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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.

Pandemic demands speed up planning decisions

During the COVID-19 pandemic there have been greater changes to the planning process for healthcare real estate than at any point in the NHS’s history, believes Huw Mellor, a Partner at the Oxford offices of Carter Jonas

Trust CEO describes ‘once in-a-lifetime opportunity’

Plans to deliver 48 new hospitals across England by the end of the decade were discussed by senior figures working on the programme and a Trust CEO at a webinar in July.

Managing indoor air quality ‘the most powerful medicine'

One positive outcome of the COVID-19 crisis has been the increased focus on improving the ventilation of indoor spaces, and the need to measure indoor air quality (IAQ).

A ‘platform approach’ to future operating theatres

Speaking as part of the European Healthcare Design Congress, three senior speakers fror, Brandon Medical, discussed how the use of ‘smart and flexible’ such equipment is key in supporting Modern Methods of Construction

Providing accessible and high quality training

IHEEM continues to deliver on its commitment to provide its members with access to a wide choice of professional and technical training opportunities through its Knowledge Partnerships.

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