RECENT NEWS

Vodafone UK ‘opens up new markets for IoT growth’ with new services

Vodafone UK – which claims healthcare is a key market that can benefit from such technology – has launched IoT.nxt – a new range of Vodafone services which it says will support UK businesses in the adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) systems.

Speller Metcalfe to build Forest of Dean community hospital

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust (GHC) has confirmed that construction firm, Speller Metcalfe, has been appointed to build the new community hospital in Cinderford, following an extensive competitive tendering process.

Minister opens County Antrim Nightingale hospital

Northern Ireland Health Minister, Robin Swann, has officially opened Northern Ireland's second Nightingale Hospital in County Antrim.

Avidicare delivers 35 Opragon systems to New Malmö Hospital

A customer for over 12 years, the county of Scania in Sweden has placed an order for 35 Opragon ventilation systems from Avidicare for the Department of Surgery at the 10-storey, 110,000 m2 New Malmö Hospital via its HVAC partner, Assemblin AB.

Grange University Hospital opening marks ‘pivotal point in healthcare

The £350m Grange University Hospital (GUH) in Gwent in South Wales opened to patients on 17 November, four months ahead of schedule, in a bid to help the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board (ABUHB) respond to winter pressures and COVID-19.

Bespoke modular COVID-19 testing building contract ‘doubled’ to 50

The multi-million pound contract awarded to offsite construction specialists, Premier Modular, to provide bespoke modular buildings for COVID19 testing has been doubled to 50 sites across the UK.

Nottingham ‘partnership initiative’ finds suitable housing

During the pandemic a health and housing scheme in Nottingham is, proponents say, ‘showing the value of partnership work’ in supporting residents to find good quality housing that helps them stay healthy, and reduces unnecessary time in hospital.

'From Green Plan to Green Action'

How NHS Trusts can ‘turn compliance into an opportunity’ – via an effective ‘Green Plan’ – will be the subject of a webinar presented by Inenco Group, to be held at 11.00 am on 26 November in association with HEJ.

‘COVID-secure’ ready-to-use coffee shop

Hospitals no longer need worry about the ‘expense, stress, and time’ of installing a full coffee shop, with the launch by Peabodys Coffee of 'a completely self-contained, compact pod specifically designed with new pandemic safety measures’.

ISG to build Royal Marsden’s new Sutton cancer centre

ISG has been awarded a circa £50 million project to build The Oak Cancer Centre at The Royal Marsden in London.

Major upgrade for Birmingham’s children's and women’s services

Birmingham is set to benefit from two new family-centred hospital buildings, with the local NHS Foundation Trust having awarded a design and technical consultancy service contract to architectural practice, BDP.

NHS England endorses a ‘manufacturing-led approach’ to construction

New policy guidance issued to NHS estates directors states that adopting a ‘manufacturing-led approach’ to the design and construction of new projects will offer the greatest opportunity to improve efficiency and productivity across the estate.

A ‘project of national importance’

BES, the specialist in design and construction of advanced environments for the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors, has been appointed to fit out the new Vaccines Manufacturing Innovation Centre (VMIC) at the Harwell Campus in Oxfordshire.

Over 100 key ‘transformational’ projects set for delivery

NHS Property Services has announced that over the next three years it will deliver over 100 key ‘transformational’ projects that will ‘make essential improvements to the healthcare estate for the benefit of patients, and healthcare profession'.

Kajima strengthens commitment to Irish market with key appointment

Kajima Partnerships, the international developer and investor, has strengthened its commitment to the Irish market by appointing highly experienced property and development finance professional, Dwayne McAleer, as its Dublin-based Country head.

Architect appointed for £54 m North Manchester General project

Sheppard Robson has been appointed as the lead architect for ‘the ambitious redevelopment’ of North Manchester General Hospital.

PM confirms £3.7 billion for 40 hospitals in major building programme

The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has confirmed that 40 hospitals will be built by 2030 as part of a package worth £3.7 billion, while the proponents of further eight schemes have been invited to bid for future funding.

Long-lasting, hygienic finish for new Liverpool cancer centre

Building Design Partnership, architects for the new Clatterbridge Cancer Centre – Liverpool specified a range of Johnstone’s Trade paints for the building, on the the recommendation of main contractor, Laing O'Rourke.

Forty sites offering ‘flexible space’ UK-wide

Following a successful reopening of sites post-lockdown, NHS Open Space has announced the launch of 40 new sites, now offering over 500 rooms across 60 locations – ‘from Sunderland to Portsmouth’.

Rambam opens Israel’s largest COVID-19 facility underground

Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in Israel, Rambam Health Care Campus has opened the largest COVID-19 treatment centre in Israel.

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Upcoming Events

Facilities Show 2021

ExCel London One Western Gateway Royal Victoria Dock London UK E16 1XL
18th-20th May 2021

Healthcare Estates 2021

Manchester Central, Petersfield, M2 3GX
19th - 20th October

IHEEM Dublin 2021

Croke Park, Jones' Rd, Drumcondra, Dublin 3, Ireland
1st - 2nd November 2021