Flexible, cost-effective, and reliable

Multitone Electronics says its new EkoCare range offers ‘the ultimate in flexible, reliable, and cost-effective wireless nurse call and alarms’.

FusionWare tools that ‘offer more than just nurse call’

Static Systems’ in-house technical teams have developed a range of ‘cost-effective retrofit products’, ‘FusionWare Tools’ – for use with the company’s wired and wireless IP-based nurse call systems – which focus on delivering improvements in three key areas – patient experience, patient safety, and staff workflow.

Stock control streamlined at Addenbrooke’s

Having provided the Cambridge University Hospitals Trust with successful materials management and handling solutions for many years, Medstor was ‘ideally placed’ to design and deliver an effective, bespoke system to help the main theatre department at Addenbrooke’s Hospital improve storage and stock control in its 23 theatres.

No challenge too big

Interfurn says its recent success in operating theatre ultraclean ventilation projects ‘reinforces the reputation for flexibility’ of the specialist company, which says it can create an ultraclean solution ‘regardless of any challenges presented’.

Bespoke touchscreen controls ensure smooth upgrade

A tight schedule for installing touchscreen control panels, PACS viewers, and LED surgical lighting, in four operating theatres at London’s Whittington Hospital proved no obstacle for Bender UK, which successfully completed the challenging nine-day programme for installation and commissioning, including creating bespoke mounting and access arrangements for the control panels.

Towards a fully integrated theatre

Digital integration specialist, S-Cape, has partnered with operating theatre UCV system manufacturer, Howorth Air Technology, on a number of UK hospital installations, such as St George’s Hospital in south London (pictured), and One Healthcare at Hatfield – a new private healthcare facility set to open later this year.

Easing equipment maintenance pressures

‘Integrated healthcare provider’, Core IHS, works with theatre staff to ensure that theatre equipment is properly maintained, ‘and ease the pressure on facilities by preparing them for CQC inspections and ensuring compliance with NatSSIP and LocSSIP Standards for Invasive Procedures’.

‘Integrated package’ for Plymouth Peninsula

The Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre in Plymouth, which provides NHS patients with fast access to elective and diagnostic procedures, has recently invested over £2 m in a third operating theatre and a new endoscopy suite,

‘Intelligent’ taps cut consumption

The requirement to eliminate the spread of bacteria through healthcare environments can, Conti + UK maintains, ‘be significantly aided with the introduction of touch-free products’, but, it adds, “the benefits of ‘intelligent’ taps only just begin with hygiene and convenience”.

Tilting mirror with ‘ergonomic’ lever

To complement its wide selection of grab bars, shower seats, and accessories, Delabie has added a new, ergonomic, stylish, and easy-to-install tilting mirror to its offering of products designed for people with reduced mobility.

Cutting shower cleaning costs

Challis Water Controls says that following its introduction of a quarterly disposable shower replacement scheme, NHS Trusts across the UK are now realising that ‘it is cheaper, safer, and best practice, to regularly replace shower and hoses rather than attempt to clean old showers each quarter’.

A ‘new benchmark’ for macerator infection control

Haigh has collaborated with ‘antimicrobial technology experts’, TECcare, to develop what it says is ‘a unique macerator disinfection system’.

Andrews ‘re-vamps’ sizing tool

Andrews Water Heaters has launched a ‘new and improved’ version of its original sizing tool for water heater specification, Size-it.

‘Total compliance in less time’

Seeking to ‘revolutionise’ the way estates teams countrywide deal with the ACoP L8’s requirement for quarterly de-scaling and deep cleaning of showerheads and hoses, Dupal UK says its L8 Shower system ‘truly is a simple solution’.

New recruit’s wealth of experience

The Water Hygiene Centre has announced that Phil Lonsdale has joined as senior consultant/Authorising Engineer (Water).

Easier compliance with water testing regimes

TME Thermometers has developed a dedicated Legionella temperature range of products to speed up and simplify compliance with ACoP L8 water testing.

Northern expansion for Guardian Water Treatment

‘Continuing nationwide growth’ has seen provider of air and water hygiene services, Guardian Water Treatment, open a new office in Leeds, expanding from its Essex base to better serve its northern operations.

Grant funding to aid water savings

ADSM says its ‘unique governmentapproved grant programme’, Aquafund, offers organisations seeking to reduce water consumption and cost at no capital cost access to grant funding via a direct access NHS framework, ‘with typical savings of between 15 and 30%’.

Washroom specification simplified

Bristan says it ‘continues to champion innovation in the healthcare market’, having last year launched various updates to its current product offering, including the updated H64 tap, Solo tap, and infrared range.

Pseudalert recommended in ‘Blue Book’

Pseudalert, ‘the 24-hour test for detection of Pseudomonas aeruginosa’, has now been accepted by the UK Standing Committee of Analysts for the analysis of drinking water, and is specified as a recommended method in the Committee’s ‘Blue Book’ publication, The Microbiology of Drinking Water (MoDW) Part 8 – Methods for the isolation and enumeration of Aeromonas and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.