journal
MENU ▼
Read by QxMD icon Read
search

Health Estate

journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27132309/full-marks-achieved-for-pinderfields-eye-clinic
#1
Jon Newman
Jon Newman, managing director of Elliott, explains how an off-site construction system enabled the completion of a specialist eye clinic at Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield in just 32 weeks.
March 2016: Health Estate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27132308/complex-m-e-for-new-orthopaedic-centre
#2
Paul Briars
Paul Briars, North West regional director for independent engineering, IT, and facilities services business, NG Bailey (pictured), discusses the company's part in a major redevelopment at one of the UK's top orthopaedic hospitals, Wrightington Hospital in Lancashire --famous as the site, in the early 1960s, of first ever hip replacement operations, by pioneering surgeon, Professor Sir John Charnley (HEJ --April 2013).
March 2016: Health Estate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27132307/how-big-data-will-drive-future-innovation
#3
Jonathan Baillie
Giving the opening keynote speech at last year's Healthcare Estates conference, Mike Hobbs, managing director of Carillion Health, drew on his 25 years' experience to discuss how innovation can help drive the greater efficiency and productivity that the NHS is charged with delivering, in the process cutting costs at a time when the service faces the tightest economic pressures in its history. He argued that as we enter a new world of 'Big data', the availability of accurate, comprehensive data on which to base key decisions will be the major enabler for the design and construction of high quality healthcare facilities in the future...
March 2016: Health Estate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27132306/secure-your-bems-and-thwart-the-hackers
#4
Graeme Rees
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2016: Health Estate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27132305/adding-value-and-motivating-employees
#5
John Thatcher
Choosing or designing training that ensures that your engineers are meeting standards and gaining competencies to operate safely and effectively means that a lot rests on the skills and expertise of the training provider. John Thatcher, CEO at Eastwood Park, explains how the right training has the potential to improve service and organisational-level performance.
March 2016: Health Estate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27132304/low-temperature-benefits-discussed
#6
(no author information available yet)
At a recent educational workshop event hosted by Advanced Sterilization Products, expert speakers including Authorising Engineers, and delegates, discussed some of their experiences of low temperature sterilisation of 'hi-tech' medical devices, and highlighted the benefits of a process which allows decontamination of instruments and, for example, parts of robotic surgery systems, that cannot be decontaminated using standard methods. Also examined,and reported on here in an article that first appeared in HEJ's sister publication, The Clinical Services Journal, were some of the disadvantages of low temperature sterilisation, the key considerations and options when choosing such a system, and a focus on how the technology's use had benefited a major London-based NHS Trust...
March 2016: Health Estate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27132303/assessment-unit-meets-trust-ambitions
#7
Jonathan Baillie
The quality of the care environment within a new 16-bedded modular-built ward, the Gilwern Assessment Unit, at Hereford County Hopsital, has won widespread praise from the clinicians and nurses staffing it--many of whom were recruited specially to work in it. The impressive new single-storey assessment unit for frail, older patients--which admitted its first patients just before Christmas--is formed from 14 separate modules erected offsite, delivered individually on low-loaders, craned into position, and then finished and fitted out to an extremely high standard, by off-site building specialist, MTX...
March 2016: Health Estate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27132302/supporting-smes-in-public-sector-bids
#8
Edward James
Edward James, workstream lead, Estates, Facilities and Professional Services Workstream, at NHS London Procurement Partnership (pictured), looks at the workings and benefits of Dynamic Purchasing Systems--electronic systems used by a public bodies to purchase commonly used goods, works, or services. One of the major benefits, he explains, is that under a 'DPS'--an 'open market' system revised in 2015--smaller businesses have a greater opportunity to win business than in traditional ('closed') framework agreements...
March 2016: Health Estate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27132301/effective-testing-for-mobile-units
#9
Geoff Dillow
In February's HEJ--in the first 'half' of a two-part article focusing on the design, installation, and testing of medical gas systems for mobile units, medical gas specialist, Geoff Dillow, examined some of the design and construction limitations particular to such units, and how these can the impact on the equipment's compliance with HTM guidance. In this second part, he considers some of the key requirements for effective testing of mobile unit medical gas installations.
March 2016: Health Estate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27132300/improving-efficiency-securing-savings
#10
Jonathan Baillie
The NHS in England could save £1 bn annually if all NHS acute Trustsachieved the median level of estates and facilities running costs, the second (and 'final') report by Lord Carter and his team into the 'productivity and efficiency' of acute NHS Trusts across England, published on 5 February,suggests. As HEJ, editor, Jonathan Baillie reports, Lord Carter's team'songoing recent discussions with senior personnel working in a range of disciplines at 32 NHS Trusts--which followed dialogue with an initial 22 Trusts--identified 'unwarranted variation' in the use of resources ranging from staff to land and buildings on such a scale that effectively addressing this 'variation' could, the DH-commissioned team says, potentially reduce by £5 bn annually the NHS in England's costs...
March 2016: Health Estate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27017661/focus-on-systems-for-mobile-units
#11
Geoff Dillow
Highly experienced medical gasspecialist, Geoff Dillow, considers the particular challenges of designing, installing, and testing, medical gas systems used in the mobile units widely deployed on hospital sites in recent years for surgical and clinical use. In the first part of a two-part article, he explains that the design and construction limitations particular to such units can result in them incorporating medical gas systems that are not 100 per cent compliant with HTM 02-01, and argues for a pragmatic approach to addressing this...
February 2016: Health Estate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27017660/hot-and-cold-water-issues-deftly-described
#12
Jonathan Baillie
Speaking at a Legionella Control Association Open Day on 9 October last year in Tamworth, Mike Quest, an LCA director and Committee Member who is an independent water hygiene and safety consultant and an NHS Authorising Engineer, presented his standpoint on effective risk assessment and monitoring of complex hot and cold water systems. He also focused on some of the challenges for engineering and estates teams in maintaining water temperatures within 'safe limits' in modern buildings, with reference to the complications he had seen in a hospital project he has recently been working on...
February 2016: Health Estate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27017659/sealed-room-solution-or-combating-hcais
#13
Suzanne Callander
Suzanne Callander reports on the North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust's installation of the UK's first Steris VaproQuip fully enclosed decontamination room system, which has enabled considerably quicker, simultaneous decontamination of equipment such as drips stands, computers, and keyboards within a single space. The system's purchase is just one element of a committed and considerably broader Trust drive to reduce healthcare-associated infections (HCAls), and particularly to reduce cases of C. difficile...
February 2016: Health Estate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27017658/reducing-the-risk-managing-safety
#14
Peter Aldridge
Fire safety in healthcare premises has always been a challenge to those that discharge this duty. Statutory compliance should be a matter of course, but in an ever increasingly challenged NHS, even this is not a given. While the NHS is driven by managing very complex risk to deliver cutting edge healthcare, providers cannot be risk averse. Which risk, however, takes priority? Here Peter Aldridge, fire and corporate services manager at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, and Secretary to the National Association of Healthcare Fire Officers (NAHFO)--which will this month and next jointly stage fire safety seminars with IHEEM; see page 8--considers the key issues, with input from a fire officer at a leading mental health and community Trust...
February 2016: Health Estate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27017657/contrasting-speakers-focus-on-key-issues
#15
(no author information available yet)
Around 100 IHEEM Company Affiliate Members, their guests, and senior representatives from organisations including the Royal Academy of Engineering, IPEM, and CIBSE, as well as from the NHS and its associated construction and supply chains, attended a high-level IHEEM seminar titled Healthcare Estates 2020 in Westminster on 19 November Topics discussed ranged from how the healthcare estates sector is increasingly being asked to 'do more with less', to Lord Carter's team's initial findings on the 'productivity and efficiency' of NHS Trusts in England...
February 2016: Health Estate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27017656/seamless-patient-journeys-the-goal
#16
Chris Wiegand
Chris Wiegand, CEO of Jibestream, a software development company for digital interactive technologies with bases in Toronto and Arlington, Virginia, explains how technologies including Wi-Fi, GPS, RFID, and Bluetooth LE are enhancing wayfinding in healthcare facilities, and, in the process, simplifying the patient journey and helping reduce the stress and anxiety often associated with a visit to the hospital.
February 2016: Health Estate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27017655/switchboard-upgrade-goes-smoothly
#17
Kim Bruton
In an article first published in the December 2015 issue of The Australian Hospital Engineer, Kim Bruton, a former editor of the magazine, who is chief engineer at Northeast Health Wangaratta (NHW), Victoria, discusses the installation of a new main switchboard for a 202-bed sub-regional hospital in north-east Victoria in Australia, and some of the key obstacles that had to be overcome. Throughout the project normal power supplies had to be maintained at all times to the hospital's theatre suites, emergency department, and critical care unit...
February 2016: Health Estate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26946582/faster-identification-of-waterborne-threat
#18
Andrew Headland
The need to quickly identify and take remedial action against bacterial contamination within a hospital environment is essential for patient safety. Guidelines for the monitoring of Pseudomonas aeruginosa within hospital water systems are laid down in the HTM 04-01 Addendum, but many hospitals test more regularly as part of a water safety plan. Here, Andrew Headland, senior business manager for IDEXX Water, explains how a new testing method is allowing facility managers to detect Pseudomonas in hospital water more quickly, and deal with consequent contamination more effectively, ultimately helping to save lives...
January 2016: Health Estate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26946581/rapid-microbiology-raising-awareness
#19
Jonathan Bailie
A 'high-level overview' of some of the emerging rapid microbiology technologies designed to help healthcare engineering and infection control teams working in hospitals and other healthcare facilities more rapidly identify potentially hazardous levels of waterborne microorganisms in their water systems, enabling them to take prompt remedial action, and a look at the some of the 'pros and cons' of such testing techniques, was given by Nalco technical director, Howard Barnes, the vice-chair of the Legionella Control Association (LCA), at a recent LCA open day...
January 2016: Health Estate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26946580/pseudomonas-current-and-emerging-issues
#20
Susan Pearson
Susan Pearson reports on some of the most interesting presentations at an International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation Society (IBBS) and Public Health England conference on 'Water microbiology - current and emerging issues in healthcare', held at the University of Winchester in early September. Two and a half years after the publication of the Addendum to HTM 04-01 - which gave advice on controlling and minimising the risk of morbidity and mortality due to P. aeruginosa in augmented care units - a major focus at the event was on how well the Addendum had been working for those 'at the frontline of infection control', and what improvements, if any, might be needed...
January 2016: Health Estate
journal
journal
34673
1
2
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read
×

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"