RECENT FEATURE ARTICLES

Global pandemic’s impact in focus at ‘ virtual’ IFHE event

This month will see the Italian Society for Healthcare Architecture and Engineering (SIAIS ) host the 26th IFHE 2020, themed ‘Global Climate Action Energy Requirements'

Applying first principles to hygienic washroom design

The last six months have provided a unique opportunity to review current behaviour, evaluate best practice, and reconsider hygiene in healthcare facilities.

Why sustainable drainage systems make good sense

Kristen Guida, Manager at the London Climate Change Partnership, explores some of the benefits to healthcare facilities of Sustainable Drainage Systems, particularly in better rainwater and surface water management

Addressing the basics of safe drinking water hygiene

Three Kemper personnel consider common challenges in maintaining healthcare water supplies at a safe temperature, and in a safe and hygienic condition, that minimises the risk of growth and proliferation of potentially hazardous waterborne pathogens.

What are the barriers to safe water in healthcare?

Jimmy Walker, a water hygiene and safety consultant, and consultant medical microbiologist, Dr Mike Weinbren, discuss best practice in keeping hospital water supplies safe, clean, and hygienic, and minimising the risk of waterborne bacteria.

Hi-tech PBT system installed in Harley Street building

Since 2013, Advanced Oncotherapy has pioneered the LIGHT system – described by the company as ‘a breakthrough in proton beam therapy that is transforming radiotherapy’.

Managing a hospital fire detection system properly

Over the past year Apollo Fire Detectors has undertaken a thorough market research investigation into fire safety within the healthcare industry in the UK, led by head of Marketing, Irina Cruse, and her colleague, graduate project leader, Harry Buck.

Software accurately models ‘real-world' performance

A software system which helps heating and cooling system designers make more accurate engineering calculations using ‘dynamic simulation’ to show how their installation will perform under ‘real-world’ conditions.

Flushing of healthcare water systems – a ‘necessary evil’?

‘Flushing water systems could save lives, waste money, cause fatalities, or be illegal’. By the time one has resorted to flushing it may be at worst ‘failure’, or, at best, ‘a necessary evil’.

Critical power infrastructure for flagship Welsh hospital

Electrical safety and clinical care equipment specialist, Bender UK, has supplied critical power infrastructure valued at over £2 m to The Grange University Hospital, and is one of the highest-profile new healthcare facilities ever built in Wales.

Fire warden software proves a worthwhile investment

The Fire Safety advisor at Croydon Health Services NHS Trust has praised a software system that enables closer, more effective control of the Trust’s Fire Warden network.

Praise for the EFM sector’s ‘phenomenal response'

Speaking in the opening IHEEM Digital Week webinar last month, Professor Cath Noakes FIMechE, FIHEEM, discussed some of the challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic for his team, and praised the ‘exceptional professionalism’ of the estates community.

Ultraclean system for Swedish flagship hospital

The Sales director at Halton, explains how it supplied an ultraclean ventilation system based on controlled dilution principles for 35 operating theatres in the new hospital buildings at the Karolinska University Hospital in Solna, Sweden.

Project doubles hospital’s endoscopy capacity

Chris Beric RPEQ, CPEng, MIEAust, NER, a Building Engineering and Maintenance (BEMS) engineer describes the healthcare engineering aspects of a complex project to redevelop and expand the Endoscopy Department at Townsville University Hospital.

Sanitising fan coil units makes hospitals safer

Clifford Saunders, a senior Applications engineer at Aermec UK, explains how sanitising fan coils can help estate managers make their hospital environments safer.

Catering for an increasingly flexible workforce

Stephen Edgar, Donna Fitzpatrick, and Maeve Dunne, at healthcare strategy and planning consultancy, ETL (formerly Essentia Trading), explore how Trusts can embrace the impacts of COVID-19 when it comes to flexible working.

Why VSD technology is practical and economic

Karl Jones, the managing director and founder of Digicon, a Danfoss distributor, explains how the two companies worked together to deliver HVAC drives for temporary COVID-19 hospitals which needed to be up and running extremely fast.

Balancing functionality and a patient-focused environment

William Tonkinson, managing director of healthcare furniture manufacturer, Deanestor, explains how furniture for healthcare environments ‘does not have to compromise design’.

Effective domestic hot water production usings team

Instantaneous domestic hot water systems have become commonplace in our hospitals, forming the basis of design over the traditional storage calorifier.

Distance no object for equipment resale specialist

David Dunning, Marketing executive at Hilditch, which specialises in selling unused and surplus medical equipment for the healthcare sector, discusses when may be the best time for healthcare providers to repair, replace, or sell such 'kit'.

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Upcoming Events

Facilities Show 2021

ExCel London One Western Gateway Royal Victoria Dock London UK E16 1XL
18th-20th May 2021

Healthcare Estates 2021

Manchester Central, Petersfield, M2 3GX
19th - 20th October

IHEEM Dublin 2021

Croke Park, Jones' Rd, Drumcondra, Dublin 3, Ireland
1st - 2nd November 2021