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Sir Simon Stevens thanked for his ‘brilliant and passionate service’

Sir Simon Stevens (pictured) formally notified the NHS England Board on 29 April of his decision to stand down, ‘as planned’ at the end of July this year, after more than seven years as NHS Chief Executive.

Major carbon and cost savings for Shropshire hospital

A Shropshire hospital says it has reduced its electricity bill by a third, and substantially lowered its carbon footprint with the installation of solar panels and energy-efficient LED lighting.

AR technology to simply insulation material choice

Rockwool has enhanced its range of resources for specifiers, contractors, and building owners, with Rockwool Interactive City, ‘a 3D environment’ that facilitates visualising, specifying, and learning about its non-combustible stone wool insulation.

Work begins on new ‘linac’ facility at Edinburgh’s Western General

Work has begun on a new linear accelerator treatment facility at NHS Lothian’s Western General Hospital (WGH) in Edinburgh, designed by HLM Architects, and being delivered by RMF Health (a consortium of Robertson Construction and FES).

‘Limitless options’ for customised floors and walls

‘Innovative’ new Custom floors and walls from Altro allow healthcare specifiers ‘to create unique spaces exactly as they want them’ – the flooring and wall cladding specialist says.

Scottish healthcare facilities’ replacement windows get warm welcome

Issues with ageing timber windows at Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy, a 300-bed acute facility, and learning disability hospital, Lynebank Hospital in Dunfermline, have seen the operator of both sites, NHS Fife, replace them with REHAU PVCu units.

Modular ward at George Eliot delivered in just 14 weeks

When George Eliot Hospital in Nuneaton required a new 30-bed ward for orthopaedic elective and general elective patients as part of the George Eliot Hospital Trust’s five-year estate strategy, Wernick Buildings was appointed.

An eye to improved care at Musgrove Park

ModuleCo is ‘just weeks’ from installing a new ophthalmic operating theatre suite for the Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, to provide providing improved ophthalmology services for patients at its Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton.

DTGen 'on standby' for the health sector

Power generation specialist, DTGen, has been appointed by Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust to supply and install the standby power solution for a new emergency care building at Southend Hospital.

Bender expands healthcare maintenance services

Bender UK says its ‘forward-thinking healthcare team’ members have ‘progressed to become leading clinical specialists’, alongside possessing ‘a core expertise in medical IT power’.

Circle Birmingham hospital built at ‘30 per cent lower cost’

Bryden Wood has designed a new hospital for Circle Health Group in Edgbaston which ‘combines form and function to boost clinical outcomes’, and ‘reinvents hospital design’ by being delivered at 30 per cent lower cost than 'comparable hospitals'.

Intastop’s £200,000 investment already ‘driving greater efficiencies’

Intastop, a manufacturer and supplier of door and wall protective products, anti-ligature and access, seals, and acoustic products, for markets including healthcare – has invested £200,000 in its design, manufacturing, and assembly functions.

UK Health Security Agency to ‘lead response to future health threats'

A new UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) ‘to plan for, prevent, and respond to external health threats such as infectious diseases’, will be led by current Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England, Dr Jenny Harries, the Government has announced.

Isopharm launches ‘bite-sized’ CPD training

Isopharm will in May launch online training for sterile services, endoscopy, decontamination, and validation engineers, ‘offering a platform where all levels of staff can access a vast array of training modules written by industry experts’.

Barnsley Hospital’s new multi-million pound children’s unit

Illingworth & Gregory (I&G) has completed a new £3.4 million Children’s Emergency Department and Assessment Unit at Barnsley Hospital, ‘paving the way for an improved experience for children and families’.

MTX starts work on £29 m John Radcliffe critical care facility

Modular building specialist, MTX Contracts, has begun work at Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital to erect a new 48-bed critical care building, which will triple the number of ICU beds there.

Healthcare provision ‘in a pandemic and beyond’

Brandon Medical says it is ‘here to offer operating theatre and critical care bedspace equipment, design, planning, and maintenance’.

New framework for Scottish healthcare construction projects launched

Health Facilities Scotland (HFS) has launched ‘Frameworks Scotland 3’, for delivery of new-build, refurbishment, and backlog maintenance projects across NHS Scotland.

Stericycle UK opens its largest alternative treatment plant in Europe

Stericycle UK has opened an alternative treatment plant in Telford, Shropshire, to process clinical waste generated in the UK – including testing materials, sharps, hospital waste, and, in some cases, PPE created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

BES wins design and construction contract for medical device facility

BES, the specialist in design and construction of ‘technically complex environments’ for the pharmaceutical, healthcare, and advanced scientific sectors, has won contract for a global medical device manufacturing facility located near Glasgow.

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