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More time for care, less time cleaning trays

More time for care, less time cleaning trays

Medical and nursing staff in Cumberland Infirmary’s Accident and Emergency departments are using a time-saving, hygienic new system of organising and disposing of medical items when assessing and treating patients.

East Kent medical devices tracked using RFID

Harland Simon says East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust (EKHUFT) is ‘experiencing multiple cost and efficiency improvements’ using its RFiD Discovery system to track over 5,000 medical devices, including 1,000 beds.
Process converts hygiene waste into fuel

Process converts hygiene waste into fuel

Millions of feminine hygiene products, nappies, and other hygiene waste currently sent to landfill by hospitals, GPs’ surgeries, care homes, and other healthcare organisations, can now be recycled to produce clean energy, according to PHS Group.

Brandon begins Scan4Safety work

Brandon Medical has begun the transition to adopt the newly established ‘Scan4Safety’ initiative, spearheaded by the Department of Health.
Test equipment takes to the seas

Test equipment takes to the seas

Rigel Medical has supplied a global charity that delivers healthcare services worldwide on board the world’s largest private hospital ship with a variety of biomedical test equipment, including a Multi-Flow Infusion analyser, electrical safety analysers, patient simulators, an electrosurgical analyser, and ventilation analysers.
‘Turnkey solution’ for medical gas storage

‘Turnkey solution’ for medical gas storage

BOC Healthcare says it offers hospitals and other care facilities ‘a total turnkey solution to the complex issue of creating safer, more secure medical gas cylinder storage’.
Maximum safety and ‘perfect hand hygiene’

Maximum safety and ‘perfect hand hygiene’

A ‘thinking tap’ like its Ultra is especially useful for hospitals, medical practices, and industry, says Conti + UK
Hybrid fan coil unit’s EcoBuild success

Hybrid fan coil unit’s EcoBuild success

A hybrid fan coil unit developed by Airedale International Air Conditioning from a concept by Arup associate director, Roger Olsen (pictured), is claimed to address ‘the biggest complaints in comfort cooling’, including energy efficiency, draughts and dead spots, space claim of secondary ductwork, unit footprint, cluttered ceiling void services, and ‘restrictive access for maintenance and installation’.
Overcladding work transforms BRI

Overcladding work transforms BRI

A new PVDF insulated aluminium rainscreen with integral high-performance composite windows, together with a freestanding structure, have created a ‘garden’ in front of the building to successfully transform the Queen’s Façade on Upper Maudlin Street Bristol at Bristol Royal Infirmary which, from the architect’s perspective, creates ‘interstitial public spaces that suggest a new relationship between the hospital and its urban context’.
Inline Disinfection System Shows Its Mettle

Inline Disinfection System Shows Its Mettle

Horne Engineering explains how its In-Line Thermal Disinfection Unit – just launched – will reduce the incidence and risk of pathogenic colonisation of water systems.
Inspiring interest in engineering

Inspiring interest in engineering

C-TEC, which claims to be UK’s largest independent manufacturer of quality life safety electronic equipment.
Making for a grand entrance

Making for a grand entrance

Slamming doors, damage to walls and furniture, and trapped fingers, could be in the past with the introduction of GEZE’s ActiveStop – a new control mechanism for internal swing doors
Customer Experience Centre opens in Telford

Customer Experience Centre opens in Telford

Schneider Electric, the global energy management specialist, has opened a new Customer Experience Centre in Telford to showcase its ‘market-leading, digitised, and connected technology, systems, and equipment
Main contractor appointed for new neonatal unit

Main contractor appointed for new neonatal unit

BAM Construction has been selected as preferred bidder for the construction of an £18 m unit to care for very sick and premature babies at Glan Clwyd Hospital in Denbighshire – the Sub-Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Centre (SuRNICC).
Hi-tech electrical system for Nuneaton hospital

Hi-tech electrical system for Nuneaton hospital

Brandon Medical has supplied ‘state-of-the-art’ medical control and power products to a new Endoscopy Unit at Nuneaton’s George Eliot Hospital.
Contract furniture range extended

Contract furniture range extended

Pineapple Contracts has extended its contract furniture range with four new products.
Medirest secures five-year soft FM contract

Medirest secures five-year soft FM contract

London North West Healthcare NHS Trust has teamed with Medirest, part of Compass Group UK & Ireland, to streamline and improve its outsourced soft FM services across its hospital and community sites.

‘Whisperquiet’ scroll compressors

BOGE has added to its its popular EO range of oil-free scroll compressors by adding two new compact models – the EO11D and EO16 – characterised by ‘whisper-quiet’ low sound pressure levels and oil-free Class 0 (ISO 8573-1)-compliant compression.
The ‘lost art of making naturally conditioned buildings’

The ‘lost art of making naturally conditioned buildings’

A new book by Professor C Alan Short, Professor of Architecture at the University of Cambridge, ‘challenges the modern practice of sealing up and mechanically cooling public scaled buildings in whichever climate and environment they are located’, with a significant focus on the healthcare estate.
Vernacare appoints NI technical services partner

Vernacare appoints NI technical services partner

Medical product supplier, Vernacare, has appointed electrical and mechanical contractor, JD McGeown, as its technical services partner for Northern Ireland.

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