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Aiming to make MRI diagnostic more accessible in community settings

King’s College London says it is ‘driving efforts to make new MRI technology more accessible in community settings’ through helium-free MRI research with the first such system in the UK from Siemens Healthineers.

Ramboll completes multi-disciplinary science sector leadership team

Global engineering and consultancy company, Ramboll, has announced the appointment of Bernard Conroy to its science sector leadership team as Building Services (MEP) director, ‘strengthening its multi-disciplinary offer’.

Cambridge cancer research facility gets Government go-ahead

The Cambridge Cancer Research Hospital (CCRH) project has been given ‘the green’ light by the Government’s New Hospital Programme to commence the process that will lead to the appointment of a construction partner.

Industry must take circular route says BESA

The Circular Economy could play a crucial role in helping the building services sector develop more effective net zero strategies, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA).

Eco vapour-phase technology for sanitary and PPE disposal units

A UK-developed antiviral and antibacterial PPE and sanitary waste bin liner has become the first of its kind to be launched worldwide, says its creator, Genesis Biosciences.

‘Thought-leaders’ discuss new water safety standard

Thought-leaders from across the healthcare and water safety sectors recently joined Armitage Shanks to discuss the impact of a new British Standard, BS 8580-2, and its implications for those involved in preventing the spread of waterborne infection.

Mitie appointed as supplier on the National Framework Agreement

Mitie has been appointed as a supplier on the Carbon and Energy Fund (CEF) National Framework Agreement for the provision of Carbon and Energy Infrastructure Upgrade Services.

Integral blind ‘balances privacy and observation’

One of the UK’s leading integral blind manufacturers, Morley Glass, has launched a new system designed specifically for hospitals, medical schools, and other health and social care facilities.

Musculoskeletal diagnostic treatment hub completed in Rochdale

Nye Bevan House in Rochdale is now home to a musculoskeletal (MSK) diagnostic treatment hub, including a gym for patients, and offices for the clinical teams.

Three-storey elective Colchester orthopaedic facility to house eight theatres

Modern Methods of Construction specialist, MTX, is to deliver Colchester Hospital’s new three-storey Elective Orthopaedic Centre.

New Hospital Programme hosting ‘Industry Day’ to encourage participation

The New Hospital Programme (NHP) is hosting an ‘Industry Day’ on Tuesday 20 September at the Vox Conference Venue, Resorts World, Birmingham, ‘to outline how businesses across the supply chain can play a role in the biggest hospital building programme in a generation’.

Parr FM secures place on NHS SBS hard FM framework

UK-wide facilities management company Parr Facilities Management has announced its ‘continued success supporting the healthcare sector across the UK’ after being named as a supplier on the NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) ‘second-generation’ Hard Facilities Management framework agreement.

Fit-and-forget’ pipework system officially certified

Polymer pipework manufacturer, REHAU, has successfully secured independently tested drinking water approval for its RAUTITAN multi-layer composite pipe (MLCP) system through KIWA UK under its KUKreg4 certification scheme.

‘Taking preventative science to a new level’

Researchers at NUI Galway and Queen’s University Belfast are investigating how attaching sugar molecules to plastics could give medical devices a new layer of protection from infection.

Lighting manufacturer recognised for contribution to Nightingale Centres

Commercial lighting manufacturer, Whitecroft Lighting, has won the Added Value & Contribution Award at the ProCure22 Framework Awards, in recognition of its work on the emergency COVID-19 Nightingale Centres.

Cold-applied liquid waterproofing system shows its benefits

Kemper System’s cold-applied liquid waterproofing solution has been specified for a multi-million-pound extension at the St John and St Elizabeth Hospital in the St John’s Wood area of London.

Rockwool creates ‘UK’s lowest lambda stone wool’

As pressure mounts on the construction industry to deliver more thermally efficient buildings while preserving high standards of fire and acoustic performance, Rockwool has launched NyRock technology.

Sun helps generate ‘clean, green energy’ at Wolverhampton hospital

More than 15,000 electricity-generating solar panels are being installed at a new city solar farm to help power the whole of New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton, and save 1,450 tonnes of carbon a year.

Modular buildings ‘recycled’ into new £5.8 m resource centre

Works are underway at Fulbourn Hospital in Cambridge, as Morgan Sindall Construction transforms a disused modular structure into a new £5.8 million resource centre.

Recognition for ED expansion at Romford hospital

Property and construction consultancy, Ingleton Wood, has received national recognition for the design and project management of a £2 million Rapid Assessment and First Treatment (RAFT) area in the Emergency Department at Queen’s Hospital in Romford.

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