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BESA celebrates apprentice achievements

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has unveiled the shortlists for its national apprenticeship and outstanding achievement awards, with the winners to be announced as part of the Association’s relaunched and revamped National Awards on 20 October in London.

UK’s ‘most thermally efficient stone wool for cavity walls’ launched

Rockwool says its new NyRock Cavity Slab 032 provides specifiers with a low lambda, non-combustible stone wool slab for full and partial fill masonry cavities that enables a thinner wall construction.

Battery energy storge solution for EV charging sites

Mobilize Power Solutions, an electric vehicle charging specialist and part of Renault Group, has partnered with Connected Energy to offer customers a solution to locate battery energy storage units at EV charging sites.

Property security specialist VPS Group acquires security outsourcing expert

VPS Group, the property protection specialist, has confirmed the acquisition of Nexus National Security Network, a UK ‘security outsourcing expert’.

Kohler expands distributor partnership with WB Power Services

Following the success of its authorised distributor partnership with Kohler, WB Power Services has announced the expansion of the arrangement, which now gives the critical power provider exclusive rights to service all data centres in England, Scotland, and Wales.

Work starts on £10.5 m Derbyshire integrated health hub

Kier has been appointed by Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust and East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust to deliver a new integrated health hub in Bakewell in Derbyshire for people living in the town and the Derbyshire Dales.

New interventional radiology suite at Wrexham Maelor

A new Interventional Radiology suite within the Radiology Department at Wrexham Maelor Hospital will help reduce the number of scans that patients need before a procedure.

Making homes, premises, and public places more accessible to people living with dementia

Experts from the University of Stirling have created a new tool which they say was developed ‘to support families, businesses, and professionals, to make homes, premises, and public places, more accessible to an ageing population and those living with dementia’.

‘Virtual reality dome’ set up at Derriford Hospital

A ‘virtual reality dome’ that allows people to experience the new Urgent and Emergency Care Centre that will be built at University Hospitals Plymouth (UHP), has been installed at the Trust’s Derriford Hospital site in Plymouth.

Major contract wins signal business growth

Liverpool-based Avrenim has been awarded contracts with key clients including Warrington & Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool City Council and the University of Salford.

New MD takes the reins at Ascom

Specialist in healthcare ICT and mobile workflow solutions, Ascom UK - whose ‘healthcare solutions’ include nurse call, alarm management, silent ward and mobile solutions – has announced the appointment of Paul McCann as Managing Director for the UK and Ireland.

COVER STORY: Delivering ‘world-class training’ for over 50 years

Eastwood Park says it has delivered ‘world-class training’ for over 50 years.

Devon entrepreneurs develop new sanitising ‘orb’ with bank funding

Two Devon-based entrepreneurs have developed a touch-free sanitising station which they say ‘reduces the consumption of single-use plastic bottles and messy alcohol gels’, with the support of HSBC UK funding.

Water Kinetics announces ‘strategic partnership’ with press-fit specialist

The award-winning pipework manufacturing company, Water Kinetics, has announced a ‘strategic supply partnership’ with the SANHA group, one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of press fit-pipe systems.

£3.5 m refurbishment for Bath hospital’s theatres

Operating theatres and patient recovery facilities at a private hospital in Bath are undergoing a £3.5 m major refurbishment.

New surgical hubs will ‘help to bust the COVID-19 backlogs’

Over 50 new surgical hubs will open across England ‘to help bust the COVID-19 backlogs’ and offer hundreds of thousands more patients quicker access to vital procedures, Health and Social Care Secretary, Steve Barclay, has announced.

Clarifying confusion about use of pre-insulated pipework

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) and the British Plastics Federation (BPF) have issued a joint statement to clarify confusion around the use of pre-insulated pipework in buildings.

Refurbished NICU opens at Queen Elizabeth Hospital

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) has reopened at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) King’s Lynn following a modernisation and refurbishment project (see photo).

Disaster as opportunity: a brighter pathway 'when the lights go out'

Ummanu, a technology company that provides a telemedicine platform focused on remote consultations, and Birmingham and District GP Emergency Room (Badger), which provides around 1.4 million people with out-of-hours and urgent care, recently provided a rapid ‘fix’ when a cyber-attack took down health IT systems used by the most of the UK’s NHS 111 services.

Environmental strategy launched at low-carbon Orkney hospital

A new national strategy aimed at making the country’s NHS environmentally sustainable has been launched at Scotland’s first low-carbon new-build hospital by Scottish Health Secretary, Humza Yousaf.

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