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Survey suggests acceleration needed with Green Plans

In January this year HEJ conducted a survey on behalf of business utility and sustainability consultancy, Inenco. It sought to identify how far advanced NHS Trusts across England England were in developing and implementing a ‘Green Plan’

Protecting the vulnerable and reducing the risks

Stephanie Allchurch, Product Development manager at Altecnic, discusses the importance of ‘getting it right’ when it comes to water system-related products and procedures in healthcare settings.

Cost-effective ways to keep air ands urfaces clean

Maintaining stringent infection control in healthcare facilities is clearly a high priority at all times, but with the COVID-19 pandemic having contributed to over 125,000 deaths in the UK alone – has assumed even greater importance.

Flexible solution to changes in demand and capacity

Alan Wilson, of ModuleCo Healthcare, argues that in a post-COVID-19 world, to begin tackling the backlog of operations, modular healthcare facilities’ value and benefits will see them increasingly come into their own.

Addressing two common issues in healthcare facilities

Kas Mohammed, Vice-President of Digital Energy at Schneider Electric, looks at two of the more common electrical issues encountered in hospitals and other healthcare facilities – power factor distortion and harmonics – and how to address them.

Trust will look to hydrogen switch for future CHPs

Alex Best, explains how with the recent purchase of two 2G Energy CHP units which could switch to running on hydrogen in the future, the Trust is aiming to play its part in the NHS reaching its zero carbon emission targets.

Flow-through expansion vessels cut Legionella risk

Amy Sedgwick, Assistant commercial product manager at Groupe Atlantic UK discusses some of the key ways to prevent the growth & proliferation of Legionella bacteria in healthcare water systems including via the use of flow-through expansion vessels

NHSPS is playing its part in NHS ‘net zero carbon’ drive

Cameron Hawkins, head of Energy and Environment at NHS Property Services, discusses how the business is set to reach the NHS’s net zero carbon goals.

Consistent sterilisation of reuseable medical devices

Angelo Giambrone,at Spirax Sarco UK, explores how decontamination leads and Authorising Engineers can drive improvements in steam quality to deliver reliable and consistent sterilisation of reusable medical devices.

Future of healthcare design in a post-COVID world

BDP, which was responsible for drawing up plans for 6 emergency Nightingale hospitals, looks at the ways in which lessons learnt during the COVID-19 pandemic could inform the way healthcare provision in the UK is designed in future

Key communications forum re-established

Graham Stanton, who chairs the IHEEM AE(D) Registration Board, and recently became a member of the Central Sterilising Club committee, discusses the recent re-establishment of the Decontamination Professional Expert Communications Forum (DPECF).

Team working and expertise prove vital in AE(D) role

Graham Stanton IEng, FIHEEM, AE(D), discusses the diversity and knowledge of AE(D)s as a group, and the stringent registration process to ensure that those operating in the healthcare sector have the necessary competences, skills, and expertise.

Air cleaning devices and their ‘real-world’ impact

IIHEEM’s second online Branch of the Month event of 2021 saw guest speaker, Cath Noakes OBE, CEng, FIMechE, FIHEEM, discuss the topic, ‘Air cleaning and disinfection devices in a hospital setting – approaches and pitfalls'

Six-month project delivers £7.3million cancer care unit

Shaun Tuffin, Construction director at LST Projects, discusses the challenges of constructing a new £7.3 million cancer care ward above a live hospital building in Southampton within just six months.

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.

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