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Safer,more efficient theatre storage

Safer,more efficient theatre storage

Medstor had designed and delivered an operating theatre storage system for all three of NHS Lanarkshire’s hospitals that has provided safer, more efficient storage for theatre instrument tray packs, streamlined the entire storage system, and helped reduce wastage on surplus stock.
Goodbye to ugly rooftops

Goodbye to ugly rooftops

An architect’s vision for a ‘wave-effect’ building with no roof protrusions, to mirror the sinuous lines of nearby hills, has been achieved with the help of drainage ventilation expert, Studor.
Thermometer for AcoP L8 compliance

Thermometer for AcoP L8 compliance

A handheld thermometer which scans barcodes to record the identity of individual taps, showers, and sinks, is ‘transforming Legionella water management in hospitals’, claims TME Thermometers, which will show the device at Healthcare Esates 2017.
Bathroom pod investment

Bathroom pod investment

Offsite Solutions, a leading UK bathroom pod manufacturer, has announced a £5 million investment programme to expand its Somerset production facilities.
Business development role for Evans

Business development role for Evans

Former Starkstrom sales director, Will Evans, has joined Medical Air Technology (MAT) as business development manager, in a role in which he will work with the company’s sales team to develop new initiatives and protocols to further advance the business.

High ethical standards

The engineering profession has reviewed and launched a key guidance document on ethical behaviour and decision making.
‘Hi-tech revolution’ for resident care

‘Hi-tech revolution’ for resident care

Resident care has undergone ‘a hi-tech revolution’ at a Sheffield care home as it becomes Yorkshire’s first to install what the manufacturer dubs ‘a pioneering new generation of nurse call system designed to prioritise care for the most vulnerable’.

Finding a new approach to guidance

Existing healthcare design guidance – mainly Health Building Notes and Health Technical Memoranda – is a vital part of health facility design but, Architects for Health (AfH) believes, is ‘increasingly out of date and suffering from lack of recent investment’.
Manoeuvrable pendants’ power

Manoeuvrable pendants’ power

Getinge Group says its new range of Moduevo ceiling supply units can be deployed ‘in diverse healthcare environments’, with the pendants ensuring that vital utilities and equipment are easily accessible, and ‘streamlining workflows and improving efficiency’.
Reflecting on five decades of engineering

Reflecting on five decades of engineering

Specialist provider of healthcare alarm and communication solutions, Static Systems Group, recently welcomed members of The Worshipful Company of Engineers (WCoE) to its Staffordshire headquarters.
Hollow fibre filters ‘trap and remove bacteria’

Hollow fibre filters ‘trap and remove bacteria’

Filtration and water treatment product supplier, Fileder Filter Systems, has released a full validation guide for Pentair’s X-Flow Medical Shower & Tap range of filter products.
MTX on modular buildings framework

MTX on modular buildings framework

MTX says it is ‘extremely proud’ to have secured a place on the local authority procurement specialist LHC’s Modular Buildings (MB1) Framework.
Views sought for water infection control report

Views sought for water infection control report

Leading tap and shower manufacturer for healthcare, Bristan, has announced it will be developing ‘a ground-breaking white paper on the current state of infection control for water delivery products, based on the insight of industry stakeholders’.

Legrand taking digital communication forward

‘As the world transitions from analogue to digital’, Legrand Assisted Living & Healthcare says it has been ‘leading the digitalisation agenda in technology-enabled care services (TECs)’ by discussing the implications of the switchover at six Digital Roadshow events held across the UK – ‘from Glasgow to London’

Rising parking revenues at hospital sites

NHS hospitals across England made over £120 million from car park charges in 2015/2016, an investigation has found.
Compass signs £15-year, £25.5 m Milton Keynes contract

Compass signs £15-year, £25.5 m Milton Keynes contract

The Healthcare sector of Compass Group UK & Ireland – the UK’s largest food and support services firm – will be providing retail services to Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust as part of a new 15-year contract worth an estimated £25.5 million overall.
German Chancellor opens € 50 million Innovation Centre

German Chancellor opens € 50 million Innovation Centre

German Chancellor, Dr. Angela Merkel, and Tarek Al-Wazir, Minister of Economics, Energy, Transportation, and Regional Development of the state of Hesse, have opened the Viessmann Innovation Centre, the Viessmann Group’s new € 50 million technological research and development centre in Allendorf in Germany.

Engaging the public with engineers

The Royal Academy of Engineering is offering up to £30,000 in funding for creative projects that engage the public with engineers and engineering.
Young Engineers’ awards open for entries

Young Engineers’ awards open for entries

Entries for the 2017 CIBSE ASHRAE Graduate of the Year and CIBSE Employer of the Year prizes, which celebrate ‘the industry’s best examples of young engineering talent’, and ‘employers’ strategies for recruiting, nurturing, and empowering young people’, must be received by 1 August.
ARI drains get health boost

ARI drains get health boost

Lanes Group has undertaken a major drainage surveying and cleaning programme as part of a £38 million refurbishment scheme at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

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