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Breathing new life in to the fight against COVID-19

Robert Lawton, Business Development director at Coventry-based Lawton Tubes, reportedly the UK’s largest medical gas copper tube distributor, describes some of the company’s recent work supplying such tubing to Nightingale Hospitals

Close collaboration in an increasingly ‘digital’ arena

David Merriman, and Matt Whiting, at Rada discuss where product and service innovations are moving for healthcare, ‘exploring the trends that have been accelerated, rather than redefined, by the coronavirus pandemic

Making facilities adaptable and fit for future needs

In the wake of lessons learned about existing healthcare infrastructure, its ability to cope with exceptional clinical demand and pressures over the past year, HKS Architects consider ‘the optimum model of hospital for pandemic preparedness.

Shadow boards help make for an effective workplace

Jim Roberts, Product manager at Beaverswood, considers ‘the benefits of adopting a common-sense approach to workplace tool management and organisation’.

Unlocking value in Modern Methods of Construction

Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) can appear complex, with different approaches to choose from, and many considerations for design programmes.

Neglect proper duct cleaning and upkeep at your peril

At look at how a better understanding of cleaning and maintaining ductwork can improve the design of ventilation systems and reduce fire risk.

Putting good design more ‘centre stage'

With the announcement that 40 new hospitals would be built across England by 2030, Christopher Shaw, asked – in IHEEM’s Digital Week 2020 – how the sector could ensure that good design quality was a key feature of more new hospitals in the future.

Creating, developing, and refining your Green Plan

As part of the wider NHS drive towards ‘Net Zero Carbon’, NHS Trusts across England must now create, develop, monitor, and report to their Board at least annually, on progress with a Green Plan.

Low surface temperature units’ major safety benefits

Chris Harvey, head of Marketing at Stelrad, looks at the advantages of installing low surface temperature (LST) radiators in healthcare settings, particularly in terms of enhanced safety for more vulnerable very young and elderly patients.

Time for a united approach on safe water delivery

Three years ago, Bristan commissioned a whitepaper, ‘Your Views: Infection Control for Water Delivery’. Now, Chris Tranter, revisits the report’s key findings, and reflects on the fundamental, yet unresolved, issues it raises.

Revisions to HTM 03 should see positive changes

Andrew Steel FIHEEM, reportedly one of the UK’s longest established specialist air hygiene and water treatment solutions providers, looks at some of the proposed changes in the guidance on ventilation systems in a revised version of HTM 03-01.

Selecting the right water treatment solution

Kalpesh Shah, head of Sales – ProcessWater, at VeoliaWater Technologies UK (VWT UK), looks at the guidance within the HTMs, and provides an overview of the crucial practical issues to consider when it comes to implementation on site.

Re-thinking how we design and build new hospitals

Patrick Morrison, Pre-contract manager for healthcare at NG Bailey, explores why modern methods of construction are, as he puts it, ‘key to the future success of construction in healthcare’.

No 'one-size-fits-all' solution for modular buildings

David Hartley, the managing director of MTX, highlights the importance of ensuring that modular buildings have fully compliant ventilation systems that do more than just meet minimum standards.

NHS is aiming to become first ‘net zero’ health service

Last October, the NHS adopted a multi-year plan to become the world’s first carbon net zero national health system – in terms of both its direct and indirect emissions – by 2045.

Adaptive risk management for regional hospitals

Adam Garnys, and his colleague, Josiah Padget, CETEC, argue that ‘a growing wave of post-pandemic migration to regional Australia will burden remote hospitals, increasing stress on facilities, and intensifying risk'.

Complex MR unit installation at Queensland hospital

Mark Fasiolo, at Townsville University Hospital in Australia, describes the installation of a new MR-linac machine at the facility which, at the time, was the first of its kind in the southern hemisphere, and one of a few installed worldwide.

New President takes over at end of challenging year

Paul Fenton MBE, CEng, FIHEEM, a highly experienced estates and facilities professional and Chartered Engineer who has worked across both the NHS and commercial sectors in a varied 40-year career, took over as IHEEM's new President in December.

Striking a balance between ‘green’ and ‘clean’ models

As global healthcare systems recover and learn from the effects of COVID-19, the focus is increasingly on creating more resilient estates for the future.

Clamp-on flow meters help manage increased demand

Since the start of the pandemic, NHS Trusts have experienced significant concerns around oxygen system deficiencies, especially with the increased use of high flow oxygen devices such as ventilators, and the significant increase in ICU beds.

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