RECENT PRODUCT NEWS
Medical Air Technology (MAT), one of the ‘pioneers’ in critical ventilation for hospitals, and an active member of the Specialised Ventilation for Healthcare Premises Society (SVHPSoc), says it is ‘determined to do everything it can’ to support the NHS through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Abloy UK’s ‘newest innovation in digital security’ – the Abloy BEAT – is a keyless solution that combines three main components: a digital key, a mobile application, and a heavy-duty, IP68-rated, ‘weatherproof’ Bluetooth padlock, all managed with the visual Abloy OS user interface. The company says the ‘future-proof solution’ is designed ‘to boost operational efficiency while securing critical infrastructure, commercial institutions, and industry sites’. Abloy UK added: “Businesses and organisations across the UK have a growing need for the convenience and accessibility of highly secure keyless access solutions – either as an addition to existing workflows, or as a standalone solution. This is particularly true in remote areas, or situations where carrying a physical key can increase the risk in security or even danger for the holder.”
Static Systems Group has introduced a wireless call fob that easily connects to existing wired nurse call systems, giving patients the freedom to move around their room yet still be able to instantly request staff assistance.
Meesons, a leading UK specialist in entrance control solutions, has announced an exclusive distributor agreement with Perimeter Protection Group (PPG) to distribute its Hostile Vehicle Mitigation (HVM) solutions throughout the UK.
New for public and semi-public washrooms, the Conti+ lino SofTouch tap needs only gentle pressure to activate the water flow, which the shower and washrooms solutions specialist says makes it particularly suitable for patients with less hand strength and dexterity.
Medical Air Technology (MAT) has recently competed work at Torbay Hospital, installing two of its new ECO-flow ultraclean ventilation (UCV) canopies as part of a major theatre refurbishment project there.
David Bailey Furniture Systems (DBFS), has been selected by Bouygues UK to provide healthcare furniture for the new University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) Proton Beam Therapy facility, currently under construction on the site of the hospital’s former Rosenheim Wing, and expected to treat its first PBT patients during 2021.
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has appointed Static Systems Group to upgrade the nurse call and bedhead services trunking in Ward C5, the dedicated Dialysis Unit at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.
Hull University Teaching NHS Trust has bought three SAS Super 180 air samplers from specialist supplier of environmental monitoring and process validation systems, Cherwell Laboratories, for environmental monitoring of the operating theatres at its Castle Hill Hospital near Cottingham and Hull Royal Infirmary, to ensure surgical site cleanliness for infection control purposes.
Multitone says its workflow mobile tasking ‘app’ can ‘minimise the risks to patient care caused by difficulties in locating beds, mattresses, and other vital healthcare equipment. The company said: “When a specific item is required, it can take hours, or even days, to locate. Consider how many thousands of pieces of equipment there are in a typical hospital, and the size of the problem becomes clear. This can include missing beds, mattresses, drip stands, and even syringe drivers, to name but a few commonly misplaced items.”
Specialist in folding partitions and acoustic moveable walls, Building Additions, says that with continuing pressures on bed space, it has enabled many UK hospitals to make their wards more flexible in the past year, and enhance infection control via segregation, through the provision of its folding fabric partitions. Healthcare facilities it has supplied partitions to include St Peter’s Hospital in Chertsey, Victoria Hospital, Wallasey, Russell’s Hall Hospital, Dudley, Airedale General, Keighley, and the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham.
According to Brandon Medical, ‘the operating theatre has been dramatically changed’ – minimally invasive surgery means more equipment has to be integrated and controlled, with a need for complex audio-video solutions required, and, of course, the associated medical IT, UPS systems, gases, and specialised carts.
With fire doors critical to the safety of healthcare buildings – as they help prevent or delay the spread of fire and smoke, and provide staff and patients with time to evacuate to a safe area – the latest guide from Construction Specialties explains how to maintain fire doors to ensure their continuous, reliable performance.
Intastop can now offer UK healthcare customers an Italian-made range of grab rails with antimicrobial protection and ‘anti-slip credentials’. The Tubocolor grab rails from Ponte Giulio are ‘warm-to-the-touch’, and have ‘a non-slip, yet smooth’ finish. Intastop says they ‘bring a new dimension of safety and infection control to more elements of building interior specification, in both new build projects and refurbishments’.