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Fulbourn Medical and Brandon Medical forge alliance

Brandon Group has acquired Fulbourn Medical, marking a significant milestone in both companies’ histories. Fulbourn Medical now joins Brandon Medical Company as a sister company, strengthening its collective services and product offerings. The collaboration between Brandon Medical and Fulbourn Medical enhances geographical coverage, with service teams now strategically positioned nationwide. Brandon said: “This integration ensures shorter response times and a reduced carbon footprint, underscoring the companies’ commitment to sustainability.”

Offsite building manufacturer reports growing demand from several sectors

Northern Ireland-based offsite manufacturer, McAvoy, continues to invest strongly in the growth of its SmartSpace temporary building fleet in response to growing demand across the healthcare, pharma, education, and commercial sectors.

Making more informed decisions on suspension systems

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has published technical guidance designed to help contractors make more informed decisions when selecting suspension systems for building services.

Bath Trust cuts carbon footprint with anaesthetic gas switch

The Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust has cut 2% of its carbon emissions by switching to using portable gas canisters, reducing its N2O usage from two million litres to 13,500 litres a year.

Ground-breaking ceremony marks start of new Outpatient Department construction at West Cornwall Hospital

The first turf has been cut by Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust’s Chief Executive, Steve Williamson, as a £9 million project to build a new Outpatient Department at West Cornwall Hospital in Penzance gets underway.

Scolmore wiring accessories selected for Conquest UCV theatre refurb

The total refurbishment of two UCV (Ultra Clean Ventilation) operating theatres at Conquest Hospital in St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, saw wiring accessories from Click Scolmore’s expanding medical solutions range specified and installed.

Easier access to innovative medtech products

NHS Supply Chain has launched a new Medical Technology Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for Innovative Products, which it say gives public sector organisations access to buy goods and services compliantly from a range of innovative medical technology categories.

Work underway on Wigan endoscopy facility

Carefoot has begun work on a £6.4 m new endoscopy unit in Wigan, Greater Manchester after completing a £6.5 m project at nearby Leigh to build a new surgery theatre and community diagnostic centre in recent weeks.

Bringing care closer to home for thousands in in North West London

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has received final approval for the construction of a new ‘state-of-the-art’ Ambulatory Diagnostic Centre (ADC) at West Middlesex University Hospital, ‘bringing care closer to home for thousands’, as it prepares for construction this spring.

Groundworks completed on Oldham CDC’s new Endoscopy Unit

MTX has completed complex groundworks for the new Endoscopy unit in Phase 2 of the new Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust (NCA) Community Diagnostic Centre (CDC) in Oldham, one of the largest in the UK.

Collaboration key on Epsom ED energy efficiency upgrade

As part of scheme to upgrade the energy efficiency of the Emergency Department at Epsom Hospital in Surrey during the COVID-19 pandemic, Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust Hospital specified REHAU’s curtain walling and TOTAL70C windows.

Compliance Group and Fire Safe Services announce merger

Compliance Group, an integrated provider of safety and regulatory compliance services across electrical, fire and water, has recently announced a merger with Fire Safe Services – which will join its Fire Division to provide fire detection and alarm systems and associated services to its customers.

Call for Government to increase capital funding to repair ‘dilapidated buildings’

A new report from the NHS Confederation, Building the health of the nation: priorities for a new government, says that with the UK NHS having received lower capital investment than other healthcare systems internationally and other industries domestically, there needs to be a significant rise in NHS capital spending across the UK.

I&G engages with clinicians on new Seacroft CDC

Regional construction company, I&G, has started work on the new Community Diagnostic Centre on the Seacroft Hospital site in Leeds, which will be run by Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

Webinar will cover key aspects of healthcare ventilation design, commissioning, and operation

On 27 March 2024 from 11.00 am-12.00 pm Health Estate Journal will host a webinar with specialist engineering business, Howorth Air Technology, focusing on a range of ventilation issues of key importance to healthcare engineers.

Wireless cabinet lock for healthcare environments

Abloy UK has expanded its innovative Aperio range with the new KL100 Wireless Cabinet Lock, which it says ‘provides traceable, flexible, and secure digital access for the safekeeping of items in healthcare settings’.

Fostering mutual recognition of engineering qualifications in the UK and US

Following last summer’s announcement by Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, of an agreement to work towards mutual recognition of professional qualifications in engineering between the UK and the US, delegates from both nations have met in London for further discussions.

£1 million boost for wireless innovations ‘to improve patient care’

Trials of new wireless technologies to help improve patient care and strengthen connectivity in A&Es and ambulance bays are set to launch across seven NHS Trusts, following new funding from NHS England.

Philips Kitten Scanner helps children prepare for hospital scans

Royal Philips and United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust are partnering to provide an interactive miniature scanner to help prepare some of the county’s youngest patients for hospital scans without the need of sedation or a general anaesthetic.

Trio of new St Albans City Hospital theatres set to open this winter

New operating theatres and shorter waiting times are on the horizon for patients from Hertfordshire and west Essex, with work in full swing for a new regional health facility in St Albans.

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