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Labour costs cut by a quarter

Labour costs cut by a quarter

The use of wireless PIR detectors from CP Electronics during a refurbishment of the Outpatients’ Department at the Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital in Broadgreen has substantially reduced labour costs, the specialist in energy saving controls says.
Technology to streamline waste collection

Technology to streamline waste collection

Automated vacuum waste collection technology that efficiently transports hospital ‘waste’ at up to 70 kms / hr through a network of pipes hidden underground or located within the core of the building to a collection station on the site perimeter has been installed in four Finnish hospitals.
Armitage Shanks launches Doc M packs

Armitage Shanks launches Doc M packs

Armitage Shanks has launched new Doc M packs to make it easier for specifiers and building managers to ensure that their facilities fulfil Part M of the Building Regulations and satisfy the 2010 Equality Act.
Many firms ‘don’t understand’ Levy

Many firms ‘don’t understand’ Levy

Businesses have yet to get to grips with the Apprenticeship Levy – a recent gathering of HR and operational professionals in the utilities and construction sector from companies including SGN, Siemens, Interserve, Skanska UK, Morrison Utility Services, and FCC Environment at an Industry Skills Forum co-organised by Develop Training (DTL) and Mentor Training Solutions – concluded.
‘Exciting vision’ for West Cumberland redevelopment

‘Exciting vision’ for West Cumberland redevelopment

An ‘exciting vision’ for the future of West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven, and the health and wellbeing of people in West Cumbria has been revealed by North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust, with what the Trust says are ‘ huge opportunities for people in the community to help shape how it will look’.
Royal recognition for TB+A

Royal recognition for TB+A

Building services design consultancy and IHEEM Company Affiliate, Troup Bywaters + Anders (TB+A), was commended for its commitment to training and skills excellence by The Princess Royal at a recent ceremony at London’s St James’s Palace.
MAT celebrates christmas with a donation

MAT celebrates christmas with a donation

This year, the team at Medical Air Technology (MAT) has chosen to make a donation to a local charity rather than sending cards and gifts to clients.

Autumn Budget – £3.5 bn ‘extra’ for buildings and facilities

Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, has announced £6.3 bn in new funding ‘for frontline services and upgrades to NHS buildings and facilities in England’, in his Autumn Budget Statement.
Matched heating to match strict criteria

Matched heating to match strict criteria

Skanska has selected Hoval boilers fitted with Riello dual fuel low NOx burners for the New Papworth Hospital in Cambridgeshire.
Louvre windows for award-winning Banbridge facility

Louvre windows for award-winning Banbridge facility

Ninety-four Fieger louvre windows installed at the Banbridge Health and Care Centre in Northern Ireland allow natural light and ventilation to permeate and provide visual connection with landscaped courtyards and gardens.
Brandon equips surgical training centres

Brandon equips surgical training centres

Designing state-of-the-art surgical skills training centres has become a speciality for Leeds-based Brandon Medical; the company has recently equipped two new ‘state-of-the-art’ surgical skills training centres at the University of Keele (pictured), and at the Smith & Nephew Expert Connect Centre near York, which specialises in orthopaedics training.
Technology to prevent scalding showers

Technology to prevent scalding showers

One of the UK’s ‘leading luxury shower manufacturers’ has launched a technology to help prevent scalding in the shower.
A ‘more flexible ethos’ to medical gas training

A ‘more flexible ethos’ to medical gas training

‘In response to customer needs and the evolving hospital environment’, BOC Healthcare has extended its training service to ‘incorporate a more modern, flexible ethos’.

Bathroom pods for £69 million Scottish facility

Bathroom pod manufacturer, Offsite Solutions, has been awarded the contract to supply bathroom pods for the new £69 m East Lothian Community Hospital.
Eminent experts lead decon seminar

Eminent experts lead decon seminar

A recent decontamination seminar held at Eastwood Park in conjunction with IHEEM saw eminent speakers including 3M Development Scientist, Dr Brian Kirk (pictured addressing delegates), and Science and Technical director at STERIS Corporation, Richard Bancroft, discuss the application of chemical and biological process indicators and low temperature sterilisation processes.
BIOCLIP technology provides infection control and anti-scalding safety

BIOCLIP technology provides infection control and anti-scalding safety

DELABIE’s BIOCLIP mixers play an important role in infection control. They protect patients and staff from scalding where temperature control is the primary method of managing Legionella in water systems. However, they also offer estate teams flexibility when scheduling routine maintenance and long term facility planning.

Revised liquid gas storage tank guidance

The latest information on the legal duties and responsibilities for owners and users of liquid gas storage tanks has been issued by the British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA).
Brandon congratulated for overseas success

Brandon congratulated for overseas success

UK-based lighting, operating theatre equipment, and medical ‘AV’ systems specialist, Brandon Medical, has received a letter of gratitude from John Lownds, deputy head of trade at the UKTI Life Sciences Organisation, in recognition of its continuing success overseas.

Mobile access to patient monitoring via partnership agreement

Ascom, a ‘global healthcare ICT and mobile workflow solutions provider’, and medical and safety technology specialist, Dräger, are to partner to integrate Ascom’s Unite clinical messaging platform and Dräger’s patient monitoring systems.
‘Home-from-home’ feel flooring for birthing centre

‘Home-from-home’ feel flooring for birthing centre

A ‘complete Altro floors and walls solution’ has given a relaxing, stylish, and ‘home-from-home’ feel to a new birthing centre at Hull Women and Children’s Hospital.

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