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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'.

Tactile, colourful materials will play a crucial role

Benji Bagwell, lead Engineering manager at Ultrafabrics, explains how upholstery can be soft, colourful, and robust enough to stand up to rigorous new cleaning regimes.

Proper maintenance key to effective UPS operation

Looking at the impact that the coronavirus has had on the healthcare estate landscape, Graeme Tucker, gives his standpoint on how the sector can address recent power protection design challenges and mitigate risk more effectively.

Understanding the risks from electrostatic discharge

There are a range of different environments within a hospital that require shielding from electrostatic discharges (ESD) for the protection of patients, staff, and equipment.

Guarding against poor air quality and its impact

Steve Charlton, Technical manager at Barkell Air Handling Units, considers the impact of air pollution on indoor healthcare environments, and particularly primary and secondary healthcare settings.

Accurate design and sizing crucial for ‘healthy’ AHUs

The way that air-handling units (AHUs) are designed and deployed will play a major part in the UK’s concerted drive to improve the health and wellbeing of building occupants, argues James Henley, Product Development manager at Daikin Applied UK.

Achieving inclusivity for all in healthcare environments

Eryl Jones, of the Assa Abloy Door Hardware Group, discusses the key issues that decision-makers and facilities managers need to be aware of when it comes to inclusive design for healthcare buildings, the critical considerations for

Dividing screens’ success atSandwell Hospital

Ben Cohen, Building Services Now, explains how the BSN team worked collaboratively with Sandwell & West Birmingham NHS Trust in response to COVID-19, by providing alterations and improvements to the existing facilities to help segregate patients.

Re-evaluating healthcare design post-pandemic

Since September 2019, when the Government announced funding for a major hospital building programme, Trusts throughout the UK have outlined strategic cases for redevelopment projects.

Oxygen concentrator helps meet surge indemand

In March, with the coronavirus pandemic ramping up, Charing Cross Hospital found its existing oxygen VIE was beginning to struggle to meet demand.

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 has been deployed at an Essex hospital

Teamwork and commitment have made the difference

Anyone working in healthcare has their own experience from the COVID-19 outbreak, and especially its peak, but what was it like for those working behind the clinical care frontline in facilities management?

New-build or refurbish in the healthcare sector?

The post-virus world sets immense challenges for every aspect of the healthcare estate, particularly in the creation of modern facilities which are fit-for purpose to accommodate the latest technology and practices.

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