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.
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 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, a global manufacturer of power testing equipment, marked the official opening of its new factory in Burton-upon-Trent in early July.
The recent expansion of NHS Property Services’ ‘Healthy Places’ Programme has been marked with the release of its first ‘year in review.’
Building work has begun on a new £30.5 million cancer diagnostic and treatment centre in Guildford, Surrey.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Veolia says it is now increasing energy savings at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading following a 15-year extension to its existing contract.
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.
Healthcare furniture specialist, Deanestor, has delivered a second hospital fit-out project in the Scottish Highlands.
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.
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.
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.
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’.
The first UK-wide national Young Academy – a network of early career researchers and professionals – is being launched today (14 June).
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’.