RECENT FEATURE ARTICLES
Nick Keegan, an expert in building energy efficiency and energy performance contracting, and a director at EEVS, considers some effective approaches to ‘de-risking’ heating projects in the drive towards Net Zero.
Mark Smith, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at NHS Property Services, explains how the company has been able to make valuable savings that are reinvested into the NHS.
Alex Solk, Partner and Healthcare lead at Sheppard Robson, argues that the next generation of hospital design should ‘learn from the office’s drive for wellness’. He believes that ‘wellness in the workplace is as vital to hospital design as it is to re-thinking our offices’.
Infection control is critical in healthcare environments to protect patients, visitors, and staff. Here Tim Checketts, head of Specification at dormakaba, discusses how the right door and access control solutions can help minimise the spread of germs, while still achieving the required accessibility, security, and safety.
Avensys has demonstrated its broad-ranging capabilities and expertise in the procurement, purchase, storage, supply, and installation of new medical devices, and the sale of surplus-to-requirements EBME equipment, in a £1 m contract recently successfully completed for not-for-profit healthcare provider, Healthcare Management Trust (HMT), at its new £25 m Sancta Maria Hospital in Swansea’s SA1 waterfront district.
HEJ editor, Jonathan Baillie, talks to Steve Parker, Operations manager at Marlux Medical, about the growth in demand for disposable privacy curtains during the pandemic, current best practice in curtain changing, and the latest technology developments that are helping to make disposable privacy curtains a more sustainable option for NHS Trusts.
James Minards, Country Sales manager for the UK and Ireland at healthcare business and data automation company, GHX, discusses the use of digital inventory management systems to improve stock control and the procurement of a variety of key items used by hospitals and other healthcare facilities, and the time, cost-saving, and efficiency benefits the technology can bring.
Tina Seymour, CEO at charity, Hope for Tomorrow, looks at how mobile cancer care units are supporting NHS Trusts, and ‘revolutionising how life-saving treatment is delivered to communities thanks to digital innovation’.
The UK construction sector is set to make Whole Life Carbon calculations integral to design decisions. Senior personnel from architectural practice, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, discuss the considerations faced by an NHS Trust.
Nick Barsby from T-safe UK, and Chair of the Legionella Control Association, and, Claire Jackson, an Authorising Engineer (Water), discuss work to address protracted Legionella colonisation in the water at a hospital in south-east England.
Andrew Poplett IEng, MIHEEM, an Authorising Engineer (W&V), on ensuring, with growing staff and skills shortages, that Authorising Engineers and Authorised Persons don’t face an unreasonable workload and burden of responsibility
Regina Kennedy, Healthcare Strategy and Planning director at ETL, argues that the presumption in government circles toward greater use of Modern Methods of Construction in healthcare projects calls for a different mindset and approach.
Mike Porter, describes a project at Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital to replace obsolete low voltage air circuit breakers with retrofit variants, which will significantly extend the life of the existing switchboard
DRLC’s Project director, Dr Louise Webb, and MD David Livingstone, consider how to keep ventilation plant in healthcare facilities running reliably, and – with the drive towards Net Zero – efficiently and sustainably.
John Evans, Wandsworth Healthcare, explains how the company delivered a reliable alarm system for a surgical ward at Basildon University Hospital in Essex to instantly alert hospital staff to ventilator failure, removal, or misuse.
IHEEM Registered AE (Water), Steve Mount, discusses, on behalf of the IHEEM Water Technical Platform, the current standard of Legionella risk assessments seen in the healthcare community.