RECENT PRODUCT NEWS
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.
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.
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.
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’.
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.
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.
“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
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.