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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.
Emergency power project at Sunnybrook

Emergency power project at Sunnybrook

Our second ‘IFHE’ article this month looks at the challenges of an emergency power generation equipment renewal project at full-service, 1,100 patient-bed hospital in Toronto.
Cutting the clutter, simplifying the journey

Cutting the clutter, simplifying the journey

In the November 2016 HEJ, Greg Truscott, BArch DipMgt MIHEA, manager, Infrastructure & New Works, Royal Perth Hospital, Bentley Health Service & Armadale Health Service, in Western Australia, discussed a project he has led at the hospital to improve the facility’s wayfinding and signage.
Effective training essential to ensure compliance

Effective training essential to ensure compliance

Mervyn Phipps, an IHEEM-registered Authorising Engineer (Water) and water hygiene trainer at Eastwood Park, examines the guidance in the new HTM 04-01, Safe Water in Healthcare Premises (2016), published last year.
How technology can help deliver better care

How technology can help deliver better care

Wandsworth Healthcare believes technological advances and the growing ability to integrate software and services across medical systems will become ever more vital in improving care and operational efficiency.
Inline disinfection system shows its mettle

Inline disinfection system shows its mettle

Horne Engineering explains how its In-Line Thermal Disinfection Unit – just launched – will reduce the incidence and risk of pathogenic colonisation of water systems.
£17 m factory to produce new ‘vinyl collection’

£17 m factory to produce new ‘vinyl collection’

A global floor coverings manufacturer, with a new £17 m factory in the Netherlands, discusses how the optimal flooring can create a healthy, hygienic, and comfortable patient recovery environment.

Keeping the sector on a firm footing post-Brexit

A recent Royal Academy of Engineering report presents ‘evidence-based’ advice to the Government on the opportunities and risks for the engineering sector ‘post-Brexit’.
 Integrated approach for St Anthony’s scheme

Integrated approach for St Anthony’s scheme

ISG’s Engineering Services business discusses the recent extension to Spire St Anthony’s Hospital in Cheam, and how BIM was used to help plan the most heavily serviced areas during construction.
Prevention ‘the best cure’ for security risks

Prevention ‘the best cure’ for security risks

Glenn Foot, technical manager at Eaton, examines some of the key security issues for healthcare estates and facilities managers, and how some of the latest IP, access control, and messaging technologies are helping them tackle them.
A focus on the role and responsibilities of the AE(D)

A focus on the role and responsibilities of the AE(D)

The role of the AE (Decontamination) examined, in the first of a series of planned articles on the work of IHEEM’s four Authorising Engineer Registers.

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