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High profile backing for GS1 drive

High profile backing for GS1 drive

At a London conference, Department of Health and Trust speakers described the progress to date with the work to embed GS1 standards throughout the NHS.
BIM and its benefits explained

BIM and its benefits explained

A recent IHEEM seminar on the subject saw speakers look at Building Information Modelling’s key benefits, the potential pitfalls, and the priorities for implementation.
Safe disposal and decontamination key

Safe disposal and decontamination key

How a safe, efficient, and hygienic system for disposing of human waste in hospitals and other healthcare facilities can play a key role in maintaining an infection-free environment.
Work-based training’s ‘profound effect’

Work-based training’s ‘profound effect’

An examination by Eastwood Park of the benefits of work-based learning. The training establishment says work-based degree students can act as ‘the subtle drivers of positive change’.
Flushing compliance enhanced at St George’s

Flushing compliance enhanced at St George’s

The use of a web-based software system at St George’s Hospital in south London has seen a marked increase in compliance with the hospital’s low-use water outlet flushing regime.

Managing electrical supplies safely

A detailed focus on the need to take all necessary steps to protect patients against electrical hazard and shock while they are being treated or operated on in healthcare premises.
Better protecting staff working alone

Better protecting staff working alone

A specialist in the field explains the sophisticated features of its latest lone worker protection and critical messaging systems, a number of them reportedly ‘unique’ in the sector.
Senior personnel meet to debate key issues

Senior personnel meet to debate key issues

Prior to the start of the Hospital Innovations 2016 event in London, an IHEEM ‘CEOs’ Breakfast Briefing’ saw senior personnel discuss and debate some of the key issues of the day.
Saving energy via high-efficiency fans

Saving energy via high-efficiency fans

Thomas Heine, sales and market manager for EC Upgrades, the retrofit arm of global provider of air movement solutions, ebm-papst A&NZ, discusses the retrofitting of high-efficiency fans to existing HVAC equipment to ‘drastically reduce energy consumption’.

Protecting patients, property, and places

A global specialist in door opening solutions considers some of the key security issues within healthcare facilities, and how access control and mechanical technologies are tackling them.
Intelligent design for neuro care facility

Intelligent design for neuro care facility

A look at the complex building services design for a new ward building at a specialist facility in Leamington Spa which treats neurological conditions caused by acquired brain injuries.
Aiming for the optimal tap design

Aiming for the optimal tap design

A report on a recent study by the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham into dismantlable and demountable thermostatic mixing taps – part of a quest to find the optimal ‘safe’ tap design.

Radiotherapy suite can take the strain

The key design, construction, and installation challenges – including the lifting in of six 10-tonne ‘linacs’ – in building a new second floor cancer centre at London’s Guy’s Hospital, described.
Preparing your estate for summer heat

Preparing your estate for summer heat

Mike Elver, Healthcare Sector account manager at Andrews Sykes Hire, discusses the importance of ensuring that healthcare estates are well prepared for the summer heat.
Humidity control key for many reasons

Humidity control key for many reasons

When determining humidity control requirements for operating theatres, engineers should consider both clinical issues and engineering criteria, a specialist in the field explains.

HTM advocates ‘holistic approach’

An in-depth focus on the new HTM 04-01, Safe Water in Healthcare Premises, and the implications for both estates professionals and a range of other healthcare personnel.
Procurement options’ ‘pros and cons’

Procurement options’ ‘pros and cons’

A senior associate at multidisciplinary design, property, and construction consultancy solutions business, Pellings, reviews the various procurement options open to NHS Trusts.
Best practice not being sufficiently replicated

Best practice not being sufficiently replicated

Speaking at the recent Hospital Innovations show in London, Lord Carter warned that examples of best practice by English NHS acute Trusts in reducing costs and improving efficiency are not being sufficiently replicated.

Marine links impacted on design

A washroom technology specialist explains how its products have evolved, and how materials technology used in ballistics and marine applications contributes to their strength and robustness.

Importance of a correct approach

The key steps to ensuring that the various categories of healthcare waste are properly and responsibly segregated and disposed of.

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