The Vortex disposal unit – Simple, Reliable, Cost effective

The Vortex disposal unit – Simple, Reliable, Cost effective

Vernacare is the only company worldwide to manufacture a complete single-use human waste disposal system and has been a global market leader for more than 50 years. Its system helps to reduce the risk of cross infection and improve environmental performance, while saving nursing time and generating cost savings. The Vortex range machines and fibre-moulded disposable products - from wash bowls and bedpans to male and female urinals - are designed, engineered and manufactured at Vernacare's award winning UK production facility.
Strong, durable hot water cylinders

Strong, durable hot water cylinders

Described by the supplier as ‘perfect for supplying hot water to taps and showers in hospitals and other healthcare facilities’, Heatrae Sadia’s Megaflo Commercial cylinders range from 400 to 2,500 litres in capacity.
Performa ‘extended and enhanced’

Performa ‘extended and enhanced’

A popular commercial tap range has undergone ‘a major design and functionality overhaul’.

The perfect pairing

Bristan has added to its extensive commercial specification offering with the launch of two new TMV2-approved bath shower mixers
POU filters and taps combine

POU filters and taps combine

With increasing recognition of waterborne infections and the importance of water safety plans, healthcare sanitaryware specialist, Armitage Shanks, and Pall Medical, a global provider of point-of-use (POU) sterilising water filters, have collaborated ‘to radically improve water quality and maintenance through achieving total compatibility between their healthcare products’.

Solutions to keep water stagnation at bay

Water quality is affected by microorganism presence and leaching from materials in contact with the water, and water stagnation increases the contamination risk, allowing bacteria to adhere to surfaces.
Larger washbowl benefiting patient care

Larger washbowl benefiting patient care

The latest Vernacare product, the ‘detergentproof’ Maxi-WashBowl, is, the company says, ‘making a real difference to frontline patient care’.
Safe water delivery and hygiene control

Safe water delivery and hygiene control

Reliance Water Controls says that ‘while thermostatic taps are a fundamental requirement’ to ensure safe hot water temperatures at point of use in hospitals and care homes, it is equally important to ensure stringent hygiene and infection control standards can easily be met.

Ergonomic nurse call handsets ‘set the standard’

Wandsworth Healthcare says it ‘continually invests’ in developing its nurse call handsets to ensure they ‘provide the latest technological advances and improve patients’ experiences’. Its latest IPiN Evolution handset range is ‘ergonomically designed’, with a curved 24 mm profile and large back-lit button for ease of use.

Clinical staff capacity improved

Needing a ‘smart, efficient way to manage patient care and improve clinical response times during the night’, Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has selected Hospedia’s ExtraMed Mobile Medic solution to replace traditional phone, pager, and paper-based systems.

Range and features extended

Static Systems’ flagship’ nurse call range, ‘Fusion-IP’, continues to expand ‘to support better patient care and wellbeing, while offering solutions that assist in optimising resources’.

System first for Courtney-Thorne

Courtney-Thorne has developed its first wireless nurse call system designed specifically for hospital environments, with the launch of the new ALTRA wireless nurse call range.

Helping healthcare staff work faster and smarter

Austco describes its Tacera product as ‘an integrated IP-based critical communication system that delivers safety solutions for patients’.

Bed status monitoring features

Following the successful launch of what it claims is ‘the most advanced wireless nurse call system on the market’, Aid Call says it was keen to engage with industry specialists and new customers to understand just how it could further enhance the product to improve the delivery of care in the hospital environment.

‘Powerful’ lone worker protection

Skygd, a Swedish provider of lone working solutions, and Atus Systems, a UK provider of paging and on-site staff alarm systems, have announced a UK branding partnership under which Atus has branded the Skygd Personal Safety Alarm product as Atus Defender, and added BS8484 compliance to the Android service.

Welsh dementia care centre selects C-TEC

A ‘pioneering’ new dementia care centre in North Wales is ‘reaping the benefits of C-TEC’s innovative life safety systems’.

From training to fire risk assessment

The Healthcare Facilities Consortium (HFC) is keen to see show visitors on its stand as it celebrates 20 years of working with estates and facilities management personnel.

Safe, smooth disposal of human waste

This year at the HeƒmA annual event Haigh says it is looking forward to demonstrating the Quattro pulp macerator and ‘its many advantages for infection control and drain flow’

Making shutdowns easier to handle

BOC says its new Backfeed Service ‘makes shutdowns easier to handle’; the Backfeed Kits ‘offers a safer, easier, lighter, and more secure solution to supply medical gas pipeline systems while the pipeline infrastructure is isolated’.
ENGIE wins Liverpool energy contracts

ENGIE wins Liverpool energy contracts

ENGIE (formerly Cofely GDF SUEZ) has been awarded a £29 m Carbon and Energy Fund (CEF) framework contract through the Liverpool Energy Collaboration CEF Scheme.

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