RECENT PRODUCT NEWS

Proud to be ‘Made in Britain’

Washroom and water efficiency specialist, Cistermiser Keraflo, has joined industry body ‘Made in Britain’.

I-Gienic sheet supports hygiene protection

Intastop has launched a ‘hygienic sheet’ which it says will provide ‘a hygienic, impact-resistant cladding’ for walls and doors.

A heavyweight challenge successfully met

Patient care equipment supplier, Innova Care Concepts, has been awarded a £205,000 contract to supply and install 47 overhead hoist systems to The Grange University Hospital in Cwmbran, Wales. This marks the third successful NHS contract bid for Innova in the past year, after it secured deals to provide hoisting systems to the Midland Metropolitan Hospital in Birmingham and Balfour Hospital in Orkney.

Perfect grounding for new cancer centre

Visqueen – part of RPC bpi recycled products – has provided a waterproofing and gas protection solution to the new Rutherford Cancer Centre North East in Northumberland, ensuring that it meets all local planning conditions. Working with a contractor in Stockton, Visqueen selected its new Ultimate GeoSeal, together with waterstops and sealers, to offer ‘complete protection from the ingress of ground gases’, as well as acting as a waterproof membrane. Due to the site conditions, the building had to be piled with a suspended floor system.

LED lighting upgrade brings 70 per cent energy savings to Dublin hospital

Over 400 Ledvance Panel LED 600 luminaires have been installed to meet the high lighting demands throughout Dublin’s Connolly Hospital and, the supplier says, ‘provide a 70% energy saving’. The Connolly Hospital’s Electrical Team turned to Ledvance to replace over 400 existing fluorescent fixtures in the hospital’s A&E Department, main corridors, wards, reception, and ancillary hospital areas.

Eight-week completion for Glenfield scheme

When University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust required an upgrade and refurbishment of two of its theatre suites at Glenfield Hospital, MTX provided a ‘fast-track and high quality upgrade solution at a competitive cost’.

Turnkey theatre projects drive ‘business boom’

Demand for high quality, cost-effective turnkey delivery of operating theatre upgrades and new-build projects is driving ‘a business boom’ for Bender UK, the company says.

Flush-to-ceiling ‘bespoke’ UCVs

Interfurn claims to offer ‘the only bespoke flush-to-ceiling ultraclean ventilation canopy designed to individual requirements offering a choice of high or low level recirculation’.

Ceiling supply unit for ‘heavy duty’ applications

Dräger has announced a new addition to its ‘family’ of Movita ceiling supply units for operating theatres – the Movita Lift Strong support arm.

Self-contained lay-up cabinet

Medical Air Technology (MAT) has developed ‘a unique self-contained lay-up cabinet’, which ‘provides an innovative solution to a difficult challenge’.

‘Freedom for surgical excellence’

Brandon Medical says its latest Mediclean ultraclean ventilation system improves patient safety and surgical outcomes ‘by providing unique benefits’ to hospital designers, surgical staff, estates teams, and maintenance engineers.

Nothing stopping a culture change

Local Authority Building Control has called for the building industry to ‘work together to change its culture’.

Poll ‘confirms public support for stronger regulations’

A new survey by Rockwool, the manufacturer of non-combustible stone wool insulation materials, shows ‘overwhelming’ support (90 per cent) among the British public for all new high-rise and high-risk buildings to be clad and insulated in non-combustible materials only.

Well trained, well prepared

Topics covered by Eastwood Park’s fire safety training range from fire precautions in building design, to specialist guidance for hospital fire safety managers.

‘Established name’ takes Kentec reins

Life safety control systems manufacturer, Kentec, has appointed Kevin Swann as its new managing director.

Fire detector for ‘high-risk’ environments

Apollo Fire Detectors has launched a new, ‘unique’ low-profile fire detector – Soteria Dimension, which uses new optical sensing technology ‘in the form of a virtual sensing chamber’ that operates on the light-scatter principle.

Monitoring life safety assets

D rax Technology’s new asset tracking solution, AssetWhere, is designed to help locate and, if necessary, monitor the status of life safety-related assets ‘including, but not limited to’, fire extinguishers, fire doors, hose reels, or evacuation chairs.

Mobile decontamination unit for John Radcliffe

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.

ProCure22 approval for flooring specialist

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.”

A holistic approach to infection control

In England and Wales healthcare associated infections (HCAIs) claim thousands of lives every year, with many thousands more requiring additional care due to infection.