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CONTENTS 04.17


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Healthcare design & build supplement including mental health & care homes


4 Industry news and comment 11


Wadswick Green, Corsham, Wiltshire There’s growing demand for attractive, spacious retirement accommodation that can also meet changing healthcare needs. Ray Philpott looks at one project that tackled the challenge


Scottish National Blood Transfusion (SNBTS) Centre of Excellence, Edinburgh Smart design solutions for new blood processing and testing centre. With work on site approaching completion, Jess Unwin finds out more


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Dumfries and Galloway Hospital Designing a modern, state-of-the-art hospital on a greenfield site presents sounds like a golden opportunity but also came with challenges, as Ray Philpott reports


SHOW PREVIEW


29 Design in Mental Health Conference Now in its fifth year, the event awaits its biggest audience to date of architects, contractors and their clients on the 16-17 May at the National Motorcycle Museum in Solihull


FEATURES 30


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Elevating the importance of hoists Whether mobile, overhead or wall-mounted, hoists can be installed and used in any almost any space. Bob Oliver of Innova Care Concepts explains why hoisting systems should be integrated from the outset


Providing hot water safely: getting the balance right Specifying hot water systems in healthcare environments needs to navigate the tricky balance of providing enough heat to destroy Legionella bacteria, while mitigating the risk of scalding, says Carol Armstrong of Delabie UK


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Healthy intervention Hospitals and care homes in the UK are under tremendous strain, Kevin Winchester of BRITA Vivreau looks at how architects and specifiers can help improve public health


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Carpet is a sound choice for care environments Catherine Helliker of Danfloor UK explains why carpets are an excellent flooring material for keeping noise down and providing thermal insulation


Taking the heat out of a tricky issue Radiators are commonly installed in hospitals, care homes and other medical services buildings. However, as Stelrad’s Chris Harvey reveals, only certain designs are really suitable for these buildings


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