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One million units sold, zero bacterial failures

One million units sold, zero bacterial failures

A look at the two main filter media technologies commonly used – traditional flat sheet membrane and the ‘modern’ hollow fibre membrane media – to tackle Legionellaand Pseudomonasin hospital water systems

What needs to be delivered to fix the NHS?

The head of Healthcare at an independent construction, property, and management consultancy, argues that estates and facilities management teams must adopt an ever more innovative approach to optimising estate utilisation, and sets out a four-pronged approach.
Flexible financing for modular buildings

Flexible financing for modular buildings

Modular buildings are now a common sight on NHS estates around the UK as Trusts battle to meet the requirements of their patients and their staff alike. Here, Steve Bowers, founder and managing director of Solutions Asset Finance, and the company’s commercial director, Philip Green, explain ‘how flexible funding solutions can match the quality of today’s modular building technology’.
Outsourcing building fabric maintenance

Outsourcing building fabric maintenance

Fabric maintenance company, HSFM, examines why an increasing number of healthcare property managers are now choosing to outsource their building fabric upkeep requirements.
A holistic approach to healthy communities

A holistic approach to healthy communities

An IBI architect explains the thinking behind the NHS England Healthy New Towns programme.
Tackling sanctuary and bereavement spaces

Tackling sanctuary and bereavement spaces

A Bristol-based arts consultancy has commissioned artists to redesign the Bereavement Suite and Sanctuary Space at Bristol Royal Infirmary to provide more solace and comfort to bereaved visitors and relatives as part of a major conversion and extension project.
Maceration for the modern sluice room

Maceration for the modern sluice room

An effective, well-planned modern sluice or dirty utility room which enables clean and effective human waste disposal and disinfection is key to ensuring excellent hygiene and infection control.
A practical approach to bio and pandemic threats

A practical approach to bio and pandemic threats

A detailed look at combating the threat posed to building occupants via the infiltration into, and dissemination from, ventilation systems, of microorganisms, and how an innovative UVC technology-based solution can tackle it.
Faster, ‘greener’, and more controllable construction

Faster, ‘greener’, and more controllable construction

A specialist in offsite construction argues that only with a much greater take-up of this form of building will the Government’s 2025 Construction Industry Targets be met.
Temperature and flow monitoring simplified

Temperature and flow monitoring simplified

A washroom control specialist will soon launch a wireless system designed for the continuous, automatic monitoring of hot and cold water temperatures and water flow events in large pipework systems.
Effective masterplanning: realising strategic objectives

Effective masterplanning: realising strategic objectives

A look – by the chair of IHEEM’s Architecture & Design of the Built Environment Technical Platform, and a highly experienced project manager and Chartered Surveyor – at the intricacies of, and priorities for, effective masterplanning.
Why are new-builds becoming unaffordable?

Why are new-builds becoming unaffordable?

Pollie Boyle, senior consultant in Healthcare Planning at Essentia, argues that with current NHS financial pressures making it increasingly difficult to get funding for new-build projects, Trusts need to be looking instead ‘to deliver new models of patient-centred care’.
Building patient-centred specialist care

Building patient-centred specialist care

A project manager at a Dutch engineering, design, and project management consultancy discusses how building design can impact clinical outcomes at specialist treatment centres.
From ‘buttons and bells’ to multifaceted solutions

From ‘buttons and bells’ to multifaceted solutions

A specialist in the field looks back at the history and development of nurse call systems, and gives its view on the ‘wired versus wireless’ system debate.
Designing cancer centres’ many challenges

Designing cancer centres’ many challenges

Catherine Zeliotis, healthcare leader and senior associate at global healthcare architectural practice, Stantec (pictured), discusses the latest thinking in the design of cancer centres, providing best practice examples from Stantec projects throughout the world.
Adaptability at the heart of New Papworth Hospital

Adaptability at the heart of New Papworth Hospital

How a focus on integrated specification at the New Papworth Hospital will ensure that the building fabric will prolong the facility’s service life, reduce maintenance, and enhance build quality.
Ultraclean surgery in today’s theatre arena

Ultraclean surgery in today’s theatre arena

The development of ever more advanced and ‘flexibly designed’ UVC canopies has enabled their use in a wide range of operating theatres, extending the range of surgeries that can be undertaken there.
Biometrics can help protect and safeguard

Biometrics can help protect and safeguard

Shaun Oakes, managing director at ievo, a north-east England-based manufacturer of biometric fingerprint readers, argues that growing use of biometrics technology can improve security and afford better protection to premises, valuable items, and people, across an ever-busier NHS.
Combining people, processes, and technology

Combining people, processes, and technology

The in-use benefits of patient, staff, and asset tracking technologies are now becoming ever clearer, especially in freeing up more time for care, improving patient flow, and facilitating finding key hospital equipment quickly.
Testing air permeability in isolation rooms

Testing air permeability in isolation rooms

The Asset Performance Team leader at BSRIA discusses her recent work testing isolation room design to enable such spaces’ optimal use for both infectious and immunocompromised patients.

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