RECENT PRODUCT NEWS
Integrated theatre AV technology has been added to the extensive portfolio of hospital solutions offered by Bender UK. The complete Merivaara OpenOR system is exclusively supplied and installed by Bender UK in the UK and Ireland.
Specialist hospital and healthcare engineering company, Interfurn, has recently launched its range of redesigned ‘state-of-the-art’ UCV canopies, the AIR-FLEX Series.
Safelocking says its KeyBox – IQ Key range of cabinets provides a flexible ‘standalone’ ‘plug and go ready’ means of safely and securely storing and managing keys, with touchscreen access to full audit and monitoring reports.
‘Transform’, described by the company as ‘the world’s most technologically advanced, cloud-based workforce management and training platform’, has been launched into the healthcare sector by 3t Energy Group.
Over 40 intensive care clinicians at a Surrey hospital have been using mobile technology to safeguard staff and patients, maximise use of limited personal protective equipment (PPE), and save time in the fight against the coronavirus outbreak.
Forbo’s Fast Fit collection comprises a range of its adhesive free flooring solutions, which have been developed for quick and easy installations for minimal disruptions – perfect for healthcare facilities where downtime is not an option.
When the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust decided to re-open three wards at Leeds General Infirmary in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, long-standing supplier, Static Systems Group, recommissioned the nurse call solutions in all three in 16 days.
Howorth Air Technology says its UV-Clean technology can eliminate ‘99.9%’ of pathogens on ‘high touch’ surfaces such as computer keyboards and screens.
Getinge says its new Maquet Moduevo Bridge is ‘a cost-effective, space-saving’ horizontal ceiling supply unit designed ‘to accommodate architectural constraints’, enhance patient / medical staff interaction, and ‘foster a healing environment'.
Althea – reportedly the world’s largest managed service and maintenance provider – has delivered a major radiology equipment investment at Peterborough City Hospital, including three DR X-ray rooms with Samsung equipment. The rooms incorporate GC85 and GC70 digital radiology equipment selected for its reliability. Samsung describes the GC85 as ‘a fully automated, digital suite designed to reduce physical stress on users, increase patient output, and deliver superb quality images’.
Forbo Flooring Systems has launched ‘an array of services, guidelines, and a new product’ to assist specifiers, contractors and facility managers ‘throughout these challenging times’. Its new a range of Coral logo entrance flooring mats are designed to encourage social distancing and prevent unnecessary slips. There is a choice of four clear and informative designs to choose from, ‘offered at a special price’.
Washroom controls specialist, Rada, says it is working with critical care facilities to support staff and ‘help the NHS win the fight against COVID-19’.
Eschmann Technologies has launched a ‘a revolutionary’ air disinfection system to help protect dentists against the spread of airborne viruses such as COVID-19. The portable air disinfection units use patented plasma technology to eradicate pathogens. Eschmann said: “Novaerus reduces the amount of bioburden in the air, in turn reducing surface bacteria, infections, and odours.” Air is drawn into the units by the internal fan, where contaminants ‘are rapidly and safely destroyed at DNA level’ by an ultra-low energy plasma field generated by an internal coil. ‘Healthy air, free of all contaminants’, is then returned to the room.
Sigma XT gas suppression panels from Kent-based life-critical control system manufacturer, Kentec Electronics, are protecting staff and patients at the NHS Louisa Jordan Hospital in Glasgow at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC), which has a 500-bed capacity for COVID-19 beds.
A hand-held sanitiser that uses ultra-violet (UV) light to inactivate biomolecules and microorganisms including coronavirus Covid-19 has been developed by Oxfordshire UV technologist and manufacturer, Integration Technology. A high-power portable UVC rapid sanitiser, the compact, lightweight SubZero RS-170 is designed for use on all surfaces in applications posing a high risk of public cross-contamination.
Bender UK sys its ‘clinical solutions’ are now available to purchase on the NHS Supply Chain framework, which started on 14 April 2020, and will run for a minimum of 23 months. The framework is designed to offer an effective route to market for clinical technologies, ‘at highly competitive prices’, to provide ‘a whole theatre solution’ for clinical procurement, EBME, and Capital Projects teams.