Royal Liverpool's new electrical van is a first for North West NHS
Luciana Berger, MP for Wavertree and Shadow Minister for climate change, launched the first ever roadworthy electric van to be used in the NHS in the North West at The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust, during Climate Change Week.
The van, which is supplied to the trust under contract with specialist healthcare transport firm ERS Medical, will be used to transport lab and blood samples between the Royal and Broadgreen Hospital - a round trip of nine miles.
Powered a more sustainable alternative to a combustion engine, the electricity for the van is supplied by the trust’s energy partner Dalkia at a charging point at the Royal. The low carbon electricity is generated by the hospital’s own CHP plant, further lowering the carbon footprint of the vehicle.
To meet carbon and cost objectives Dalkia
|has partnered Royal Liverpool University Hospital since 1995 providing the design, installation, operation and maintenance of plant to provide all the steam, hot water and electricity for the hospital.|
Hand care expert Deb offers advice on how to drive improvements and encourage behavioural change amongst colleagues, patients and visitors to prevent the spread of harmful bacteria and viruses.
Phil Spark, marketing director at Deb, advises: “It is imperative that you select hand hygiene products that will encourage ‘best practice’ to achieve safe and acceptable levels of patient and staff care. It is also important that the skin care products are not only effective, but they are pleasant and easy to use; this in turn will lead to high levels of acceptance, thereby increasing hand hygiene compliance.
“Maintaining good skin condition is vital to protecting the health of both staff and patients. Poor skin condition can reduce levels of hand hygiene compliance and increase the risk of infections
|being spread, whereas good skin condition can increase compliance and help to reduce the risk of hospital acquired infections.”|
|Established for over 50 years, Murray Equipment is a respected manufacturer of clinical and medical seating for operatives and clinicians working in the NHS.
Manufacturing high quality, exceptional value clinical seating, Murray’s ergonomically designed seats, reduce back and shoulder pain, especially for those users within the NHS that have to sit for long periods, or in specific positions.
The seating is ideal for those in operating theatres, anaesthetics, recovery, ICU, HDU, pain management, ultrasound, delivery suites, maxillofacial, ophthalmology and all clinical areas.
Over the last few years Murray has won every large PFI tender it has bid for, and latterly won the OJEU clinical seating contract for Barts & the London NHS Trust.
|Designed specifically for the healthcare sector, Stanley Security Solutions has launched the innovative Pace Pro Call Confirmation Pager - a one way speech pager with in-built call confirmation facility at the touch of a button.
The Stanley Pace Pro Call Confirmation Pager has been developed in direct response to this customer demand for a positive response to pager calls.
Intended for hospital and emergency services applications, the new Stanley Pace Pro Call Confirmation Pager not only receives voice calls and alphanumeric messages on a bright, easy to read OLED display screen, but also allows users to generate an instant response.
Pall Medical’s QPoint Tap Water Filter Assembly, the latest addition in the company’s line of advanced point-of-use filters for protection against waterborne pathogens, offers enhanced features, improved performance and a longer capsule life of up to two months.
With a fixed, chrome docking station and exchangeable filter capsule, the filter assembly reduces waste and costs while simplifying the installation and exchange process.
|BOC’s Authorising Engineer Services
If your hospital has a medical gas piping system (MGPS) installed, then you will need an authorising engineer service to meet the HTM 01-02 standards. The HTM standard stipulates a continuous cycle of assessment, audit, training and review.
BOC’s Richard Maycock IEng MIHEEM, is the AE for several NHS trusts and private hospitals and can provide remote AP and AE services too. Richard manages BOC’s healthcare’s medical engineering services team, which provides a full range of services to ensure your hospital’s MGPS meets the standards required.
|Healthcare technology specialist, the Wandsworth Group will demonstrate how its IPiN Ethernet-based nursecall system can be tailored to meet the specific requirements of a mental health environment at the Design in Mental Health Exhibition.
Visitors to Wandsworth’s stand will be able to experience the innovative nursecall system’s benefits first hand with a live demonstration unit of both the core IPiN system and Wandsworth’s IPiN staff safety and patient tracking app for Android phones.
The first Ethernet nursecall to be developed in the UK and still the only fully-IP based system on the market, Wandsworth’s IPiN uses the same TCP/IP technology that has been used to develop most other healthcare technologies enabling easy integration with DECT telephone, pager and patient entertainment systems.
Automated patient flow system delivers impressive benefits for Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust
Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust is reaping the benefits of installing TeleTracking’s portering management system TransportTracking.
Robert Harrison, the trust’s director of performance and delivery, said: “We are really pleased with the system, which has, most importantly, helped us to improve the patient
|experience and deliver a high quality, efficient service.|
|Static Systems Group is a long established provider of alarm and communication systems for healthcare environments, with a proven track record in providing solutions for the protection of vulnerable patients. On show at DiMH is the company’s Fusion-IP call and real time location system, and fire detection equipment.
Fusion-IP offers comprehensive solutions for staff-to-staff and patient-to-staff communication, including call buttons, intercom and ‘follow-the-light’ functionality to guide staff quickly and efficiently to a waiting call.
Static Systems Group is showing the flexibility of its Fusion-IP healthcare communication system and Modus headwall solutions.
Using ‘platform independent’ technology together with a major breakthrough in real time location (RTLS), Fusion-IP is leading the market with its innovative healthcare communication apps which allow hospitals to pick and choose the facilities that will best enhance individual ward practices whilst improving patient care and quality of life.
Recently introduced facilities such as ‘roaming patient call’, ‘patient fall monitoring’, ‘bed exit alert’ and ‘bed
|status monitoring’ are on show, along with ‘staff attack’ and ‘nurse presence’; which achieve unrivalled accuracy through the use of ultrasound.|