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New research exposes ‘scale of healthcare inequalities’ in rural communities

A report commissioned by the University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan) National Centre for Remote and Rural Medicine has revealed the health inequalities experienced by people in the UK’s rural areas.

COVER STORY: Medical gas specialist rewarded for its ‘outstanding response’

Awarded Healthcare Supplier of the Year 2021 at the 2021 Healthcare Estates IHEEM Awards, SHJ Medical Gas Specialists was rewarded by the judges for its 50 years of service to the healthcare industry, and particularly its ‘outstanding response’ to the COVID-19 pandemic.

‘State-of-the-art’ Jubilee ITU opens at East London hospital

Queen’s Hospital in Romford has been boosted by the opening of a new £7.5 m Intensive Therapy Unit (ITU) – designed to help manage critical care demand, and named ‘Jubilee ITU’ in honour of the Queen’s 70-year reign.

ICS Cool Energy expands rental cooling and heating fleet

ICS Cool Energy, an international specialist in complete temperature control solutions for manufacturing process and facilities applications, is to expand and increase its investment in its rental fleet in Europe.

Secretary of State opens Leighton Hospital ED extension

Health Secretary, Sajid Javid, has officially opened the latest project to be completed by MMC building specialist, MTX Contracts, at Leighton Hospital in Crewe.

Project to create digital ambulance of the future

Cardiff-based connectivity specialist, Excelerate Technology, is leading the consortium on what it describes as ‘one of the most exciting projects ever undertaken on behalf of NHS ambulance services’.

MMC specialist’s 'significant'private equity funding injection

Darwin Group, the Shropshire-based provider of Modern Methods of Construction buildings for healthcare and education, has secured ‘significant funding’ from Kartesia, a European specialist provider of capital solutions for mid-sized companies.

Embodied Carbon Calculator launch welcomed

Actuate UK, the alliance of eight UK engineering services bodies, has welcomed CIBSE’s new Embodied Carbon Calculator tool, which, ‘for the first time’, enables engineers to easily estimate the embodied carbon associated with mechanical, electrical, and public health systems in buildings.

'Landmark CEO appointment’ for BES

BES, the multidisciplinary design, engineering, and construction specialist serving the pharmaceutical, healthcare, biotechnology, and life sciences sectors, is to appoint Zeb Ahmed to the new role of CEO, ‘as part of a suite of leadership changes’.

New dental clinic for special needs patients opens in Cheshunt

A new dental suite designed for people with special needs with input from an ‘expert-by-experience’ has opened at Cheshunt Community Hospital in Hertfordshire.

Elliott Group and affiliated UK companies to become Algeco

Elliott Group, Carter Accommodation, and Procomm Site Services, specialists in UK modular services, and part of Modulaire Group, have announced plans to unite under a common brand – Algeco – from 31 March 2022.

UK engineers urged to ‘Think ethics before action’

A new report, 'Engineering Ethics: maintaining society’s trust in the engineering profession', has been published ‘to ensure that ethical culture and practice become embedded in the engineering profession in the same way as health and safety considerations’.

Vaulted floor uses ‘75 per cent less concrete’

A new vaulted style of floor developed in the UK uses 75% less concrete than a traditional flat slab floor and could – the team that has developed it believes – help the construction industry reduce its carbon footprint.

NAADUK guidance ‘sets standard’ for ventilation hygiene sector

NAADUK (the National Association of Air Duct Specialists), says its new ‘comprehensive guidance document’, NAAD21, ‘sets the standard for the ventilation hygiene sector’.

Architectural practice boosts its Health Advisory team

Design and architectural practice, HKS, has appointed Julianne Ilebode-Akisanya (left) and Sophia Hami (right) as Health Advisory leaders and Vice-Presidents in its UK office.

Award-winning diabetes facility’s striking ‘curved lines’

The striking design of a new diabetes treatment facility at Hull Royal Infirmary has won its architects, Beverley-based Alessandro Caruso Architects, two international awards.

Architects confirmed for ‘landmark’ Leeds hospitals

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has confirmed Perkins&Will, led by Penoyre & Prasad with Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects, as designers of the two new hospitals on the Leeds General Infirmary (LGI) site.

Major companies ‘largely failing’ Net Zero climate pledge test

The headline climate pledges of 25 of the world’s largest companies in reality only commit to reduce their emissions by 40% on average, not by 100%, as suggested by their ‘Net Zero’ and ‘Carbon Neutral’ claims, according to a new analysis.

Mobile laminar flow theatre for Shetland hospital

A partnership between one of the UK’s leading medical infrastructure providers and NHS Shetland will help hundreds of patients receive essential procedures delayed by the pandemic – including some never previously performed on the island.

Helping businesses manage small volumes of waste

Leading resource management company, Veolia, has launched a new service specifically designed to help businesses that produce small volumes of waste, which may include hazardous materials, to efficiently dispose of and treat it.

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