RECENT PRODUCT NEWS
Clearwater Technology has launched HC Rapid25, an on-site Legionella testing device that its says will detect Legionella ‘in just 25 minutes, instead of the current period – typically 10-12 days’.
Mauser Packaging Solutions has launched what it says is the market’s first medical waste container made of 100% recycled plastics generated from post-consumer packaging waste. The company said: “The new WIVA Infinity Container combines the superior protection and handling of specific healthcare risk waste with the environmental benefits of using recycled plastic resin. Users in hospitals, clinics, laboratories, medical practices, nursing homes, and pharmacies can expect a 50 per cent lower CO2 footprint with the new containers than with those made of virgin plastic material.”
A Foundation Trust is preparing for winter pressures with the addition of a mobile theatre unit which will help it increase its operational capacity by an estimated 120 procedures a month.
Comelit Group has worked with fire and security specialist, Building Protection Systems, at the Omagh Hospital & Primary Care Complex, to achieve its objectives for access control to interface with intercoms located at external building entrances, internal ward entrances, and department entrances.
IDEXX Laboratories Inc, the rapid microbiological testing specialist for water, says its IDEXX Pseudalert method has been published as the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) worldwide standard, 16266-2, for the 24-hour detection of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in water.
Medical Air Technology (MAT) has recently completed the total refurbishment of four ultraclean operating theatres at Sheffield’s Royal Hallamshire Hospital, working with Kier and NG Bailey. The company was specified for the project by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, having worked at Royal Hallamshire successfully a few years previously delivering the total turnkey refurbishment of theatres 3 and 4.
Codelocks’ new CL4520 ‘smart lock’, combining convenience, flexibility, and a powerful mortice lock with a double cylinder, is said to be ‘ideal for buildings and environments that experience high traffic’. The lock features a euro profile mortice sash lock with deadbolt and latchbolt safety function, and can be set with or without a key-operated deadbolt feature, allowing estates and facilities managers to restrict or allow access by code. Codelocks says that accidental lock-ins are avoided with the provision of an inside lever handle to retract the deadbolt and latchbolt simultaneously.
Process, energy, and maintenance managers looking to maximise safety, efficiency, and productivity, are being urged ‘to take a proactive approach to plant management’ by including wireless steam trap monitoring within their proactive maintenance regime. Spirax Sparco said: “Wireless steam trap monitoring systems, such as Spirax Total Acoustic Performance Solutions (STAPS), complement an existing steam trap programme by providing real-time data on trap performance and condition – a sure-fire way to lower costs, boost productivity, and use resource more strategically.”
Patient care equipment supplier, Innova Care Concepts, has been awarded a £205,000 contract to supply and install 47 overhead hoist systems to The Grange University Hospital in Cwmbran, Wales. This marks the third successful NHS contract bid for Innova in the past year, after it secured deals to provide hoisting systems to the Midland Metropolitan Hospital in Birmingham and Balfour Hospital in Orkney.
Visqueen – part of RPC bpi recycled products – has provided a waterproofing and gas protection solution to the new Rutherford Cancer Centre North East in Northumberland, ensuring that it meets all local planning conditions. Working with a contractor in Stockton, Visqueen selected its new Ultimate GeoSeal, together with waterstops and sealers, to offer ‘complete protection from the ingress of ground gases’, as well as acting as a waterproof membrane. Due to the site conditions, the building had to be piled with a suspended floor system.
Over 400 Ledvance Panel LED 600 luminaires have been installed to meet the high lighting demands throughout Dublin’s Connolly Hospital and, the supplier says, ‘provide a 70% energy saving’. The Connolly Hospital’s Electrical Team turned to Ledvance to replace over 400 existing fluorescent fixtures in the hospital’s A&E Department, main corridors, wards, reception, and ancillary hospital areas.