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Youngest ever director appointed at BES

Thirty-three-year-old Sean Ferguson, who has just been appointed as Project director at BES, a specialist in the design and construction of pharmaceutical, biotech and healthcare facilities, is the company’s youngest ever company director, having started as an apprentice there 16 years ago.

St George’s Hospital harnesses ‘catalytic converter for gas and air’

Dental patients and women in labour will be given ‘green gas and air’ at St George’s Hospital in Tooting, 'reducing pain on the planet, as well as during childbirth and tooth extractions'.

Above-ground construction begins on new St James’ pathology laboratory

Above-ground construction work has begun on the new ‘state-of-the art’ pathology laboratory at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust’s St James’ Hospital in Leeds, which is set to serve patients across West Yorkshire and Harrogate.

Crestchic Loadbanks’ new factory expands manufacturing capacity by 60 per cent

Crestchic Loadbanks, a global manufacturer of power testing equipment, marked the official opening of its new factory in Burton-upon-Trent in early July.

First ‘year in review’ report emphasises success of ‘Healthy Places’ programme

The recent expansion of NHS Property Services’ ‘Healthy Places’ Programme has been marked with the release of its first ‘year in review.’

Construction begins on ‘world-class’ cancer centre and research hub

Building work has begun on a new £30.5 million cancer diagnostic and treatment centre in Guildford, Surrey.

BPR and Medclair seal mobile nitrous oxide conversion system deal

Gas control specialist, BPR Medical, and Medclair, a Sweden-based specialist in safe nitrous oxide use, have signed an agreement that gives BPR exclusive rights to supply Medclair’s mobile nitrous oxide conversion technology in the UK and Ireland.

MAT UCV systems for North London charity hospital’s new theatres

Four new UCV operating theatre suites at North London’s St John and St Elizabeth Hospital – one of the country’s largest independent charity hospitals – feature Medical Air Technology’s ‘energy-efficient’ ECO-flow ultraclean ventilation (UCV) systems.

‘State-of-the-art’ theatres installed at Galway’s Merlin Park Hospital

Two new elective orthopaedic theatres at Merlin Park University Hospital in Galway have been equipped with Bender’s ‘state-of-the-art’ operating theatre equipment, advanced medical IT power systems, and residual current monitoring devices.

Sustainability high on the agenda at CSC’s Autumn Study Day

Incorporating sustainability into healthcare buildings, and ways to demonstrate ‘practical sustainability’ in the decontamination of reusable surgical instruments, will be very much on the agenda at the Central Sterilising Club’s Autumn Study Day on 10 October at Manchester Central.

Energy savings increasing at Royal Berkshire Hospital

Veolia says it is now increasing energy savings at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading following a 15-year extension to its existing contract.

Young women gain valuable insight into engineering careers

A group of 18 young women have gained an insight into engineering careers through a workshop exploring the challenges of designing a future-proof hospital.

NHSPS publishes three-year ‘Green Plan’

NHS Property Services (NHSPS) has today (22 June) published its first three-year Green Plan, ‘to transform estates to mitigate the impact of climate change, and drive the NHS to achieve Net Zero carbon status by 2040’.

High quality furniture for new Skye community hospital

Healthcare furniture specialist, Deanestor, has delivered a second hospital fit-out project in the Scottish Highlands.

Ensuring a ‘seamless switch’ to higher efficiency water heaters

With updates to Approved Document L of the Building Regulations ruling out non-condensing direct-fired water heaters having just come into force, the hot water industry will be instrumental in ensuring ‘a seamless switch’ to higher efficiency condensing water heaters.

Purpose-built pacing theatre goes live at Countess of Chester

Cardiac rhythm management and bradycardia pacemaker implantation services have been enhanced for patients at the Countess of Chester Hospital in Chester with the installation of a new Alphenix Sky ceiling-mounted C-arm there.

Gothenburg gets ‘world’s first’ optical linen sorting technology

Östra Sjukhuset in Gothenburg, one of four sites that form Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Sweden’s largest university hospital, claims to be ‘setting the global standard in sustainable hospital waste and linen management’ after appointing Envac to install its optical linen sorting technology as part of a major modernisation programme.

Infection control measures could save up to £23 billion annually

Government must ‘seize the post-pandemic opportunity’ to mandate long-term improvements to infection control in commercial, public, and residential buildings ‘to reduce the transmission of future waves of COVID-19, new pandemics, seasonal influenza, and other infectious diseases’.

Emerging leaders wanted as first members of new UK Young Academy

The first UK-wide national Young Academy – a network of early career researchers and professionals – is being launched today (14 June).

'Run-down buildings’ jeopardising patient safety and performance targets, Confederation says

Patient safety, and the NHS’s ability to drive down waiting lists and hit performance targets, are being ‘severely hampered’ because the NHS has been ‘plagued by one of the worst records for capital investment in the OECD over the past decade’.

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