‘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.

A roadmap for delivering a carbon-neutral hospital

Anuradha Sabherwal, a senior associate at NBBJ, and Jon Nuttall, an associate director at Hoare Lee, take a look at some of the key steps to take in designing, delivering, and operating and maintaining, a Net Zero Carbon hospital.

Aiming for a securer and ‘smarter’ hospital

Keith Carey, Marketing manager at SALTO Systems, which counts healthcare among its key vertical markets, looks at some of the ways in which hospitals can update and consolidate security and access control across their estate.

UK’s ‘greenest health centre’ is now open to patients

A facility said to be the UK’s greenest health centre built to meet Passivhaus certification – Foleshill Heath Centre in Coventry – has opened its doors to patients.

Delivering much-needed safe surgery for children

The director of Global Operations at Kids Operating Room describes the charity’s work to try to ‘close the gap’ in children’s healthcare globally, but especially in low and middleincome countries.

How to address positive Legionella test results

Matt Morse and Nick Barsby of the Legionella Control Association (LCA) take a detailed look at some of the key steps to take, and the pitfalls to avoid, in the event of positive Legionella test results.

Asset management and the opportunity for the NHS

Greg Markham, Estates & Assets director at Serco Health, advocates a more structured approach to healthcare asset management across the NHS, and reports on IHEEM’s plans to provide more associated tools and training

When to seek derogation, and the best approach

Andrew Poplett, an Authorising Engineer (Water & Ventilation) with specialist knowledge of water and critical ventilation systems, discusses when it may be appropriate for health service-providers to seek derogations.

Fast-track approach eases pressure on Walsall Trust

Construction and engineering teams at Tilbury Douglas have worked together to deploy a fast-track MMC approach to help the Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust alleviate COVID-19 and winter-related pressures.

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