RECENT PRODUCT NEWS
Vanguard Healthcare Solutions, which has recently launched a range of mobile endoscope decontamination units against a backdrop where demand for endoscopy procedures is set to rise by an estimated 10% year-on-year across the UK, has installed one of the first at Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital. The suite will be on site for nine months, supporting ongoing endoscopic procedures while the hospital creates a larger and improved permanent facility.
Forbo Flooring Systems has been appointed as an approved supplier on the Department of Health’s ProCure22 Framework for NHS and social care construction schemes in England – meaning that its floorcovering solutions, ‘from entrance to exit’, are approved for the healthcare environment. The flooring company said: “The ProCure22 (P22) process is designed to achieve improved value for money and reduce exposure to risk through a simplified procurement procedure. Committed to developing and offering products that contribute in a positive way to the health and comfort of the individual, Forbo’s floorcoverings are designed to be good for people, good for buildings, and good for the environment.”
The portfolio of ‘accurate, easy-to-use tests to identify waterborne bacterial contamination’ from leading specialist in water testing, IDEXX, includes Pseudalert and Legiolert – which facilities managers can use to reduce the risk posed by Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Legionella pneumophila respectively.
Dr Schutz, a global floor care solutions specialist, offers a clear permanent PU coating applicable to all types of resilient floorcoverings – from vinyl and linoleum to rubber and other hard floors – designed to considerably simplify cleaning and maintenance, reduce staining and the potential for bacterial growth, and generally increase longevity and performance.
Develop Training reports strong interest in its new MOET (maintenance and operations engineering technician) apprenticeship programme, ‘designed to address the skills shortage across the engineering industry’ – in sectors ranging from mechanical engineering to the food industry.
Synoptics Health’s ProReveal test for accurately detecting proteins on surgical instruments is being used at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust – in one of the UK’s largest NHS-run Sterile Services Departments – to check that the unit’s washer-disinfection process maintains excellent cleaning standards