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Artwork a ‘touchpoint in time’

Illustrator and reportage artist, Emily Thomas, has been working with CW+, the official charity of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, as part of her residency at West Middlesex University Hospital, producing a collection of illustrations which capture and celebrate the workforce there.

Former Health Secretary to ‘give evidence’ in cross-party inquiry into NHS estate’s future

The Mayor of Greater Manchester and former Health Secretary, the Rt Hon Andy Burnham, will appear before a cross-party inquiry into the future of healthcare infrastructure next month to provide his expert insight.

New hospital for Jersey gets the go-ahead

The go-ahead has been granted for a new 70,000 m2 hospital, to be built on the existing Overdale Hospital site in St Helier, in what is expected to be one of the largest public projects ever undertaken in Jersey.

Trust’s largest capital scheme under way in Scarborough

A turf-cutting ceremony has taken place to mark the official start of a £47 m scheme to build a new Urgent and Emergency Care Centre at Scarborough Hospital – the largest capital scheme ever undertaken by the Trust.

Honorary CIBSE Fellowship for ventilation expert

Professor Catherine Noakes, one of the leading experts in ventilation and the transmission of airborne infection, has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE).

Kenyan aid project will ‘change lives’

Provider of compliance, technical, and safety training, Develop Training, is embarking on a project that it says will help change the lives of communities in remote and impoverished areas of Nakuru in Kenya.

First turf dug for new Colchester orthopaedic facility

Former Chair of the Royal College of Surgeons, Dame Clare Marx, picked up the first spade-full of earth and dug in on 11 May as work began on a new multi-million-pound planned orthopaedic care centre named after her at Colchester Hospital.

COVER STORY: Health Minister’s praise for Northampton General ITU

With high demand for services, and an ever-growing focus on the environmental impact and carbon reduction of new-build schemes, NHS Trusts are increasingly turning to Catfoss and the use of Modern Methods of Construction in the delivery of their estates strategies.

‘Inspire the next generation of engineers’, urges new CIBSE President

Inspiring and supporting the next generation of engineers ‘will help society solve the big technical and scientific challenges of today and tomorrow’, said Kevin Mitchell CEng, FCIBSE, the incoming President of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers, in his Presidential Address on 5 May.

Encouraging more EFM apprenticeships in the NHS

NHS England and NHS Improvement and Health Education England (HEE) have launched an NHS ‘Estates and Facilities Apprenticeship Challenge’ to support the greater use of apprenticeships in estates and facilities.

Supporting ‘transformative approaches’ to Irish healthcare

Specialist healthcare infrastructure consultancy, Archus, has established a new Dublin office, to expand its provision of strategic and infrastructure advice to health and social care clients in the region.

Parliamentarians launch call for evidence on NHS infrastructure needs

A cross-party group of MPs and peers is seeking views on how the NHS estate and infrastructure can best meet patient needs.

Work begins on new St James’s pathology laboratory

Work has begun on a new pathology laboratory at St James’s Hospital in Leeds to serve patients in the city, West Yorkshire, and Harrogate.

M&E contractors happy to pay for longer lifespan products

With ambitious build plans for the UK’s New Hospital Programme set in motion, the latest report from polymer product specialist, REHAU, found that 98% of the M&E contractors and architects working in healthcare surveyed would be willing to pay extra for products with longer lifespans when constructing healthcare facilities.

Wates Smartspace completes second fit-out at Winchester hospital

National property service provider, Wates Smartspace, has completed its second fit-out project at Winchester’s Royal Hampshire County Hospital, providing substantial upgrades to the hospital’s Pathology Department.

Work starts on Rochdale musculoskeletal hub

Eric Wright Construction has started work on Nye Bevan House in Rochdale for Community Health Partnerships (CHP), in a project that will deliver a leading musculoskeletal (MSK) diagnostic treatment hub unit for the people of the Lancashire town.

Archbishop’s blessing for new modular ICU at Kent’s William Harvey

The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Revd Justin Welby, recently visited the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford in Kent to praise staff for their ‘faithful and tenacious service’, and bless the hospital’s new Intensive Care Unit, due to open later this month.

Harnessing AI to save energy and improve user comfort

With buildings widely recognised as a major source of energy consumption – the global real estate market consumes 60% of the world’s electricity, and emits 28% of global carbon emissions – Arloid says its ‘innovative’ Artificial Intelligence (AI) ‘enables any building to cut energy bills amid the global fuel crisis’.

New Hospital Programme publishes Supplier Guide

A new ‘Supplier Guide’ which will be updated regularly as the New Hospital Programme progresses, highlights what those managing the programme say ‘is important to us and, what will be required from our supply chain’ was published on 14 April.

NHS App’s significant travel reduction benefits

The NHS App is helping to reduce travel to GP practices, with an average of 22,000 car journeys saved every month.

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