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Three-storey ward block complete in a single year at Norwich hospital

Utilising Modern Methods of Construction (MMC), MTX has delivered an impressive three-storey ward block to Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

LSI designs IPC simulation suite for GAMA Healthcare

LSI Architects has designed a training facility for infection prevention and control specialist, GAMA Healthcare, that simulates a live hospital environment, so it can offer ‘bespoke’ training for NHS nurses and other healthcare IPC professionals.

New leadership for construction of 48 new hospitals

Natalie Forrest, until recently CEO of Chase Farm Hospital – where she successfully led operational and clinical teams to design a ‘ground-breaking new hospital’– has been appointed to lead the Government's plans to build 48 new hospitals by 2030.

Bender UK equips new £2.5 m Royal Lancaster modular theatre

A new £2.5 million modular theatre and recovery area at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary, manufactured offsite by ModuleCo, delivered in sections, and craned into place, is equipped with safe, resilient critical care power from Bender UK.

International acclaim for Hull’s ‘pioneering’ Integrated Care Centre

A ‘pioneering’ Integrated Care Centre (ICC), built to transform care for the elderly in Hull, has won the Best Social Infrastructure Project (including healthcare) in the Partnership Awards 2020.

St James’s Hospital enters Irish healthcare’s ‘largest-scale’ EPC

St James’s Hospital in Dublin has signed a new Energy Performance Contract (EPC) with Veolia in partnership with the Carbon and Energy Fund Ireland (CEFI).

Interfurn continues growth with ‘strategic appointment’

With the continuing expansion of Interfurn’s operations and team, the company has announced the recent appointment of Jay Aujla to the newly created role of regional manager (South) to increase its sales network in the UK.

Voice-activated nurse call alarm at Maidenhead hospice

Austco has installed its latest IP-based nurse call system, Tacera, in a form that incorporates a speech recognition feature – obviating the need for patients to press a button when they need help – at Thames Hospice's new facility near Maidenhead.

Vodafone UK ‘opens up new markets for IoT growth’ with new services

Vodafone UK – which claims healthcare is a key market that can benefit from such technology – has launched IoT.nxt – a new range of Vodafone services which it says will support UK businesses in the adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) systems.

Speller Metcalfe to build Forest of Dean community hospital

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust (GHC) has confirmed that construction firm, Speller Metcalfe, has been appointed to build the new community hospital in Cinderford, following an extensive competitive tendering process.

Minister opens County Antrim Nightingale hospital

Northern Ireland Health Minister, Robin Swann, has officially opened Northern Ireland's second Nightingale Hospital in County Antrim.

Avidicare delivers 35 Opragon systems to New Malmö Hospital

A customer for over 12 years, the county of Scania in Sweden has placed an order for 35 Opragon ventilation systems from Avidicare for the Department of Surgery at the 10-storey, 110,000 m2 New Malmö Hospital via its HVAC partner, Assemblin AB.

Grange University Hospital opening marks ‘pivotal point in healthcare

The £350m Grange University Hospital (GUH) in Gwent in South Wales opened to patients on 17 November, four months ahead of schedule, in a bid to help the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board (ABUHB) respond to winter pressures and COVID-19.

Bespoke modular COVID-19 testing building contract ‘doubled’ to 50

The multi-million pound contract awarded to offsite construction specialists, Premier Modular, to provide bespoke modular buildings for COVID19 testing has been doubled to 50 sites across the UK.

Nottingham ‘partnership initiative’ finds suitable housing

During the pandemic a health and housing scheme in Nottingham is, proponents say, ‘showing the value of partnership work’ in supporting residents to find good quality housing that helps them stay healthy, and reduces unnecessary time in hospital.

'From Green Plan to Green Action'

How NHS Trusts can ‘turn compliance into an opportunity’ – via an effective ‘Green Plan’ – will be the subject of a webinar presented by Inenco Group, to be held at 11.00 am on 26 November in association with HEJ.

‘COVID-secure’ ready-to-use coffee shop

Hospitals no longer need worry about the ‘expense, stress, and time’ of installing a full coffee shop, with the launch by Peabodys Coffee of 'a completely self-contained, compact pod specifically designed with new pandemic safety measures’.

ISG to build Royal Marsden’s new Sutton cancer centre

ISG has been awarded a circa £50 million project to build The Oak Cancer Centre at The Royal Marsden in London.

Major upgrade for Birmingham’s children's and women’s services

Birmingham is set to benefit from two new family-centred hospital buildings, with the local NHS Foundation Trust having awarded a design and technical consultancy service contract to architectural practice, BDP.

NHS England endorses a ‘manufacturing-led approach’ to construction

New policy guidance issued to NHS estates directors states that adopting a ‘manufacturing-led approach’ to the design and construction of new projects will offer the greatest opportunity to improve efficiency and productivity across the estate.

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