Door closers are good for health

Available in standard and free swing versions, Powermatic controlled, concealed door closers are totally concealed when the door is closed, delivering a host of benefits in aesthetics, hygiene, safety and well-being that are proving extremely popular with specifiers, clinicians and facilities managers throughout the healthcare sector.

Creating safer stairs with less fall risk

Healthcare environments pose a higher risk of fall accidents on stairs, Gradus points out.

Seamless, sustainable, and hard-wearing

Corques Liquid Lino is a new, ‘seamless, hard-wearing floorcovering’ from Linoleum Concept, made from ‘environmentally friendly, sustainable products’ such as cork, linseed oil, and wood flour.

Maximum impact, minimum downtime

Altro’s Cantata product – its first adhesive-free flooring for areas with a low slip risk – is demonstrating its capabilities at Warrington Hospital in a busy nonclinical corridor.

Generating revenue from unused space

PKL is launching three new products designed to help NHS Trusts generate income from spaces that are currently under-utilised – the Design Series Food Cube, the Space Station indoor modular retail base, and the ‘Podule’ modular solution.

Prefabricated relocatable theatres

Forta Medical has launched what it dubs ‘a new generation’ of prefabricated modular operating theatres, with several variants available, including for general and ultraclean surgery.

Framework can save Trusts time and money

November’s 2017 autumn Budget saw the Government announce a ‘presumption in favour of offsite construction by 2019, across suitable capital programmes’.

‘Complete filtering solution’for HVAC users

Four UK specialist suppliers – RABScreen, Galebreaker, DHD Cooling, and GVS Filter Technology – have teamed up to provide a complete filtering and filter screen solution to HVAC users.

Mobile decontamination ‘first’

Endoscopy departments across the UK now have access to what is claimed to be UK’s first mobile decontamination unit.

‘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.