RECENT PRODUCT NEWS

Touchless bedpan disposal unit

Vernacare, which says it ‘pioneered’ the single-use system ‘now used in 94 per cent of UK hospitals and across the globe’ over 50 years ago, designs and manufactures single-use bedpans, urinals, and washbowls from renewable natural fibre, disposed of in its Vortex disposal machines.

Book to see ‘first of its kind’ replica bay

Visitors to the Static Systems stand will be able to book to visit the company’s ‘ground-breaking’ Design and Innovation Centre (D&IC) near Wolverhampton (HEJ – August 2015), which features a full-sized replica four-bed bay based on one of the ProCure21+ Repeatable Ward designs.

Showcasing ‘specialist work’

Building services consultancy, Steven Hunt & Associates, will be returning to the Healthcare Estates exhibition and conference for the tenth consecutive year to showcase its specialist work in the healthcare sector.

‘Pods’ solve consultation space issue

Wagstaff Interiors Group will exhibit a ‘ground-breaking’ sound-proofed pod which it says is ‘demountable, easy to relocate, cost-efficient, private, infection control friendly, and installable with the minimum of disruption’.

Loans for energy efficiency

Salix Finance provides interest-free capital loans to public sector bodies for installing energy-efficient equipment.

Bringing together users and designers

The Design in Mental Health Network (DIMHN) brings together people who use and work in mental health services, with those who commission and design them, so that environments become more responsive to their end-users’ needs.

Specialist water system training

“Are you compliant? Water hygiene training is a legal requirement under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act (1974) if you are responsible for, or are working with, building water systems.”

Guy’s Cancer Centre to be spotlighted

A ‘welcome upturn’ in the UK market in 2014/ 15, ‘particularly in medical research and translation medicine’, is reported by global design firm, Stantec Architecture, which says it is also seeing international projects ‘on the up’.

Improving efficiency, reducing costs

Ryhurst claims to be ‘the marketleader’ in strategic estates partnerships (SEP) and advice, ‘working solely in the healthcare sector helping NHS Trusts manage their estate to improve efficiency and reduce costs, while ensuring alignment of estates and clinical strategies’.

Limescale control ‘cost-effectively’ addressed

Healthcare facilities seeking ‘a scientifically and independently proven cost, energy, and water-saving solution to limescale control’ should visit the Sentinel Commercial stand at this year’s Healthcare Estates exhibition, the company says.

Over 80 years’ nurse call expertise

Medicare Systems is a well-established company, with its four principal directors possessing over 80 years’ combined experience of designing, manufacturing, and installing radio nurse call systems.

Tested to the highest standards

Primera Life offers a range of products ‘to meet the needs of both mental healthcare service-users, and those who care for them’.

Alarm messages ‘from the depths’

IHEEM Company Affiliate Member, Radio Data Networks, says it is certain it will turn a few heads in Manchester with its ‘array of award-winning technologies’ that it says can bring ‘substantial cost savings’ to the health sector via low cost audits and alarms relating to healthcare facility ‘assets’ ranging from sewers to water distribution networks.

Creating order out of chaos

Medstor aims to ‘create order out of chaos’ with its comprehensive range of healthcare storage solutions designed ‘to help each hospital department to function as efficiently as possible, and look good too’.

Rapid delivery of handwash units

In support of infection control departments and healthcare estates managers, a ‘unique, fast response service’ – the ‘TEAL Task Force (TTF)’ – has been created to help tackle medical emergencies immediately, with a ‘next day’ delivery of hired portable handwash units.

Strength, longevity, and thermal performance

Building on its success ‘over many years’ in the mental healthcare market, Fendor will launch a new ‘stripped back’ window, CareVent, aimed at general hospitals and other care facilities, which it describes as its ‘answer to standard double glazing’, offering ‘strength and longevity, thermal performance, and additional security features’

Value of rapid Pseudomonas testing shown

A peer reviewed pan-European study in The Journal of Water and Health, ‘Evaluation of an MPN test for the rapid enumeration of Pseudomonas aeruginosa (P. aeruginosa) in hospital waters (doi:10.2166/wh.2014.187)’, has concluded that the IDEXX Pseudalert/Quanti-Tray method for rapid detection of P. aeruginosa ‘produces confirmed results in a shorter time than the standard reference ISO 16266 and the MoDW Part 8 PACN agar membrane filtration method, with no further confirmation steps’.

Internationally acclaimed design

Hassell is a leading international design practice with studios in the UK, Australia, China, and South East Asia.

A ‘host of innovations’

Bristan will exhibit ‘a host of washroom innovations for the healthcare sector’, and launch a ‘new and improved’ version of its ‘iconic’ H64 hospital tap in Manchester.

‘Triple launch’ planned

Wireless nurse call specialist, CourtneyThorne, says it is preparing for ‘a series of unveilings’ at this year’s Healthcare Estates exhibition, as it prepares to showcase its new product and new brand on its stand.

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