Water sterilisation in hospitals 18 Nov 2009
Hospitals are by necessity significant water users. A new connection method for sterilising systems is set to save hospitals an average of 4,400L per day. Angela Tufvesson reports.
Flow control outlets for hospitals 31 Aug 2009
Consultants face the challenge of engineering more innovative ways to regulate the water use within buildings, while not impacting on the functionality of the system or providing any adverse health risk.
Curing pathogens in the pipes 10 Feb 2009
The deaths of six infants in a Canadian neo-natal ward reinforce the need for hospitals to be exceptionally vigilant about maintaining a healthy plumbing system to guard against waterborne pathogens.
Bariatric care in hospitals 09 Feb 2009
The growing incidence of obesity in communities around the world raises the question of how to accomodate extremely overweight people who need health care.
Cleanliness in public bathrooms 08 Feb 2009
New strains of harmful bacteria, pathogens and viruses such as SARS-CoV have led many to question the cleanliness of public bathroom facilities – particularly those in hospitals and aged care facilities where immune systems are low and the risk of transmission is high.
Risk reduction around scalding water 08 Feb 2009
Installation codes, product standards and technologies are constantly evolving to reduce the risk of hot water scalding in hospitals, aged care facilities and homes.