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