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Kier to provide FM services to new Cardiff cancer hospital

Kier, as part of the ACORN consortium, has been appointed to deliver facilities management services for the new Velindre Cancer Centre in Cardiff upon the completion of its build in 2027.

'Designing for Everyone' – a toolkit for primary care

The new Designing for Everyone toolkit has been developed to help GP practices and health centres improve their buildings and the physical environment for people with learning disabilities, autism, and cognitive impairment.

Morgan Sindall Construction to develop Milton Keynes University Hospital’s new ward expansion

Morgan Sindall Construction’s Northern Home Counties business has been appointed to develop a £19.1 m ward expansion on behalf of the Milton Keynes University Hospital (MKUH) NHS Foundation Trust.

Novus appoints new head of Operations to support growth of Interiors service

Novus Property Solutions has appointed Sean Ryan as head of Operations for Partnerships, part of its dedicated Interiors service, which it says is a vital element of its five-year growth strategy.

Work on Bronglais Hospital’s new chemotherapy unit to start in May

Hywel Dda University Health Board has today (Thursday, 28 March 2024) has confirmed that building work on the new Chemotherapy Day Unit (CDU) at Bronglais Hospital in Aberystwyth will start in May.

COVER STORY: PPL Training’s industry partnerships expand its offering

Over the years, PPL Training has established partnerships to offer courses tailored to the healthcare estate, enhancing the training experience for attendees, and augmenting their existing offering

Belfast facility promises better birthing experience

The Belfast Health and Social Care Trust has celebrated ‘a significant milestone’ as Phase B1 of the Belfast Maternity Unit at Royal Victoria Hospital, constructed by Graham-BAM Healthcare Partnership (GBHP), reaches completion and is officially handed over to the Trust.

Financial close reached on Velindre Cancer Centre

The ACORN consortium, led by Kajima, the pan-European property investor, developer, and asset manager, alongside Sacyr, Abrdn, and the Development Bank of Wales, has achieved financial close for the new Velindre Cancer Centre in Cardiff, which is due to open in April 2027

I&G to build UK's 'first of its kind’ motor neurone facility

Yorkshire-based construction firm, I&G, part of the wider Sewell Group, has been appointed by Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust to build the new Rob Burrow Centre for Motor Neurone Disease on the Seacroft Hospital site in Leeds – the UK’s first of its kind.

All-electric tugs for Bury St Edmunds hospital

West Suffolk Hospital has taken delivery of six all-electric PT400 pedestrian tow tractor tugs from Bradshaw Electric Vehicles, which has been operating since 1976.

Surrey hospital welcomes first da Vinci surgical robot

The surgical team at Kingston Hospital in Kingston upon Thames has welcomed its first ‘state-of-the-art’ surgical robot, the da Vinci Xi.

Bristol CDC will be InHealth’s largest diagnostic centre in England

Patients will soon be able to have scans and tests at a new Community Diagnostic Centre (CDC) at the Cribbs Causeway out-of-town shopping centre near Bristol, as part of a wider NHS initiative to increase access to diagnostic procedures.

Tap range ‘encourages hygiene, water conservation, and cost savings’

With rising water consumption, a growing population, and climate change, water conservation is becoming ever more pressing and – says Cistermiser – by 2050, Britain will require an additional 2.7 billion litres of water each day just to keep the taps running.

'Cutting-edge' smart locker solutions

LinkLockers has announced what it says is ‘an exciting new partnership with eLocker – aimed at delivering cutting-edge smart locker solutions to its collective customer base’.

Medicine management improved at the London Ambulance Service

Abloy UK has provided the London Ambulance Service with its PROTEC2 CLIQ access management system to improve medicine management, meet compliance regulations, and offer effective oversight of access for auditability.

Laing O'Rourke to build new A&E Building at Calderdale Royal

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation has announced the appointment of Laing O'Rourke as the preferred partner to progress the design stage of the new four-storey clinical building at Calderdale Royal Hospital.

Topping out for Winchester’s new ‘ultra-energy-efficient’ new medical centre

The new St Clement’s Surgery in Winchester has moved a step closer to completion after reaching the highest point of construction.

The ‘ultra-energy-efficient’ new medical centre on the cathedral city’s Upper Brook Street has ‘topped out’, with a small ceremony was held at the site to celebrate this milestone.

Scientists at Riyadh hospital identify new bacterium

In what they dub ‘a ground-breaking development’, scientists at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre (KFSH&RC) in Riyadh have identified a new species of bacterium, referred to as Stenotrophomonas Riyadhensis, through the application of whole-genome sequencing (WGS) technology.

Project managers say Net Zero achievable but call for more expertise

The majority of project professionals working in the healthcare sector have confidence that the UK government will meet its 2050 Net Zero targets, according to a new survey by the Association for Project Management (APM), the chartered membership organisation for the project profession.

Decontamination building for King George Hospital built offsite

Portakabin has completed a specialist decontamination suite for an established endoscopy suite at King George Hospital, Goodmayes, in the process ‘considerably upgrading and improving endoscopy patient care’ for Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust.

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