• Badgemaster announces takeoverName badge manufacturer Badgemaster, has announced the acquisition of principal competitor, Akorn Badge Company Ltd.
  • CHPs at the heart of energy and carbon savingsA true champion of CHP (combined heat and power), Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust now has three successful carbon and energy saving schemes to its name, each with CHP as its focal point.
  • Patient-ready packaged scopes in five minutes, save space and increase efficiency at BarnsleyAs part of its new, JAG accredited endoscope decontamination facility, Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the first in the country to experience the benefits of Medical Innovations’ SureStore scope conditioning unit.
  • New addition to decontamination rangeNew addition to decontamination range A new addition to the extensive octenisan decontamination range has just been announced by schülke.
  • A blueprint for the future of endoscope decontaminationWith the whole team contributing, Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has achieved an ideal working environment which delivers the highest standards of patient care
Badgemaster announces takeover6 CHPs at the heart of energy and carbon savings1 Patient-ready packaged scopes in five minutes, save space and increase efficiency at Barnsley2 New addition to decontamination range4 A blueprint for the future of endoscope decontamination5
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Wednesday, 1 October, 2014

Toilet helps hospital optimise outpatient user-friendliness

The dignity and hygiene issues of having to change someone on a toilet floor has struck a chord with County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust, which has taken steps to ensure anyone visiting the premises has appropriate toilet amenities.


Monday, 29 September, 2014

Rapid Pseudomonas test is potential life saver

To the majority of the population, Pseudomonas aeruginosa (P. aeruginosa) is not a threat, but to immuno-compromised patients in high dependency units, neo-natal wards or burns units, infection is a potential killer.


Wednesday, 10 September, 2014

Changing Places in healthcare

Hospitals are failing to provide proper facilities for thousands of outpatients and visitors, yet that could be transformed simply by installing appropriate toilets.

One in 284 people in the UK need a Changing Places toilet. Yet of the UK’s 2,300 hospitals, only eight have the ‘bigger and better’ accessible (disabled) facility.READ MORE

Monday 8th, September, 2014

Innovative infection prevention products

PAIL (Prevention Against Infection and Loss)

A multi-centre sampling study on patients’ bath basins as a potential source of infection concluded: “bath basins are a reservoir for bacteria and may be a source of transmission of hospital-acquired infections.


Monday, 1 September, 2014

Copenhagen hospital protected by optical beam smoke detectors

One of Copenhagen’s leading hospitals has been fitted with four Fire Fighting Enterprises Fireray 5000 advanced infra-red beam smoke detectors as part of its fire protection system.

Serving nearly half a million patients, the hospital has grown in size over the last few years.READ MORE

Monday, 1 September, 2014

WPS wins pay-on-foot parking contract for St Helens Hospital

A new booklet from Rigel Medical provides guidance for people involved in testing medical infusion devices and highlights the benefits of the Multi-Flo analyser used to verify the performance of infusion devices.


Thursday, 21 August, 2014

CHP helps West Cumberland Hospital gain clean bill of health

A major redevelopment of West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven, Cumbria will see dramatic improvements in energy and carbon savings thanks to a new biodiesel CHP unit from Veolia’s specialist CHP team, Cogenco.

Veolia is the new name for healthcare energy specialist Dalkia, which recently adopted the Veolia brand name.READ MORE

Thursday, 21 August, 2014

Healthcare energy specialist re-energises

Veolia has announced its sister company Dalkia plc, will be fully integrating with the UK group and adopting the Veolia brand name.

This move will enable the company to offer its customers a wider range of environmental services in the areas of energy, water, waste and recycling.READ MORE

Tuesday, 12 August, 2014

Free booklet introducing infusion pump testing

A new booklet from Rigel Medical provides guidance for people involved in testing medical infusion devices and highlights the benefits of the Multi-Flo analyser used to verify the performance of infusion devices.


Tuesday 5 August, 2014


The warmer weather brings different challenges for hospitals, but the focus on rigorous hand hygiene procedures should remain in place at all times to prevent infection outbreaks.

“Hospitals tend to focus on winter preparation plans as traditionally infections such as norovirus and the flu virus are more concentrated during the colder months,” says Manty Stanley, managing director at TEAL.


Wednesday, 2 July, 2014


It may not quite be a ‘buy one, get one free’, but this special offer from Sidhil makes the Inspiration cot the best buy on the market today!

Sidhil’s award-winning and perennially popular Inspiration cot has been brightening up children’s wards for many years now.READ MORE

Wednesday, 18 June, 2014

Teamwork key to special relationship

Three companies who have teamed up to deliver large-scale public sector cyclical painting projects are putting value, convenience and the environment at the heart of the specification process under a ground-breaking partnership.


Thursday, 12 June, 2014

Information at its fingertips for Mersey Care NHS

Mersey Care NHS purchased 3i Studio software in 2010 to help manage and maintain all of its 35 NHS sites. The software is extremely simple and easy to operate and quickly provided management with all the information and results it needed to effectively manage and run its property portfolio.READ MORE

Thursday, 29 May, 2014

Hospital energy expertise

To mark its 75th anniversary, hospital energy specialist Dalkia produced a special 12-page supplement.

The supplement includes a review of many of the contracts where Dalkia has partnered with hospitals across the UK enabling them to make dramatic carbon and energy savings


Thursday, 29 May, 2014

Major cost savings on pioneering dressing which manages exudate

Activa Healthcare has announced major cost savings on its pioneering dressing, Flivasorb, an increasingly popular for healthcare professionals when dealing with highly exuding wounds.


Wednesday, 30 April, 2014

NICE guidance supports the use of Debrisoft

NICE (The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) has recommended the use of Activa Healthcare’s Debrisoft monofilament debridement pad in the management of acute and chronic wounds.  The NICE guidance supports the case that Debrisoft provides both patient benefits and cost savings to the NHS.READ MORE

Monday, 7 April, 2014

Opex sets the record at Dumfries & Galloway

Given the crucial and sensitive nature of transferring hospital patients’ notes from hard copy to electronic format the OPEX DS2200 scanner is proving to be the technology of choice for the NHS and an investment in efficient progress.

Wednesday, 2 April, 2014

Getting to grips with nurse call response times

A common problem often reported and frequently highlighted in the Francis Report, relates to unanswered or late responses to patients using the nurse call system.

Nurse call specialist, Static Systems Group has launched a new software package to help hospital management teams to demonstrate standards of patient care.


Monday, 31 March, 2014

One system does it all!

The Marlux cubicle curtain track system is used extensively throughout the UK as it is the only product that satisfies three fundamental facilities requirements.

Firstly, it is perfect for use with conventional fabric curtains because the unique ‘clip on - clip off’ glider can be detached from the track.

Thursday 27 March, 2014

Guide to BS 5839 supports designers and installers

A pocket sized guide, published by Static Systems Group in conjunction with Apollo Fire Detectors Limited, provides designers and installers of fire detection systems with a handy reference booklet explaining the key points in BS 5839 Part1:2013.READ MORE

Friday, 14 February, 2014

Durham & Darlington choose beds and support services from Sidhil

County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust has selected Sidhil's premium Solite UK community bed for the Trust's loan stores, as well as contracting the company's service and maintenance division to provide out of hours equipment supply direct to homes to facilitate emergencies and hospital discharges.READ MORE

Thursday, 13 February, 2014

Spotlight on The Sidhil Service and Maintenance Department

Increasing financial pressures within today’s NHS have created a climate of changing need. With hospitals, nursing homes and the community sector now seeking to respond quickly and effectively to seasonal and budgetary fluctuations in demand.

Thursday, 13 February, 2014

New look for treatment rooms

Creating the right environment for patient care is an increasingly important issue. Providing a stylish new look for today’s GP surgeries and treatment rooms, Sidhil has launched a distinctive choice of modern colour ways for its Doherty panel screen systems and Howarth trolleys.

Monday, 03 February, 2014

Steam generators

EAll CERTUSS Steam Generators are type tested according to European Pressure Equipment Guideline DGRL 97/23/EG. CERTUSS offer seven construction groups within its range of fossil fuel generators with outputs ranging from 80kg/hr to 2000kg/hr and operating pressures of up to 32 Bar G.

Thursday 23 January, 2014

Reinforcing confidence in the sterility of instruments

As Karina Engels, sterilization product manager for Kimberly-Clark Health Care, explained in her presentation at IDSc: “There is no universally accepted method to demonstrate the microbial properties of sterilization wrap.”READ MORE

Thursday, 16 January, 2014

Tackle 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.

Monday, 2 December, 2013

YouTube film “Painful Sex v 'Normal' Sex”

A new short film highlighting the issue of painful sex has gone viral after being released on YouTube by Women4Real in association with Amielle Comfort vaginal dilators, which has co-sponsored the film.

The innovative two minute film talks about painful sex, a common but little discussed and under-diagnosed female sexual health problem

Friday, 22 November, 2013

Grants support development of life-saving helipads

In the midst of the current problems with the NHS, there is some good news as the HELP (Helicopter and Emergency Landing Pads) Appeal announces the completion, development and ongoing success of a number of life-saving hospital helipads across England.

Friday, 22 November, 2013

Heart of new cardiac surgery robot testing

A ground breaking project in Poland to create a new generation of advanced cardiac surgery robots is utilising the latest in portable analysers to improve electrical safety testing during product development.

Friday, 22 November, 2013

The Derby Door

The Derby Door has been awarded winner of the first prize in the Patient Safety category of Health Enterprise East's 2013 Innovation Competition, the Derby Door is an inflatable barrier which fits flush against walls and ceilings to form a complete seal.

Thursday, 21 November, 2013

CT and MR installations on track at Leicester

The equipment reconfiguration across Asteral's multiLIFE service at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust (UHL) is underway, with the delivery and installation of seven out of eleven new CT and MR scanners over an eleven month period.

Wednesday, 20 November, 2013

Signs & Wayfinding solutions

In addition to their existing range of warning lights for imaging departments Wardray Premise has developed an LED unit suitable for all signage.

The units can be used across hospitals for wayfinding, ward signage and corporate branding.

Wednesday, 20 November, 2013

MRI trolleys bound for the US

Wardray Premise received a significant order for adjustable height MRI trolleys via from its agent in North America.

The order, for 27 trolleys at one site, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, is a company record.