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Work on HDU and acute ward begins at Airedale General

Healthcare design and build contractor, Darwin Group, has started work on site to deliver a new project including a 15-bed high dependency unit (HDU) and 30-bed general acute ward at Airedale Hospital in Keighley, West Yorkshire.

UK’s ‘greenest health centre’ opens to patients in Coventry

A building described as ‘the UK’s greenest health centre built to meet Passivhaus certification’ – Foleshill Heath Centre in Coventry – has opened its doors to patients.

CPD focuses on ensuring access for all

GEZE UK’s RIBA-approved CPD, ‘Removing Barriers to Access’, has been ‘completely revised and updated’, and includes new visuals and updates to regulation, all in GEZE’s new branding.

Key Hire appointment for Premier Modular

Modular building specialist, Premier Modular, has appointed Mark Rooney as divisional director for its Hire operations.

Battling the bugs at the Conquest

Opened earlier this year, the newly expanded Same Day Emergency Care Unit at Conquest Hospital in St Leonards-on-Sea near Hastings is providing vital same-day emergency care for patients not requiring an overnight hospital stay.

Next phase of neuro-rehabilitation centre completes

Following its opening in 2015, the next phase of the Central England Rehabilitation Unit (CERU) has opened its doors to new patients.

Static Systems Group appoints new MD

Static Systems Group, the Midlands-headquartered manufacturer of of nurse call, fire alarm and prison alarm, staff attack alarm, and medical trunking systems, has announced the appointment of Rosie Cunningham Thomas as its new managing director.

Climate change ‘widespread, rapid, and intensifying’, says IPCC report

Scientists are observing changes in the Earth’s climate in every region and across the whole climate system, according to the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report.

Planning permission granted for rehabilitation ‘centre of excellence'

Southampton City Council has granted conditional planning permission for a scheme to create a 50-bed rehabilitation unit for patients across Southampton in a new £19.5 m two-storey wing at Western Community Hospital off the city’s Tebourba Way.

Congenital heart centre completed at the LRI

MTX has recently completed a new two-storey modular building at Leicester Royal Infirmary for University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust to house the East Midlands Congenital Heart Centre, with the £4.5 m project completed in 52 weeks.

NHS has first female CEO in its history as Pritchard takes charge

Amanda Pritchard – for the past two years the service’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) – has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of NHS England.

Sodexo signs partnership ‘to provide critical education’

Sodexo has partnered with the Infection Prevention Society and the Tork professional hygiene brand, to launch an Environment, Cleaning and Decontamination programme to help infection prevention specialists tackle infections in healthcare settings.

Ultra-low noise chiller installed at Craigavon hospital

An ultra-low noise CIAT chiller operating on lower global warming potential (GWP) R-32 refrigerant has been installed at the Craigavon Trauma and Orthopaedic Wing at Craigavon Area Hospital in Northern Ireland.

Array of flooring solutions ‘brightens’ cancer care centre

‘Combining contemporary aesthetics with exceptional performance’, an array of solutions from Forbo Flooring Systems’ portfolio have been installed throughout the Cancer Centre at Milton Keynes University Hospital (MKUH), delivered under ProCure22.

‘Pioneering’ cleaning strategy based on ‘scientific approach’

ISS Healthcare has commissioned a project that it says will ‘take a scientific and behavioural approach to healthcare cleaning, and drive the nation’s healthcare journey in our places that heal’.

PPE and other ‘critical equipment’ reliably disinfected

Mackwell Health, part of the Mackwell Group, has announced that it has partnered with Whitebox, a Swedish-based provider of surface and air disinfection solutions, to develop what the two companies say are ‘state of the art’ UV-C disinfection chamber

Turner & Townsend to lead renewal programme for Sunderland Eye Infirma

Turner & Townsend is leading the delivery of ambitious plans for Sunderland’s new Eye Hospital, submitted recently by Sunderland City Council.

Improved ventilation essential to safe building use, engineers warn

Good ventilation inside public buildings and on transport systems is essential to reducing the risk of COVID-19 and other infections, a report published by the Royal Academy of Engineering and its National Engineering Policy Centre (NEPC) warns.

MTX celebrates decade of ‘considerable’ year-on-year growth

After what has been an incredibly difficult time for global businesses, Modern Methods of Construction healthcare building specialist, MTX Contracts, is celebrating a decade of year-on-year growth, with 2021 revenues in excess of £90 million.

First intake welcomed on ‘gold standard’ course

Derby-based Develop Training, which has had to alter many of its courses due to the pandemic, has welcomed the first intake of clients on its ‘gold standard’ construction course – with many employers receiving money back from the CITB Levy.

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