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Veolia exceeds target savings for first Irish hospital CEF energy contract

Global resource management company, Veolia, says it has exceeded the target savings for Dublin’s Mater Misericordiae University Hospital following the first year of operations.

Samsung C&T and Forta PRO join forces

Leading Latvian industrial manufacturer, Forta PRO, and South Korea’s Samsung C&T have joined forces to become ‘a leading global modular construction company’, marking ambitious development plans both in Latvia and overseas.

Engineering Council’s new Chair to take office next June

The Engineering Council has announced the appointment of Professor John Chudley CEng, FIMarEST (pictured) as Chair of its Board of Trustees.

CAR-T production facility completed ‘in record time’

Merit says its ‘unique’ offsite POD production approach has been instrumental in driving significant construction productivity growth to conclude the phase one completion of a new facility in Stevenage, UK.

Charity-fundraised Norfolk hospice celebrates key milestone

Morgan Sindall Construction’s Eastern Counties business has held a topping-out ceremony at the new Priscilla Bacon Lodge in Norwich, as the community-fundraised development reaches a key milestone.

1980s office development gets £1.1 m ‘makeover’ for Northumberland Trust

Newcastle-based JDDK Architects have given a 1980s ‘standard’ office development at Seaton Delaval a £1.1m 'makeover' to create what they describe as ‘a state-of-the-art IT hub’ for developers, Clive Tait Consulting Services (CTCS) and its client, Northumberland Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

Fast-track Addenbrooke's theatres part of national surgical hub strategy

Three new orthopaedic operating theatres being built at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge by MTX using Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) are part of a national scheme to deliver more than 50 new surgical hubs across England.

London Institute of Medical Sciences’ ‘cutting-edge’ new building

The Medical Research Council’s new home for its London Institute of Medical Sciences (LMS) has reached practical completion.

Not-for-profit company to provide training on hospital design and development

A new not-for-profit community interest company (CIC) established by ‘a group of leading experts’ across healthcare, academia, and the built environment, says it will seek ‘to empower healthcare leaders with the skills, knowledge, and tools, to maximise the value and impact of their participation in capital development projects.’

Research at the Royal will explore new infection-tackling ‘tech’

A study has been launched at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital to explore how a new antimicrobial coating can protect the NHS by reducing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).

Ethical and sustainable construction expert joins NHSPS

NHS Property Services (NHSPS) has announced the appointment of leading ethical and sustainable construction expert Dr Shamir Ghumra (pictured) to its Executive Board as director of Responsible Business.

Emergency power for new health facilities in Aberdeen

UK power generation specialist, DTGen, has been appointed to supply and install the emergency power solution for the new £244.8 m development of The Baird Family Hospital and ANCHOR Centre for NHS Grampian at the Foresterhill Health Campus in Aberdeen.

MP opens £1.5 m healthcare simulation facilities

Paulette Hamilton, the MP for Birmingham Erdington, has officially opened new healthcare simulation facilities at Aston Medical School and School of Optometry, which include medical simulation rooms with high-fidelity mannequins for students to practice real-life scenarios on.

MMC techniques speed theatre’s completion at Yeovil hospital

Modern Methods of Construction are being employed by MTX to achieve faster and more efficient completion of a new general surgery operating theatre at Yeovil District Hospital.

Government strategy highlights value of FM, says BESA

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has welcomed the government’s first comprehensive strategy for facilities management (FM).

Radar Healthcare wins Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust tender

Following a competitive tender, Radar Healthcare has won the contract to supply Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust with its award-winning risk management and compliance software across the Trust’s five main hospitals and community services.

Ground breaking held to launch first stage of £1.27 m improvements at Kettering General

Stepnell has announced its first project win through SCAPE, one of the UK’s leading public sector procurement authorities, in a new £1.27 m scheme will see it undertake a variety of improvements for Kettering General Hospital (KGH) NHS Foundation Trust in Northamptonshire – starting with a waiting area and adjoining landscaped garden for breast cancer patients at Kettering General Hospital.

IT solutions offered to Trusts ‘at best value’

Public sector, IT specialist, Kingsfield has been awarded ‘a coveted spot’ on the Total Technology Solutions (NOE.0552) Framework, which is designed by the North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative (NOE CPC) to provide cost-effective IT solutions to NHS Trusts across the country.

Webinar will see new ‘hybrid’ nurse call system launched

On Wednesday 30 November 2022, at 11.00 am, Courtney-Thorne will launch its new CONNECT HEALTH hybrid nurse call system, an HTM 08-03-compliant system that utilises Category 1 radio technology and a hybrid wired/wireless approach, and is designed to meet both the highest compliance standards, and the demands of nursing personnel in acute healthcare settings.

Rwanda and UK Governments join IFC to advance Africa cold chain progress

Government representatives from Rwanda and the UK have joined the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to sign a Statement of Cooperation at COP27 to help accelerate scaling up of innovative cooling technologies in Africa through the Africa Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Cooling and Cold-Chain (ACES).

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