen.
A vital role in keeping water systems safe

A vital role in keeping water systems safe

The second in our series of articles on the work of IHEEM’s AE Registers and Authorising Engineers focuses on the vital part played by the AE (W) in keeping healthcare facilities’ water systems safe and compliant.

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