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Specialist scanner for dementia research

Specialist scanner for dementia research

One of only seven PET-MR scanners in the UK has begun operating at St Mary’s Hospital, Manchester, as part of a multi-million pound project with a major focus on dementia research, described by Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT) as ‘a pivotal moment for imaging at Manchester’.
Flooring for ‘dementia-friendly’ environments

Flooring for ‘dementia-friendly’ environments

Forbo Flooring Systems has partnered with The University of Stirling’s Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC) to review over 1,000 floor finishes, assessing their suitability for use in dementia-friendly environments, and can now offer a selection of independently accredited products ‘ideal for dementia-supportive settings’.
Anti-ligature shower doors for Glangwili

Anti-ligature shower doors for Glangwili

Over 70 en-suite bedrooms at Carmarthen’s Glangwili General Hospital are to be fitted with a new, ‘revolutionary’ Shower Doorset designed and manufactured by Kingsway Group to offer an antiligature solution to Hywel Dda Health Board.
High efficiency luminaire’s stylish, contemporary design

High efficiency luminaire’s stylish, contemporary design

Eaton has unveiled ‘a stylish new addition’ to its range of highly efficient LED lighting solutions for commercial buildings.
Enhanced window with slipper clutch

Enhanced window with slipper clutch

Crittall Fendor has enhanced its CleanVent – an external sliding window system designed to provide maximum natural light and ventilation – with the addition of a Slipper Clutch mechanism.
Vital signs monitoring via optical sensors

Vital signs monitoring via optical sensors

Oxehealth, a scientific ‘spin-off’ from the University of Oxford, claims to be the world’s first company to deploy continuous ‘medical-grade’, contact-free vital signs monitoring using low-cost digital optical sensors to mental health services.
VR device for creating ‘dementia-friendly’ spaces

VR device for creating ‘dementia-friendly’ spaces

A new virtual reality device designed to help architects and designers create dementia friendly buildings by enabling them to ‘see things through the eyes of a person living with dementia’ has been launched.
Fewer slammed doors and trapped fingers

Fewer slammed doors and trapped fingers

Slamming doors, damage to walls and furniture, and trapped fingers, could be things of the past with the introduction of GEZE’s ActiveStop – a new control mechanism for internal swing doors.
Anti-ligature radiator guards’ ‘greater safety and strength’

Anti-ligature radiator guards’ ‘greater safety and strength’

A new range of anti-ligature radiator guards and vent covers compliant with Home Office guidance is now available from Contour Casings on short lead times.
Stretch Out With Pineapple’s Expanded Beanbag Range

Stretch Out With Pineapple’s Expanded Beanbag Range

Pineapple Contracts’ popular Boden beanbag has recently been joined by two versatile new models, giving a range of fun options for informal seating.
Cameras With No Ligature Point

Cameras With No Ligature Point

UK security manufacturer, ITS Products, has released new stainless steel versions of its high security CMD cameras; they are now available in a choice of finishes and as an IP or analogue unit.
Anti-Ligature Base Launched By Gent

Anti-Ligature Base Launched By Gent

Manufacturer of life safety solutions, Gent by Honeywell, says its ‘new and improved’ S-Quad Anti-Ligature (fire detector) Base (ALD302) is designed to provide additional safety within buildings that accommodate individuals considered to be at risk.
DVS Programmable En-suites

DVS Programmable En-suites

Their design and construction are unique and unrivalled in the sanitaryware market. The products have a gloss finish similar to porcelain, giving an attractive domestic look. This range has been designed to remove anti-ligature points where possible.
‘Next Generation’ Network Intercom

‘Next Generation’ Network Intercom

Aiphone's new IX is an IP network-based intercom system which the company says ‘provides communication with an infinite number of doors’, and is designed to interact with other IP devices and security systems.
Static Systems and Guardian team up to provide attack alarm

Static Systems and Guardian team up to provide attack alarm

Static Systems Group has introduced the Guardian Attack Alarm solution into its ‘Protect’ range of products that focuses on improving the well-being of service users and staff within mental health environments.
Modular sofa provides comfort & flexibility in challenging environments

Modular sofa provides comfort & flexibility in challenging environments

Pineapple Contracts have released a versatile new seating range designed to enhance comfort in challenging environments.
Pineapple’s neat take on the classic tub chair

Pineapple’s neat take on the classic tub chair

The precisely tailored lines of Pineapple’s new Skye chair hide a number of safety features which make it perfect for creating recovery-focused challenging environments.
Shower head ‘a time and money-saving solution’

Shower head ‘a time and money-saving solution’

Unveiled by Dupal UK at this month’s Healthcare Estates 2016 exhibition in Manchester is the company’s new ‘recyclable’ L8 shower head system.
Dementia care unit’s specialist ironmongery

Dementia care unit’s specialist ironmongery

Leading architectural ironmonger, BJ Waller, has provided specialist hardware for a new dementia care unit at Margaret House, a residential care home in Barley, Hertfordshire.
Medicine management technology delivers savings

Medicine management technology delivers savings

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust has reduced its drug spend by 11.7%, based on a 16-month ‘like for like’ comparison – equating to a £6,000 per ward annual saving – after investing in new automated medication dispensing cabinets and software to allow central pharmacy teams to manage medication use at Hopewood Park in Sunderland, a 122-bed inpatient care facility for adults with mental health problems.

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