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‘Once-in-a-generation’ project for Thanet gets go-ahead

Thanet District Council in Kent’s Planning Committee has recently voted unanimously to give outline planning permission to the long-awaited Thanet Health Campus, which developer, Quinn Estates, says will deliver a ‘once-in-a-generation’ project for the local area.

Accredited laboratory tester acquired

Eurofins Food & Water Testing UK has acquired Isopharm Laboratory, a ‘premier provider of accredited testing services across the UK healthcare decontamination and validation market’.

Scottish-developed simulation-powered digital twins ‘helping combat the UK’s patient backlog’.

Glasgow-based software specialist, Simul8, is working with NHS Boards and Trusts on process optimisation initiatives ranging from patient scheduling in oncology units to patient flow through fertility departments, modelling maternity services, and optimising trauma and orthopaedic wards.

Design competition launched for Fleming Centre at London’s St Mary’s

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) have launched a design competition to appoint an architect to design the new Fleming Centre building at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London.

Webinar will focus on key steps to fire safety compliance

‘Digitising fire safety compliance in healthcare estates’ will be the title of a free-to-attend webinar presented by Tom Ford, Honeywell’s National Business Development Manager for Connected Life Safety Services (CLSS) in the UK & Ireland (pictured), being held at 11.00 am on Wednesday 17 July in association with Health Estate Journal.

'Breakthrough’ UV-C disinfection technology’s successful trials

UV Smart, a specialist in ‘next-generation’ disinfection technology, is setting its sights on the UK healthcare sector, following a successful trial in the NHS and ‘ strong take-up’ in the global healthcare market for its UV solutions to decontaminate medical devices and equipment.

Bouygues UK to design and build new West Middlesex diagnostic facility

Bouygues UK has been appointed by Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust as lead contractor for the design and build of the new Ambulatory Diagnostic Centre at West Middlesex University Hospital in Isleworth, and demolition of the current MRI building at the hospital has commenced.

Fusion21 announces suppliers appointed to £80 million Lifts Framework

Procurement organisation and social enterprise, Fusion21, has announced the suppliers successfully appointed to its national Lifts Framework, which is worth up to £80 million over four years.

MTX appoints Social Value manager

Tamara Karim (pictured) has been appointed as the new Social Value manager at modular healthcare building and hospital construction specialist, MTX Contracts.

CIBSE and BESA agree ‘strategic alliance’

Two of the UK’s major building services engineering organisations have agreed to work more closely ‘to ensure progress on several key initiatives’, including the push for Net Zero in the built environment, and the delivery of the Building Safety Act.

Newham Hospital fire safety system upgrade nets M&G award

A close to £1 m fire safety system upgrade at Newham University Hospital has won fire installation specialist, M&G Fire Protection, a ‘highly accredited’ fire system installation company, the award for ‘Fire Safety Installation Company of the Year’ at the 2024 Fire & Security Matters awards.

Truvox International launches new website and showroom and ‘invests in people’

Hedge End, Southampton-based manufacturer and supplier of commercial and industrial floorcare machines, Truvox International, has refreshed its brand, launched a new website, opened a new showroom and training centre, and is ‘making a major investment in people’.

Helping NHS Trusts enhance the digital patient journey

UK nurse call solutions provider, Wandsworth Healthcare, has entered into a collaboration with DNV Imatis, a leading Scandinavian digital healthcare solutions provider, to – as it puts it – ‘help NHS Trusts enhance the digital patient journey, and deliver more efficient, patient-centred, and data-driven healthcare’.

A third of English NHS Trusts may not be measuring their carbon footprint

Almost a third (29%) of NHS Trusts in England are still not measuring their carbon footprint, according to Freedom of Information (FOI) data released by Schneider Electric – the specialist in the digital transformation of energy management and automation.

Ascom signs five-year contract with Children’s Health Ireland

Ascom has won a tender to implement its Alerts and Notification Management System (ANMS) at the new children’s hospital in Dublin as part of a five-year partnership with Children’s Health Ireland (CHI).

Forth Valley Hospital Scotland’s first to have ceiling-mounted imaging system

To bring complex interventional procedures in-house and increase patient throughput, Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert has installed the Alphenix Sky+, making it Scotland’s first hospital in to benefit from Canon Medical’s most advanced ceiling-mounted imaging system.

Hoare Lea launches data apprenticeships ‘to increase digital skills’

This week (commencing 24 June) 36 Hoare Lea employees started data apprenticeships in a drive to boost the company's efficiency and digital capabilities.

Elanic Hospital Glasgow hosts ‘first look’ events for healthcare professionals

Private healthcare operator, Elanic Medical, has launched a series of open evenings aimed at introducing Glasgow’s newest hospital to the city’s healthcare community and growing awareness and support for its services.

Philips showcases ‘UK’s first virtually helium-free’ MRI truck at congress

Royal Philips, ‘a global leader in health technology’, has showcased what is said to be the first mobile virtually helium-free MRI system at the UK Imaging and Oncology (UKIO) Congress 2024 in Liverpool, marking what it says is ‘a significant step as an innovator to improving patient access to diagnostic technology whilst caring for the environment’.

BCIA advocates adoption of Class A building controls in UK non-domestic buildings

Following the recent Future Buildings Standard consultation, the Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) is urging a new Parliament to work with it to prioritise the widespread adoption of Class A building controls in new and existing non-domestic buildings across the UK.

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