Improving power quality in healthcare facilities

The former says the development will see its customers equipped with a full power quality service – from the identification to the mitigation of harmful power quality issues, helping maximise uptime in hospitals. The Janitza portfolio offers ‘a whole suite of power quality solutions aimed at maximising hospital power uptime’ – including digital measurement equipment, … Read more

Patients ‘guaranteed’ a wheelchair at hospital entrance

The Trust explained: “The concept is similar to the public bike rental scheme one can find in London and other large cities across the UK. Wheelchairs are neatly organised in docking stations located at specific strategic locations at the hospital. Patients and hospital visitors can easily rent a wheelchair by completing a simple 20-second registration process. Simply … Read more

Guide to car park surfacing and structural issues

The guide for car park owners, operators, and managers, considers the challenges as these structures age and asphalt deteriorates, and includes a handy list of  ‘Asphalt failures you cannot ignore’, ‘providing a visual reference for action’.  Also explored are ‘the four key choices faced to maintain the structural integrity, waterproofing, and protection of these hard-working … Read more

Manchester Trust renews partnership with Sodexo in £240 m contract

The new contract starts this October, and is worth over £240 million. Sodexo’s 1,900 staff will continue to deliver services at Wythenshawe Hospital, as well as at the Trust’s Oxford Road Campus, which includes Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, the University Dental Hospital of Manchester, Manchester Royal Infirmary, the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, and Saint Mary’s Hospital … Read more

‘Environmental pollution’ captured from hospital waste anaesthetic gases

Anaesthetic gases globally are responsible for an estimated 3.1 m tonnes of CO2e emissions every year. The full study, published in in the Association’s journal, Anaesthesia,  concluded that SageTech’s SID-Dock capture system (see photo) has a high baseline efficiency of 94.8% when used in a clinical setting without the variability of a patient being present. It … Read more

NHS Lanarkshire builds on long-standing partnership with Multitone

Scotland’s third largest health authority, NHS Lanarkshire serves one of the country’s largest elderly populations. Multitone initially installed a critical messaging system when the hospital opened at the start of the millennium, subsequently upgraded the original system  to its new i-Message software platform in 2015, when the hospital needed to undertake further work to integrate … Read more

Suppliers appointed to £125 m painting, decorating, and repairs Framework

Following a competitive tender process, 16 specialist firms – 56% of them  SMEs, have secured a place on the framework, which covers painting, decorating, and repair works for the public sector to access – including housing associations, local authorities, NHS Trusts, blue light organisations, and education providers. The framework offers services including internal, external, and … Read more

On-site wastewater treatment can reduce AMR risks

It said: “Infections caused by common bacteria like Klebsiella pneumoniae and Acinetobacter spp show high and increasing levels (above 50%) of resistance to treatment. Over 20% of E.coli isolates were found to be resistant to both first-line drugs and second-line treatments.” The company continued: “With the emergence of advanced on-site wastewater treatment, hospitals can now … Read more

Proposals for ‘the UK’s most sustainable hospital’ reach key planning milestone

Plans were approved by Cardiff Council’s Planning Committee on 16 March 2023.  The proposals for what ACORN and Kajima says is ‘the UK’s greenest hospital’ are for ‘a highly sustainable, elegant new cancer centre for patients, staff, and the local community’. White Arkitekter said: “The design will be integrated into a natural setting, respecting the … Read more

Tremco products combine during Leighton Hospital refurb

Operated by Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, the now 50-year-old Leighton Hospital is currently undergoing a major redevelopment, and Tremco was called in to install a number of its flooring products for the periodic refurbishment of one of the hospital’s buildings. Due to the building’s change of use, a complete new flooring system was … Read more