RECENT PRODUCT NEWS

‘Stylish yet practical’ non-thermostatic taps

Extending its healthcare tap offering, Bristan has launched three new nonthermostatic taps, providing further options for specifiers across its healthcare product portfolio for environments where thermostatic control is either not required or not considered best practice.

‘Economic’ medical pulp range

DDC Dolphin, specialist in sluice and dirty utility room solutions, has announced the launch of its new Hygenex Medical Pulp range of single-use utensils to enhance its product and service offering throughout the medical sector.

Monitoring electrical systems for safer hospitals

Electrical safety specialist, Bender, highlighted a complete ‘package’ of residual current monitoring hardware designed to ensure safe incoming electrical power supply, maintain uninterrupted operation of electrical devices, and protect patients and staff against electrical shock, at October’s Healthcare Estates 2017.

‘Smart door handle’ sanitises hands

PullClean, an ‘innovative door handle’ that sanitises the user’s hands, triples the rate of hand sanitisation rates, and provides feedback on usage through a monitoring system, has been launched in the UK. Invented by Altitude Medical UK co-founders, Dr Alex Oshmyanksy and Dr Jake McKnight, when they were students at the University of Oxford, PullClean encourages people to clean their hands every time they enter and exit a room, ‘making hand hygiene simple and trackable’.

Free swing door closers at new mental health hospital

Samuel Heath’s Powermatic Free Swing controlled, concealed door closers have been used at new state-of-the-art psychiatric care facilities at Royal Edinburgh Hospital.

High Performance Hygienic Coating for Clinical Healthcare Areas

The management and prevention of healthcare associated infections (HCAIs) remains one of the biggest concerns for the NHS. Despite a noticeable decline in the overall number of cases, a recent report by Public Health England (PHE)1) identifies over 65,000 reported cases in England in the period 2016 - March 2017 which can be attributed to four key HCAIs: MRSA, MSSA, E.coli and C.difficile.

Boiler Operator Advice for Safe Steam Start Up

In the run-up to the heating season, start-up dangers are a serious problem for many heating systems using steam as a heat source, warns Spirax Sarco, ‘largely due to them having lain dormant over the summer’.

Acquisition reflects market drive

Baxi Heating has acquired Packaged Plant Solutions (PPS) to strengthen and grow its existing packaged plant room offer.

Boiler breakdown fails to dampen spirits

The extensive range of heating options available from the Andrews Boiler Hire fleet came into its own recently when a major London teaching hospital suffered a significant boiler breakdown.

Preparing For An Increase In Patient Numbers At Fairfield General Hospital

“The scheme was completed on time, within the agreed tender sum and to a very high standard. The theatre management team and the consultant surgeons are delighted with the final product, which has now been in use for over two months. I shall look forward to working with MAT and their supply chain subcontractors when the next opportunity arises, and I have no hesitation in recommending MAT to others.” David Shepherd: Principal Project Manager, Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

Static Systems launches new Concept Ward

Specialist provider of healthcare alarm and communication solutions, Static Systems Group, has unveiled the latest development in its industry-renowned Design & Innovation Centre, which is based at the company’s head office, near Wolverhampton in the West Midlands.

‘Invisible answer’ to low cost heating

With managing operational costs and minimising disruption key for hospital HVAC specification, Uponor says its ‘fit-and forget’ TABS – Thermally Active Building System – which ‘lasts the building’s lifetime’ is ‘the ideal solution for any new-build hospital or extension project’.

Fire door survey’s ‘starling statistics’

Horbury Property Services, part of the Horbury Group, has revealed the results of a survey that showed how 60% of people are unaware of how often a fire door should be inspected, and almost a quarter do not know how long a standard fire door would give them to escape during a blaze.

Ventilation tailored to who is in the room

An ‘intelligent’ flow sensor said to enable ventilation to adapt to actual demand, thereby improving indoor air quality and energy efficiency, has been jointly developed by Finland’s VTT Technical Research Centre and Fläkt Woods Oy, part of global air technology specialist, FläktGroup

ECO-flow™ UCV Canopies From MAT

The Climate Change Act of 2008 sets legally binding targets to reduce the UK’s carbon dioxide emissions by at least 80% by 2050.

Complementing carefully designed commercial interiors

A ‘stylish new addition to Eaton’s range of highly efficient LED lighting solutions for commercial buildings’, Pello, a decorative pendant luminaire, is aimed at front-of-house and public spaces ‘where architectural aesthetics are valued’.

LED light ‘that thinks’

Innovative technology is key when improving the operating theatre environment, and with its latest LED operating theatre lights, iLED 7 – ‘the light that thinks’ – Trumpf Medical says it is ‘once again setting new standards’.

‘A true game-changer’ for endoscopy

Aquilant has launched Fujifilm’s newest solution, the 4-LED Multi-Light technology enabled Eluxeo system, ‘to provide endoscopists with superior visualisation of mucosal surfaces and vessel structures within the gastrointestinal tract’.

Falklands location presents no barrier for Brandon

Brandon Medical has ‘transformed’ the operating theatre at the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital in Stanley, capital of the Falklands Islands, ensuring it received a modern update with the latest medical lighting technology.

‘Setting a benchmark’ in emergency lighting

Tridonic’s new ‘out of the box’ emergency lighting solution ‘combines advanced battery technology with the latest emergency lighting components’.