RECENT PRODUCT NEWS
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”