A leading trade body representing builders has called on the construction sector and any future Government, ‘to act now’ if they are to meet the 2050 zero carbon target.
Eastwood Park says it has been delighted this year to see the healthcare sector ‘continue to recognise the value’ of its ‘unique’ engineering degrees, with over 50 students joining in 2019 – its latest degree intake yet.
The Sustainable Development Unit (SDU) has launched a tool to help healthcare estates and facilities teams measure the impact on air pollution from stationary sources such as gas boilers, electricity generation, and waste incineration plant.
Well-known architectural practice, P+HS Architects, which has its roots in Yorkshire and the North East, has announced that after 32 years with the firm – the last 10 as MD – Joe Biggs will retire at the end of November, and will be succeeded by co-director, Chris Dennis, with whom he has worked with and known for 40 years.
Oxford Drug Design Limited (ODD), a biotechnology company with a proprietary computational and machine learning platform, says its recent securing of additional growth capital will enable it to build further on its research into the development of drugs that will address the growing threat posed by anti-microbial resistance.
Polyflor, one of the UK’s leading vinyl flooring manufacturers, has been appointed as a recommended supplier to the ProCure22 (P22) Construction Procurement Framework. Administered by the Department of Health & Social Care, the P22 framework was created ‘to provide the NHS with the tools to deliver improved estate performance while lowering construction and maintenance costs’.
BAM Construction has been appointed by hub west Scotland to build Scotland’s biggest health centre to date in Parkhead, Glasgow. North East Health Centre, located on the city’s Salamanca Street, will be delivered on behalf of NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde and Glasgow Health & Social Care Partnership, and will accommodate 900 staff, bringing together a number of community health services currently located at nine different sites.
King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has safeguarded the reliability of its critical IT systems with ‘energy-efficient cooling technology’ from Stulz UK. With King’s College London Hospital among London’s largest and busiest teaching hospitals, the Trust must ensure that the temperature of its data centres is optimised.
In its fifteenth healthcare project for Skanska to date, Deanestor, a leading UK contract furniture manufacturer for the healthcare sector, has completed a £1.1m contract for the supply and installation of furniture and fittings for over 1,600 rooms for the new Royal Papworth Hospital – a specialist heart and lung hospital.
Consultant ophthalmologist and director of Digital Innovation at Moorfields Eye Hospital, Peter Thomas, and Iain Livingstone, consultant ophthalmologist and acute Tele-ophthalmology system lead from NHS Forth Valley in Scotland, have delivered what they say is the world’s first tele-examination of an eye in 4K resolution using 5G broadband, streamed live to a conference in Edinburgh.
Four brand new cancer wards are being created for Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust – which has chosen a contractor – BAM Construction – that first worked at Guy’s Hospital 70 years ago in 1949.
Following a £300,000 investment in the latest surface mount component placement technology, IP nurse call, and fire and custodial alarm system manufacturer, Static Systems Group, says it has – for the first time – placed one million components in less than a month, significantly increasing previous manufacturing capabilities. The company’s existing machine, which itself provided ‘leading-edge technology’ when it was purchased 10 years ago, had reached the limit for the size of components it could place.
NG Bailey has completed work on a new £14m energy centre at the University Hospital of North Tees in Stockton, marking what it dubs ‘a fundamental milestone in the site’s regeneration.
IHEEM (The Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management) is reminding those set to visit, or considering attending, its flagship annual conference and exhibition, Healthcare Estates 2019, in Manchester this year (the event takes place from 8-9 October at Manchester Central), that as part of its commitment to support apprentices in healthcare, attendance is free for any healthcare estates apprentice. This includes those undertaking adult apprenticeships.
Managed service and maintenance provider, Althea, has completed a £4 m refurbishment and replacement project at Whittington Health NHS Trust’s Imaging Department on the third floor of the Whittington Hospital in north London.
Following the success of an initial contract, a medical technology specialist is set to continue to help an NHS hospital Trust deliver orthopaedic procedures during a refurbishment project.
A new survey released today by NHS Providers has found that 82% (161) of NHS Trust leaders think the current climate of restricted capital funding ‘poses a medium or high risk to patient safety’, and could undermine plans to transform the NHS.