Dr Zia Din with Tracy Scriven

NHS trust gets new cyber security system to improve safety and save time

One of the largest hospitals in the West Midlands with one of the busiest Emergency Departments in the country has signed up to an innovative new security system to improve patient safety. Bosses at the University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust, which runs the Royal Stoke University Hospital, in Stoke-on-Trent, and the County Hospital, in Stafford, say the new security measures will improve safety and bring peace of mind for staff and patients, by reducing the impact of a cyber-attack. The Trust has linked up with M8 Solutions to have the Ordr Systems Control Engine implemented. It means that …

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Always make sure windows are safe

National window safety week: Expert advice in light of tragedies

A safety expert is warning of the dangers of wide-open windows after two tragedies hit the headlines. A 44-year-old woman died in Southampton after falling from her first-floor flat and in Malaga, a 14-week old baby was killed as she slipped from a fifth-floor apartment. It comes a month after a window fell and broke from the fifth floor of a block of flats in Kilburn, North London. Miraculously, nobody was hurt. In National Window Safety Week, Eric Collins, MD of Jackloc, based in Lutterworth Leicestershire is passing on advice to keep people safe. He said: “These incidents are heart-breaking and …

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‘Don’t let safety go out of the window’ – Nationwide safety call for hotels and student accommodation

Hotel owners and student landlords are being urged to ensure buildings are safe amid government guidelines on allowing fresh air inside to stem the spread of Covid. Health campaigns have highlighted the importance of opening windows to allow fresh air indoors to protect people against coronavirus. But with travellers forced to quarantine in hotels and students preparing to return to universities, safety experts say stringent checks should be completed to prevent accidents. While government advice is to make sure fresh air can circulate through open windows, all public organisations have a legal duty to keep people safe, with experts warning …

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