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Estates team looks to tackle skills shortages

Estates team looks to tackle skills shortages

The Estates Maintenance Department at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust has introduced a Workforce Development Programme to tackle existing skills gaps and ensure strong succession planning.
Asset and patient tracking project wins inaugural award

Asset and patient tracking project wins inaugural award

The inaugural Lord Carter Award, presented at the Hospital Innovations 2017 event in London, went to a Trust which has saved considerable sums, and greatly improved efficiencies, by using RFID tagging to ‘track’ patients, equipment, and staff.
Lively programme for mental health event

Lively programme for mental health event

With a significant recent NHS focus on improving mental healthcare provision, this month’s Design in Mental Health 2017 event in Solihull should provide plenty to talk about

Point-of-use filters: the next generation?

A report on the positive results from a recent NHS hospital trial of a point-of-use filter which is reportedly ‘fully reprocessable’, and thus – following use – the filter cartridge and the housing can be decontaminated and re-used.
Good practice and technology the ideal mix

Good practice and technology the ideal mix

Eoin McQuone, Commercial Business director at washroom specialist, Rada, discusses the key changes in the revised HTM 04-01, and explains why new innovations in water management systems are a critical part of preventing waterborne infections.
UK’s first NHS high-energy proton beam facility

UK’s first NHS high-energy proton beam facility

The practical and logistical challenges of designing and building the UK’s first high-energy proton beam therapy facility – which is set to open next summer – described in detail.
Trusts’ forward-thinking approach recognised

Trusts’ forward-thinking approach recognised

How 21st century technology, sound parking operative training, and a willingness among Trusts to innovate, are combining to improve the hospital parking experience.
Investment vital to deliver 5YFV goals

Investment vital to deliver 5YFV goals

Without substantial investment in the NHS estate, The Five Year Forward Viewcannot be delivered, and the estate will ‘remain unfit for purpose and continue to deteriorate’, an independent review of NHS property and estate in England suggests.
A Canadian first for Chinook facility

A Canadian first for Chinook facility

A new five-storey, 205,000 ft2 wing at the Chinook Regional Hospital in Alberta, Canada, was the country’s first project to register with the new LEED-HC environmental rating system.
Redevelopment ‘challenged conventional wisdom’

Redevelopment ‘challenged conventional wisdom’

A report on the significant innovation – in areas ranging from plant operation to patient and staff comfort – that went into a $A66 million redevelopment project at Echuca Regional Health in Victoria, Australia.
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.

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