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New Hospital Programme’s ‘commercial philosophy’

Speaking in the opening keynote at last month’s ‘hybrid’ Healthcare Estates conference, Emma-Jane Houghton, England’s New Hospital Programme, gave a presentation entitled ‘An introduction to the New Hospital Programme’s Commercial Philosophy’.

Latin American group’s multi-purpose role explained

Discussion on the establishment of a ‘Continuously Functioning Thematic Network’ of representatives from the healthcare engineering and architecture sector from across Latin America.

Addressing ‘Unholy Trinity’ of Legionella threats

Three Australian professionals at the College of Science and Engineering at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia, discuss addressing what they dub the ‘Unholy Trinity’ of factors that can lead to Legionella colonisation and spread.

Don’t put PFI contract expiry ‘on the back burner’

Paul Styler, ETL, and and Jackie Heeds, Freeths, explore and address some of the common themes that Trusts face with PFI contract expiry, and the additional issues that such organisations need to be aware of

Avoiding the catastrophic impact of power outages

For hospitals and other healthcare facilities, which often operate continuously, access to a reliable power system is mission-critical. Facilities that are unprepared for outages could face catastrophic consequences including a very real risk to life

UPS technology advances and capabilities expand

Graeme Tucker, a director at Power Control, takes a look at recent developments in UPS technology, and the potential benefits to hospitals and other healthcare facilities.

Seven key considerations for choosing a system

Ian Hill, Emergency Lighting Business manager at leading life safety system and equipment manufacturer, Hochiki Europe, highlights what he dubs ‘seven key considerations’ for choosing a hospital emergency lighting system.

‘Greener’ steam technology bridges the utilities gap

Craig Fleming, Aggreko Northern Europe, explores how healthcare facilities can meet existing demand for steam for a variety of uses harnessing new steam technology, and, in the process, bridge the gap to long-term solutions

‘Plug and play’ benefits of power track busbar systems

Paul Allen from CMD, the specialist in underfloor power distribution systems, discusses the use of busbar powertrack in a Nightingale field hospital, and highlights the lessons that can be learned about the benefits of this ‘plug and play’ approach.

Delivering sustainable water management

In 1999 the British government set a target of a 25% reduction in water use in its office and non-office estates by 2020.

Why CHP is the future of powering patient care

As the NHS moves towards net zero emissions, healthcare facilities are seeking ways to deliver power generation in an efficient, environmentally-friendly, and costeffective way.

Completing an electrical installation condition report

Matthew Gilmore, Contracts manager at Guardian Electrical Compliance, discusses some of the complexities and challenges of completing an electrical installation condition report in healthcare and medical environments.

Specifying safe washrooms post-COVID restrictions

Although facemasks and social distancing restrictions have eased, COVID-19 is here to stay, & has changed our approach to hygiene forever. The importance of being prepared, especially when it concerns the safety of people, has never been so apparent

Redesigning hospitals for the telehealth revolution

Michaela Sheahan, senior researcher at Hassell, explains how the practice collaborated with The University of Queensland, to understand where and how digital consultations were undertaken in Australia in 2020.

Power quality’s importance to research facilities

David Evans, Public Sector Segments leader at Schneider Electric UK&I, explores the ‘important, but often underestimated’, issue of power quality in medical research facilities.

Exciting plans for two new Leeds hospitals unveiled

HEJ reports on exciting plans for two new hospitals – one for children and the other for adults, at the Leeds General Infirmary site in West Yorkshire.

Fire prevention systems – you get what you pay for

Lee James, General manager – Product Marketing, at fire detection equipment specialist, Nittan Europe, cautions against cutting corners on fire detection systems in hospitals and other healthcare premises.

How design can help with an holistic recovery

Richard Hutchinson, a Partner and director of LOM Architecture & Design, discusses the practice’s design of a new Care and Rehabilitation Centre (CRC) for Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation for Disabled People (QEF) at its site near Leatherhead in Surrey.

MS therapy centre’s on-site oxygen generation upgrade

When the South Wales Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre in Swansea was looking to expand, & installing an Atlas Copco on-site oxygen generation system, increased therapy capacity, reduced running costs, & provided energy savings

The future of standby power in hospitals

Chris Connors, head of Sales (South) at DTGen, discusses the future of standby power generation in hospitals and other healthcare facilities.

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