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Digital systems for accurate temperature monitoring

Craig Holmes at Dart Valley Systems, outlines a practical approach to the safe management of healthcare water systems to minimise the risk of Legionella colonisation, and in turn prevent patients from contracting Legionnaire’s disease.

How RO feedwater can boost boiler performance

Paul Godfrey, managing director at Puretech Water Systems (UK) considers the key benefits of reverse osmosis (RO) water as feedwater for boilers, and how its use in this context facilitates reducing boiler blowdown periods.

Overcoming key barriers to EFM knowledge-sharing

A team from the University of Cambridge Engineering Design Centre (EDC) & Institute for Manufacturing is investigating how best to overcome barriers to sharing of best practice and know-how among NHS EFM professionals to the benefit of entire sector

Digitally enabled hospitals ‘are the future'

Managing director at Bender UK, Gareth Brunton, examines the advances in integrated theatre technology that are ‘led by the need for seamless communication and sharing of data and images’.

Designing for the health of coastal communities

Lianne Knotts, director of Medical Architecture, looks at the ways in which an integrated model of care can, and indeed has been, used to address the complex health needs of coastal towns.

Innovation, dedication, and expertise recognised

The presentation of the 2021 Healthcare Estates IHEEM Awards in nine categories took place in a special ceremony at end of the second day of this year’s event, with the proceedings streamed ‘live’ to a much wider audience.

Effective ICSs will require ‘inter-professional’ working

The opening day’s second keynote session at Healthcare Estates 2021 conference saw David Flory, take part in a ‘question and answer’ session with IHEEM CEO, Pete Sellars

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

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