Asia Pacific deal will ‘revolutionise patient care environments’

Leeds-headquartered medical technology specialist, Brandon Medical, and Device Technologies, an Australian supplier and integrator of medical devices and technologies, have announced a ‘strategic partnership’ which Brandon says marks ‘a significant step towards revolutionising patient care environments and empowering healthcare professionals in the Asia Pacific region’.

More efficient key management at south-west London Trust

Traka’s ‘intelligent’ key management system has been installed by Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, which cares for over half a million patients annually, from across Kingston, Richmond, Elmbridge (Surrey), Merton, Wandsworth, and Sutton.

IHP to deliver to new Whipps Cross multi-storey car park

A multi-million design and build contract has been awarded to Integrated Health Projects (IHP) – the joint venture between VINCI Building and Sir Robert McAlpine – to deliver a new multi-storey car park as part of the wider Whipps Cross Hospital redevelopment in North East London.

Striking poppies and life-size wooden horse feature at Birmingham Hospital

A display of 1,000 red poppies and a life-size wooden horse were recently installed at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital for the Birmingham Trust’s Remembrance Week activities.

Guidance on ‘technical challenges’ of designing risers issued

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has produced new guidance to address the technical challenges faced by engineers designing building services risers.

Tool ‘provides accurate picture’ of CHP performance

Technology company, ENTRNCE, describes its new ‘Carbon Matcher’ as ‘a unique data platform’ that calculates the half-hourly carbon footprint of onsite combined heat and power (CHP) versus conventional methods of heat and grid electricity.

Major imaging department upgrade at North Yorkshire hospital

The Imaging Department at Friarage Hospital in Northallerton, north Yorkshire, has undergone a £3 m ‘revamp’ as part of a national programme to provide clinical diagnostic services closer to patients’ homes.

Enhanced safety measures for workers on mobile elevating work platforms

Willmott Dixon is rolling out a new harness-based technology on its construction projects that it says will provide an even safer working environment for everyone using a boom-type mobile elevating work platform (MEWP).

Howorth creates dedicated ‘hub’ for its design engineers

Clean air technology specialist, Howorth Air Technology, has expanded its operations to accommodate a growing team, creating a dedicated ‘hub’ for its design engineers at its pharmaceuticals industry facility at Raven Locks in Little Hulton, Salford.

BESA creates key building safety role

Rachel Davidson has been appointed to the new position of director of Specialist Knowledge at the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA).

Converting waste into chemicals to produce medical devices

A collaborative innovation project involving the University of Nottingham, which aims to create a portable facility that can convert waste into chemicals to be used to build medical devices, has been awarded €1.5 million as part of an international competition.

All 160 new CDCs set to open on schedule

The Government will meet its target to open 160 community diagnostic centres a year early, Health and Social Care Secretary, Steve Barclay, has announced, explaining that all 160 will be open by next March, 12 months ahead of the original March 2025 target.

Patients across mid-Notts and Lincolnshire to benefit from new theatre

A ‘state-of-the-art' operating theatre has opened at Newark Hospital, meaning patients of Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust across mid-Nottinghamshire and parts of Lincolnshire can benefit from shorter waiting times for a range of operations.

Philips partners with northern Trust to reduce ICU’s carbon footprint and waste

Health technology specialist, Philips, has partnered with County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust (CDDFT) to identify key opportunities to reduce the carbon footprint and waste material at the intensive care unit (ICU) at Darlington Memorial Hospital.

Plans for £49.9 m elective facility at Bristol’s Southmead approved

The Department of Health and Social Care and NHS England have approved plans for a new £49.9 million Elective Care Centre at Southmead Hospital, Bristol, which will provide capacity for an additional 6,500 operations to be carried out annually.

Almost 500 jobs created in 2022-2023 via national social enterprise

Almost 500 jobs and 90 new apprenticeships have been created within a year thanks to work delivered through social enterprise and procurement expert, Fusion21.

Lord Markham highlights NHP supplier opportunities on visit to door specialist

On a recent visit to Specialist Door Solutions’ (SDS) Bordon site in Hampshire, Health Minister, Lord Nick Markham CBE, was keen to emphasise the engagement opportunities open to suppliers on the £20 bn New Hospital Programme, arguing that they represent a ‘win situation’ for such companies.

COVER STORY: Selecting the right filter for the right outlet

T-safe, the Danish-headquartered point-of-use filter manufacturer, has launched a new initiative entitled ‘The Right Filter for the Right Outlet’, aimed at guiding NHS estates personnel through the key considerations for selecting suitable POU filters to overcome compatibility challenges which can impact waterborne pathogen infection prevention and control.

Senior appointments at Community Health Partnerships

Community Health Partnerships has appointed two new Non-Executive Directors to its Board – Pete Cornforth and Eric Guillaume – for a three-year term.

Competence tables to help ensure delivery of safe high-rise buildings

The Engineering Council has announced that the competence tables for The UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence and Commitment Contextualised for Higher-Risk Buildings (UK-SPEC HRB) have been published.

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