The National Health Service is celebrating its
70th birthday this month with a raft of special events, programmes
and initiatives planned to mark the milestone birthday.
When the NHS opened its doors in 1948, there were 16,864 GPs working
for it; fast-forward to 2018 and there are now an incredible 41,817 GPs
providing medical care across the nation.
Over the course of 70 years, the NHS has grown and adapted to a
changing population. Ensuring it operates efficiently across all aspects of the
organisation is essential – and that includes how the individual NHS buildings
are managed too.
Be efficient to remain effective
Over the years, Trend Control Systems Ltd (Trend) building energy management systems (BEMS)
have been installed in many of the NHS’ biggest hospitals, as well as smaller
health centres, clinics and GP surgeries.
For example, NHS locations such as Pennine Acute Hospitals, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust have all benefitted from our versatile BEMS
technology, which is found in more health sector buildings than that of any
The wellbeing of building occupiers – from hospital patients to
office workers - is also a key priority;
the healthcare sector – more than most – is required to provide a high quality
built environment and supporting infrastructure such as heating, ventilation
and hot water.
data the BEMS collects allows building and facilities managers to better
analyse, understand, reconfigure and improve a building’s internal environment
– thereby optimising comfort conditions, keeping people healthy and happy.
Read more: What is a BEMS?
“70 years of brilliance”
Chief Executive of the NHS, Simon Stevens, paid tribute to the
achievements of 1.5million doctors, nurses, ambulance staff, therapists,
porters, caterers, volunteers and countless others who together form the
biggest care team in the world.
He said: “We’ve seen amazing medical advances, whether it’s organ
transplantations or new cures for cancer or vaccines.
“It’s a time for celebration, looking back over seven decades when
we’re all living a lot longer and healthier – more than 10 years extra.”
in England treats more than 1.4million patients every 24 hours
are more than 7,400 GP practices in England
is the fifth largest employer in the world
expensive treatment costs up to £10million per patient
For more information about BEMS in healthcare,
contact a member of the Trend team at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.trendcontrols.com
Trend Control Systems Ltd is one of the
world’s leading Building Energy Management Systems manufacturers, with a
worldwide distribution and support network covering more than 50 countries. Its
fully integrated control solutions manage and monitor heating, ventilation, air
conditioning and other building services – allowing businesses to review and
adapt their usage to maximize efficiency.