BMI The London Independent Hospital unveils new ICU

BMI The London Independent Hospital unveils new ICU

BMI The London Independent Hospital has unveiled its newly enhanced intensive therapy unit (ITU). The new department, which has undergone a £40,000 investment, will allow the hospital to expand the level of critical care it is able to provide in London and the international healthcare market.

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HPV called upon for latest Ebola decontamination

HPV called upon for latest Ebola decontamination

Following a recent Ebola virus disease (EVD) patient being discharged from a Glasgow hospital and transferred by military plane to a specialist north London centre, Bioquell technology was called into action. The company was commissioned to deploy its hydrogen peroxide vapour (HPV) technology – the gold standard in biodecontamination.
Action on sepsis could save thousands of lives

Action on sepsis could save thousands of lives

The Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt has announced measures to tackle sepsis, involving the NHS, Government and national health bodies.
Local variations in lung cancer care

Local variations in lung cancer care

Results from the National Lung Cancer Audit (NLCA) show that a substantial number of patients are needlessly dying of lung cancer as a result of local variation in care. While some patients may not be eligible or able to have surgery but can receive radiotherapy, surgical treatment represents the best chance of cure of the disease.
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Calculating the cost of unsafe care

Calculating the cost of unsafe care

A report commissioned by the Department of Health (DH) has highlighted the significant costs of unsafe care – prompting the Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, to remind healthcare providers that ‘good care costs less’. At the same time, a report by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has found that many Trusts require improvement in patient safety.
Closing the gap in patient safety

Closing the gap in patient safety

The Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, recently announced measures to make sepsis a priority – giving it the same importance as C. difficile and MRSA, where rates have virtually halved since 2010. Improvement projects are already underway at some Trusts – if best practice is adopted on a national scale, thousands of lives could be saved. LOUISE FRAMPTON reports.
Meeting demand for medical imaging

Meeting demand for medical imaging

In the current economic climate, ensuring medical imaging technology keeps pace with the latest advances can prove a challenge. Suppliers report an increase in demand for mobile and relocatable solutions, as Trusts are seeking flexible options to increase capacity and replace ageing equipment, without financial risk. LOUISE FRAMPTON reports.
Beyond point-of-care blood gas analysis

Beyond point-of-care blood gas analysis

‘True Point-of-Care Testing’ was the subject of discussion at the annual congress of The Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI). The seminar considered the challenges of maintaining control of patient physiology in the ICU. GAVIN TROUGHTON provides an overview of the presentation.
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In England, there has been a year-on-year reduction in the number of healthcare associated infections (HCAIs) since 2006. Mandatory surveillance for infections in the over-65s commenced in 2004 and by the end of the financial year 2007/8 there were over 55,000 cases of C.difficile infections (DH, 2009).

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