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MP opens £1.5 m healthcare simulation facilities

Paulette Hamilton, the MP for Birmingham Erdington, has officially opened new healthcare simulation facilities at Aston Medical School and School of Optometry, which include medical simulation rooms with high-fidelity mannequins for students to practice real-life scenarios on.

MMC techniques speed theatre’s completion at Yeovil hospital

Modern Methods of Construction are being employed by MTX to achieve faster and more efficient completion of a new general surgery operating theatre at Yeovil District Hospital.

Government strategy highlights value of FM, says BESA

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has welcomed the government’s first comprehensive strategy for facilities management (FM).

Radar Healthcare wins Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust tender

Following a competitive tender, Radar Healthcare has won the contract to supply Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust with its award-winning risk management and compliance software across the Trust’s five main hospitals and community services.

Ground breaking held to launch first stage of £1.27 m improvements at Kettering General

Stepnell has announced its first project win through SCAPE, one of the UK’s leading public sector procurement authorities, in a new £1.27 m scheme will see it undertake a variety of improvements for Kettering General Hospital (KGH) NHS Foundation Trust in Northamptonshire – starting with a waiting area and adjoining landscaped garden for breast cancer patients at Kettering General Hospital.

IT solutions offered to Trusts ‘at best value’

Public sector, IT specialist, Kingsfield has been awarded ‘a coveted spot’ on the Total Technology Solutions (NOE.0552) Framework, which is designed by the North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative (NOE CPC) to provide cost-effective IT solutions to NHS Trusts across the country.

Webinar will see new ‘hybrid’ nurse call system launched

On Wednesday 30 November 2022, at 11.00 am, Courtney-Thorne will launch its new CONNECT HEALTH hybrid nurse call system, an HTM 08-03-compliant system that utilises Category 1 radio technology and a hybrid wired/wireless approach, and is designed to meet both the highest compliance standards, and the demands of nursing personnel in acute healthcare settings.

Rwanda and UK Governments join IFC to advance Africa cold chain progress

Government representatives from Rwanda and the UK have joined the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to sign a Statement of Cooperation at COP27 to help accelerate scaling up of innovative cooling technologies in Africa through the Africa Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Cooling and Cold-Chain (ACES).

Archus strengthens leadership team as part of ambitious growth plans

Healthcare infrastructure specialist, Archus, has strengthened its leadership team with the appointment of Shane Dineen (pictured) as managing director, and Victoria Head as Commercial and Performance director.

Boxing fitness classes funded prove ‘a knockout idea’ for NHS staff

NHS staff in Cheshire have been raising fitness levels and boosting their confidence by taking part in boxing training sessions supported by MTX, a specialist in Modern Methods of Construction which ‘fast-tracks’ the creation of new hospital facilities.

'Revolutionary’ flushing control wins at BMA Sustainability Awards

Provider of commercial washroom water management solutions, Cistermiser, won the award for Water Efficiency at the recent Bathroom Manufacturers Association’s Sustainability Awards 2022 for its EasyflushEVO product.

Great grandfather hails ‘magical garden’ at North Manchester General Hospital

A Failsworth great-grandfather who officially opened a new garden for patients and staff at North Manchester General Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) has described it as ‘magical’.

Alasdair Coates steps down as Engineering Council CEO

After nearly six years of service to the Engineering Council, Alasdair Coates BEng (Hons), MSc, CEng, FICE, MCIHT, CMIOSH, has decided to retire from the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Toolkit launched to help GP practices improve their buildings

FTSE 250-listed real estate investment trust, Assura, has launched a ‘toolkit’ to help GP practices improve their buildings, and the physical environment for people with disabilities and conditions such as dementia, neurodiversity. and anxiety.

Assa Abloy Opening Solutions launches ‘revolutionary’ BIM mobile app

Assa Abloy Opening Solutions UK & Ireland has launched its new Openings Studio Mobile App, which it says ‘allows users to manage buildings as a holistic system’.

Topping out celebration for Leeds’ new pathology laboratory

The roof of the new, ‘state-of-the-art’ Pathology Laboratory at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust’s St James’s Hospital site is now complete, marking another significant milestone in the delivery of a project which is set to support improvements in diagnostic testing across the region.

‘NHS waiting lists won’t fall unless we fix ventilation’, campaigners say

The first ever World Ventilation Day (www.worldventil8day.com) earlier this week (on 8 November) highlighted what the proponents say is ‘the growing public health crisis linked to poorly ventilated buildings’.

Plans for Oriel eye care research and education centre approved

Plans for Oriel, a new ‘state-of-the-art’ eye care, research, and education centre on the site of London’s St Pancras Hospital, have been given the green light.

Amey picks up the baton to help support young people in to work

Amey, a national provider of critical facilities and asset management services, is launching its own version of the Kickstart programme after signing up to the initiative in 2020.

Veolia’s £27 m energy management contract at Eastbourne DGH

Global resource management company, Veolia, working through its specialist energy team, has been awarded a £27 m energy management contract to upgrade the 459-bedded Eastbourne District General Hospital, part of East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust.

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