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Door longevity ‘hinges on the hinge’

Door longevity ‘hinges on the hinge’

Intastop says its ‘next generation’ SECURAHinge Continuous Geared Hinge is designed to decrease maintenance, allowing heavy doors to be safely fitted, since weight is distributed across the hinge’s entirety, preventing buckling, which can result in faulty doors.
Research to enhance PBT therapy’s effectiveness

Research to enhance PBT therapy’s effectiveness

Proton Partners International has agreed a two-year collaborative research project with The University of Liverpool to enhance proton beam therapy (PBT) technology via a new measurement system, 3D Water Phantom, developed to further improve the accuracy of PBT treatment.

G4S FM secures Croydon contract

G4S has secured a major healthcare contract with Croydon Health Services NHS Trust.
GP and wellbeing services to be integrated under one roof

GP and wellbeing services to be integrated under one roof

The City and County of Swansea Council, in partnership with Abertawe Bro-Morgannwg University Health Board, has commissioned specialist healthcare advisors, IBI Group, to work on the feasibility of a new Wellness Centre in the city.
Kawneer glazing for Maggie’sCentre

Kawneer glazing for Maggie’sCentre

Kawneer architectural glazing systems were used on the UK’s nineteenth and largest Maggie’s cancer care centre.
Low temperature endoscope sterilisation

Low temperature endoscope sterilisation

Outsourced decontamination and sterilisation services specialist, IHSS, has introduced new services ‘to meet the changing needs of the healthcare sector for flexible endoscope reprocessing’.

Guidance on ‘managing the transition’ to agile working

New guidance to help facilities managers manage the transition to ‘agile working’ within their organisation has been published by the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM).
Horbury extends offering with new FM division

Horbury extends offering with new FM division

Horbury Group, a 1,000-strong Group providing construction solutions to developers, building owners, and main contractors UK-wide, has established a new trading company – Horbury Property Services – dedicated to providing facilities management, maintenance, and refurbishment.
Seminar on wired and wireless nurse call

Seminar on wired and wireless nurse call

Members of IHEEM’s South West Branch were the first to hear a new presentation put together by Static Systems entitled ‘Nurse Call Systems – should I go wired or wireless?’, given at a recent Branch technical meeting at Gleeds’ Bristol office.
Anti-slip shower tray wins award

Anti-slip shower tray wins award

Kohler Mira has won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation for its Mira Flight Safe anti-slip range of shower trays, which incorporate two integral finishes – Mira Safe anti-slip and the anti-bacterial, BioCote – that will reportedly ‘never wear or peel off or wash away’.
Bridge works ‘to superb standard’

Bridge works ‘to superb standard’

Novus Property Solutions has helped reconnect two parts of the site at Royal Stoke University Hospital via an extensive elevated walkway repair.
DDC strengthens international focus

DDC strengthens international focus

Sluice room solutions specialist, DDC Dolphin, has appointed James Smith as International Business development director as it – as the company puts it – moves closer towards its ‘ambitious global growth plans’ within the healthcare market.
Sir Keir Starmer seeks Brandon’s Brexit views

Sir Keir Starmer seeks Brandon’s Brexit views

Sir Keir Starmer, Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, visited Brandon Medical in Morley, West Yorkshire on 28 April, where he discussed with joint MD, Graeme Hall, Labour’s programme for Britain’s exit from the EU and Brexit’s impact on businesses.
EPC contract plans unveiled

EPC contract plans unveiled

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust has entered an Energy Performance Contract with Veolia-Cynergin under which the latter will deliver a wide range of measures designed to lower carbon emissions and energy costs at Worcestershire Royal Hospital, Alexandra Hospital, and Kidderminster Hospital.
Medical gas design consultancy service

Medical gas design consultancy service

BOC Healthcare says its complete Gas Facilities Management (GFM) design consultancy service will ensure that each hospital customer ‘receives the right system for its requirements, delivered by a provider it can trust’
Crittall Fendor will look to expand and invest

Crittall Fendor will look to expand and invest

The Crittall Group’s acquisition in midApril of Fendor, the north-east-based manufacturer of windows, doors, façades, and atria for acute and mental healthcare, custodial, and petrochemical applications, will bring significant benefits in broadening the markets for both companies’ products – geographically and sectorally, Stuart Judge, managing director of both the Crittall Group, and the resulting new windows and doors business, Crittall Fendor, has told HEJ.
Washrooms for the unintentional vandal

Washrooms for the unintentional vandal

There’s a potential vandal in each of us, especially when it comes to using public washrooms and toilets.

Fire door assembly code of practice revised

BSI, the business standards company, has revised the BS 8214 Code of practice for fire door assemblies, with the updated standard giving recommendations for the specification, installation, and maintenance, of timber-based fire doors.
Engineering careers booklet proving popular

Engineering careers booklet proving popular

Orders for a new Tomorrow’s Engineers careers booklet, From idea to career, which explores 12 areas of engineering, reached over 32,000 in the first fortnight following publication on 15 March 2017.
HVAC ‘refreshers’ for ventilation staff

HVAC ‘refreshers’ for ventilation staff

Competent or Authorised Persons working in ventilation can now take advantage of two new refresher training courses from Eastwood Park designed to update participants with the latest best practice.

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