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 other manufacturer.


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.


The 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.”


NHS facts


·      The NHS in England treats more than 1.4million patients every 24 hours

·      There are more than 7,400 GP practices in England

·      The NHS is the fifth largest employer in the world

·      The most expensive treatment costs up to £10million per patient


For more information about BEMS in healthcare, contact a member of the Trend team at marketing@trendcontrols.com 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.



Published  on  17/07/2018  by  James Tate
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