Controlling airborne contamination within operating theatres
The APSX Air Pressure Stabiliser has been purpose designed for the application of differential air pressure in environments such as operating theatres to control airborne contamination. They effectively regulate differential air pressures between adjoining areas. And, once air pressure changes reach certain levels, the stabilisers close to maintain a clean room and sterile operating theatre environment.  The air pressure stabiliser: Operates within a comprehensive range of 3 to 50pa Is manufactured in ...
Digital innovations central to new intensive care units
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital unveils new baby and adult ICUs, designed to improve outcomes and enhance the patient experience
How Nightingale hospitals have prompted estates professionals to recognise the b
Paul Allen from CMD, a specialist in underfloor power distribution systems, discusses the use of busbar powertrack in a Nightingale field hospital and what can be learned for future hospital development and emergency response
Financial solutions to help NHS trusts reap the benefits of MMC projects
Jane Tabiner, managing director at asset finance provider, Solutions Asset Finance (SAF), explores how private-sector companies can support the NHS with financial solutions for much-needed equipment and facilities
Challenging stigma through design
The forward-thinking design of a new psychiatric facilityis helping to challenge the stigma attached to mentalill health as well as creating a more-therapeuticsetting for recovery.
Putting people first
Coverage from the 2021 mental health & dementia facilities virtual forum
Dementia care home for veterans gets a facelift
A specialist dementia care home in Warwickshire has been refurbished to provide increased support for veterans and their families. J Tomlinson’s refurbishment and engineering team delivered the improvement scheme at The Royal British Legion’s Galanos House. The £2.3m upgrade included the creation of two extensions to support increased capacity, as well as landscaping and parking works. As well as providing 10 additional dementia care bedrooms in the home’s award‐winning Poppy Lodge, J Tomlinson also wor...
Features
Inpatient unit heralds a new era for mental health design
The facade features a simple palette of high-quality brickwork that will age well, is robust, and integrates with the materials of neighbouring buildings. And large Britplas Safevent windows—some of the largest the supplier has ever installed, at 2.1m high—address ligature risk and can be opened wide to reveal a fine perforated steel mesh. This allows good ventilation while preventing the passing of contraband. And a brick relief pattern around the window emphasises their size, the pattern handed to crea...
Morgan Sindall Construction wins £19m contract at Royal Devon and Exeter Hospita
Morgan Sindall Construction has won a £19m contract to deliver an extension and programme of improvements to the emergency department at Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital. Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust selected its main contractor for the scheme through the Southern Construction Framework; a collaborative delivery vehicle run by Hampshire and Devon County councils. Plans were submitted to expand the hospital’s busy A&E last year, due to significant service pressures.  The new build will hel...