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Helping NHS Trusts enhance the digital patient journey

UK nurse call solutions provider, Wandsworth Healthcare, has entered into a collaboration with DNV Imatis, a leading Scandinavian digital healthcare solutions provider, to – as it puts it – ‘help NHS Trusts enhance the digital patient journey, and deliver more efficient, patient-centred, and data-driven healthcare’.

A third of English NHS Trusts may not be measuring their carbon footprint

Almost a third (29%) of NHS Trusts in England are still not measuring their carbon footprint, according to Freedom of Information (FOI) data released by Schneider Electric – the specialist in the digital transformation of energy management and automation.

Ascom signs five-year contract with Children’s Health Ireland

Ascom has won a tender to implement its Alerts and Notification Management System (ANMS) at the new children’s hospital in Dublin as part of a five-year partnership with Children’s Health Ireland (CHI).

Forth Valley Hospital Scotland’s first to have ceiling-mounted imaging system

To bring complex interventional procedures in-house and increase patient throughput, Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert has installed the Alphenix Sky+, making it Scotland’s first hospital in to benefit from Canon Medical’s most advanced ceiling-mounted imaging system.

Hoare Lea launches data apprenticeships ‘to increase digital skills’

This week (commencing 24 June) 36 Hoare Lea employees started data apprenticeships in a drive to boost the company's efficiency and digital capabilities.

Elanic Hospital Glasgow hosts ‘first look’ events for healthcare professionals

Private healthcare operator, Elanic Medical, has launched a series of open evenings aimed at introducing Glasgow’s newest hospital to the city’s healthcare community and growing awareness and support for its services.

Philips showcases ‘UK’s first virtually helium-free’ MRI truck at congress

Royal Philips, ‘a global leader in health technology’, has showcased what is said to be the first mobile virtually helium-free MRI system at the UK Imaging and Oncology (UKIO) Congress 2024 in Liverpool, marking what it says is ‘a significant step as an innovator to improving patient access to diagnostic technology whilst caring for the environment’.

BCIA advocates adoption of Class A building controls in UK non-domestic buildings

Following the recent Future Buildings Standard consultation, the Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) is urging a new Parliament to work with it to prioritise the widespread adoption of Class A building controls in new and existing non-domestic buildings across the UK.

‘Healthcare technology translation’ centre opens on London’s South Bank

The London Institute for Healthcare Engineering (LIHE), a new centre for ‘healthcare technology translation’ on London’s South Bank, was recently completed, and has begun to welcome entrepreneurs, corporate partners, clinicians, and students.

Royal Free ICU staff have new garden to ‘take time out’

Staff working in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead are enjoying a new garden.

Princess Royal officially opens Forest of Dean hospital

Her Royal Highness, the Princess Royal, has performed the official opening of the Forest of Dean Community Hospital in Cinderford, Gloucestershire, for Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust.

NHS patients in England to benefit from faster access to hi-tech ‘medtech’

NHS patients in England are set to benefit from faster access to ‘the most innovative and cutting-edge’ medical technologies under new plans.

NHS England appoints first Medical director for mental health and neurodiversity

Dr Adrian James (pictured) has been appointed by NHS England to a new role supporting the transformation of services for people with mental health needs, autism, a learning disability, and those who are neurodiverse.

Mackinnon appointed Design lead at P+HS

P+HS Architects has appointed Senior architect, Martha Mackinnon, as the practice’s Design lead.

Acute ‘virtual ward’ enables patients to receive care safely at home

North West Anglia Foundation Trust has partnered with Inhealthcare to launch a new acute virtual ward for patients to receive care safely at home.

Webinar to focus on healthcare sector fire safety compliance

A free-to-attend webinar being held by Honeywell in association with Health Estate Journal on 17 July will aim to make sure that healthcare estates personnel are clear on their responsibilities in ensuring fire compliance across their estate.

First diggers on site for the new Rob Burrow Centre

Following the sad news of the death of Rob Burrow, the ground-breaking has taken place at Seacroft Hospital in Leeds of the new Rob Burrow Centre for Motor Neurone Disease (MND).

Heart attacks in artist’s forties inspired St Peter’s artwork

A new piece of artwork has been unveiled in the Cardiology Department at St Peter’s Hospital, Chertsey, which will help improve the waiting area for patients, their family, and staff working in the department.

Wireless access control highlighted in RIBA-approved CPD training programme

Security and access control solutions provider, Abloy UK, has launched a new RIBA- approved CPD training programme focused on wireless access control.

Carbon-saving reusable sharps container service launched

NHS Trusts can potentially achieve ‘major carbon savings’ with the launch of a new reusable sharps container service from Grundon Waste Management – the integrated waste management and environmental services specialist says.

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