Category Archives: Health

Vistamatic exhibitors panels

Vistamatic Ltd is the leading brand in privacy vision panels offering a wide range of triple-glazed viewing panels suitable for all healthcare including a specific range of products designed for high security mental health environments.

The Vistamatic® anti-ligature vision panel is designed in accordance with the Department of Health guidelines offering a combination of high integrity glazing whilst incorporating a stainless steel frame and anti-ligature device and features the VistaGlide™ IAS (Impact Absorption System), providing silent operation. The durable reliability of a Vistamatic® vision panel is endorsed by a Lifetime Warranty.

New ventilation brochure highlights energy saving and health benefits of fresh air

Mitsubishi Electric has launched a new ventilation brochure showing how mechanical ventilation with heat recovery (MVHR) and air handling units (AHU) can help benefit any building from a major commercial building, school or office to a single home.

According the World Health Organisation, we spend around 90% of our time indoors, so good air quality within buildings is vital if we are to avoid sick building syndrome and the negative health effects of excess humidity and stale polluted air.

Bronglais Hospital, Aberystwyth

Polyflor is pleased to announce that an extensive collection of it’s flooring products have just been installed in the new Maternity Unit at Bronglais Hospital in Aberystwyth for Hywel Dda University Health Board. The new hospital marks a major investment of £38million by the Welsh Assembly Government, the maternity unit of which opened in April 2014. Craftsman Flooring Ltd of Swansea installed over 5000m2 of 2000 PUR, Pearlazzo PUR, Polysafe Hydro Evolve, Polysafe Standard PUR and Polysafe Wood FX PUR. This vast array of products featured through the delivery suits, as well as the usual support rooms and offices.

Rubber floors for OT ergonomics

The operating theatres of a hospital play a key role in its business success. The choice of quality, long lasting materials for the construction or renovation of OTs therefore constitutes a crucial economic factor. This holds true in particular for the floor covering, which in addition must fulfil stringent hygiene requirements. Floor coverings of rubber as they are offered by nora combine the solutions to all of these diverse requirements.

New Stokvis interface units at the Energy and Environment Expo

Stokvis Energy Systems will be showcasing recent product developments at the Energy & Environment Expo, ExCeL London, 17-19 June 2014.

The Stokvis stand No. L1610 will feature a selection of the company’s high performance products and systems which are suitable for a diverse range of applications, including commercial, education, healthcare, hotels and leisure projects.

Skyfold Delivers Open-Plan Healthcare

Reflecting trends in the US, partitioning experts Style reports a rise in enquiries from within the healthcare sector for their Skyfold vertical-folding, automatic moveable wall.

“Design of healthcare facilities is moving forward,” confirms Julian Sargent, MD for Style. “Areas as diverse as operating theatres to dental practices need to work harder. They must be capable of being quickly adapted to respond to changing requirements throughout the day.” Installed in countless healthcare environments throughout the US, Style is the exclusive UK partner for the Skyfold partitioning system which is ideally suited to the exacting demands of such facilities.

Prince Philip Hospital, Llanelli

Polyflor’s Forest fx PUR collection of wood effect Sheet vinyl floorcoverings featured extensively in Hywel Dda Health Board’s new Mynydd Mawr Rehabilitation Unit at Prince Philip Hospital, Llanelli. The single storey extension marks an investment of £870,000 by the Health Board and opened in October 2013. Installed by Swansea based Artisan Flooring, over 500m² of Polyflor products were used in the project including Forest fx PUR to bedroom and circulation areas, Polysafe Hydro to en-suite bathrooms and Polysafe Modena PUR and Vogue Ultra PUR to utility rooms.

Arrowe Park and Clatterbridge Hospitals, Wirral

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has appointed UK energy management and combined heat and power (CHP) specialist ENER-G to modernise its energy infrastructure across two acute hospitals, by utilising the Carbon and Energy Fund framework, funding, process and contract.

Armitage Shanks Tackles Pseudomonas With New Markwik Demountable Hospital Mixer Range With Removable Spout

Armitage Shanks, the UK’s leading manufacturer of commercial sanitaryware and fittings, has introduced a new demountable hospital mixer with a detachable spout to its Markwik range.

Door closer gains in health sector

Powermatic concealed door closers are becoming increasingly popular for new-build and improvement projects throughout the healthcare sector thanks to the many safety and hygiene benefits that it offers.

Murray Royal Hospital, Perth

The new £75 million Murray Royal Hospital, Perth was officially opened by Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond last year. The hospital provides state-of-the-art mental healthcare for adults from across Tayside.

Craven Dunnill tiles selected for NHS Health Centre

Craven Dunnill, the ceramic tiles distributor, has supplied high quality, slip resistant floor tiles for the £6.8 million new-build NHS Health Centre at Alcester. The company was able to fulfil the detailed specification with one of its stocked, contract tile ranges, supplying 600 x 600mm porcelain floor tiles for the high footfall areas of the pharmacy, main reception area and corridors.

Helping fight hospital acquired infection rate with revolutionary new sealed lighting units

MHA Lighting’s award winning TiLite range is providing exceptional lighting to the healthcare sector and NHS.

MHA Lighting’s patented LED lighting technology has been designed to stop dust, bacteria and dead insects from gathering around warm light fittings and spreading deadly superbugs.

Design and functionality for the floor

Floors in hospitals have to meet more stringent requirements than floors in practically any other building. Heavy traffic in the main entrance, corridors and diagnostic areas that are subjected to severe strain from moving beds and heavy equipment around, intensively used operating theatres with their high standards of hygiene: all these different areas place varying demands on the floor covering.

Whipps Cross University Hospital, East London

As with any hospital, hygiene was a key requirement in the selection of Knauf AMF ceilings for several building projects at Whipps Cross University Hospital in East London. Knauf AMF ceilings solutions were specified for the new maternity wing – comprising obstetrics theatre suite with recovery room.

Blackpool Hospital benefits from relationship with Rada

Market leading washroom controls manufactured by Rada, the pioneer of both mechanical and cutting edge digital washroom technology, have been supplied to the Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in Lancashire as part of an ongoing relationship.

Southampton Hospital gets specialist Trespa treatment

A major construction and refurbishment programme at Southampton General Hospital has seen a number of key buildings given a fresh outlook thanks to Trespa® Meteon® facade panels.

Rada makes sense for Aintree Hospital Trust

Rada, the pioneer of digital washroom technology, is supplying itsRada Sense clinical washroom controls to Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in Liverpool.

Intastop demonstrates leading products at Healthcare Estates

Intastop, leading innovator of door, wall and anti-ligature protection for the healthcare industry will be featuring its unique Door Top Alarm at this year’s Healthcare Estates Exhibition. Also showcased on stand D30 will be the company’s renowned Antibacterial Impact Protection Sheet plus a new product line, Finger Safety Hinges.

Dementia care to figure strongly at Harrogate Commercial Flooring Conference, 2 – 3 September

When it comes to the responsibilities of architects as designers and specifiers, the healthcare environment is one of the most challenging there is. 

Latest guide helps healthcare designers

Desiging better healthcare facilities is the aim of a new guide produced by flooring experts Tarkett.

The company has drawn on its 130 years of commercial flooring expertise to produce the guide which covers all areas of healthcare, from sanitary facilities to operating theatres and pharmacies.

Gainsborough Specialist Bathing launches new mobile patient hoist range for the care environment

Gainsborough Specialist Bathing, Europe’s leading choice in assistive bath provision, installation and support, has launched a new series of Glide mobile patient hoists for the care environment.

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