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Hospital trial shows UV sanitisers can ‘remove COVID-19’

A ‘low-cost and effective’ solution to remove COVID-19 from the air using UV sanitisers will soon be used in hospitals, after a team led by engineers from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers developed a standard to regulate them for NHS use.

An eye to the future at Chorley facility

Tilbury Douglas has completed the construction of a £19 m Day Surgery and Outpatient facility at Chorley & South Ribble Hospital in Chorley on behalf of Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Rada appoints new UK Specification Sales manager

Washroom controls specialist, Rada, has announced the appointment of Natasha Nugent as the company’s new UK Specification Sales manager.

Nymi and G+D ‘simplify critical access’ to secure workplaces

Security technology group, Giesecke+Devrient, and connected worker technology specialist, Nymi, have developed a wristband-based biometric system that gives organisations and their staff ‘convenient and secure access to their entire workplace'.

Kier claims construction first in ‘tackling modern slavery’

‘To take action against modern slavery’, Kier claims to be UK’s first contractor to train its Mental Health First Aiders (MHFAs) to spot the signs of modern slavery and exploitation.

Specialist diagnostic facility handed over at the Royal Brompton

Kier has handed over Royal Brompton Hospital’s new diagnostic centre (formerly known as the imaging centre) for Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.

Future-proofed’ orthopaedic facility delivered

George Eliot Hospital in Nuneaton has acquired an additional modular building from Wernick Buildings, to fulfil the demands for orthopaedic procedures.

£700 m to support the NHS, ‘as public urged to do their bit’

Hospitals across England will benefit from £700 m overall to expand wards, install modular theatres, and upgrade outpatient spaces and MRI and screening technology, to help reduce waiting lists, the Department of Health & Social Care has announced.

Remote designed and built data centre installed at Norwich site

Secure I.T. Environments, a UK design and build specialist for modular, containerised, and micro data centres, has handed over its latest ModCel containerised data centre to Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (NNUH).

Former Finance Director takes over as MAT MD

Barry McCurdy (pictured right), formerly Finance Director at Medical Air Technology, has taken over as Managing Director from Steve Stott (left), who has decided to ‘step back a little’ after 13 years at the helm, and becomes chairman.

Endoscopy facility project win for MTX follows earlier success

MTX, which previously delivered an A&E extension and additional office space at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn, has won a further contract from Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Foundation Trust to build it a new endoscopy unit.

Bespoke lighting for expanded Chelsea & Westminster facilities

Zumtobel Group, with its lighting brands, Zumtobel, Thorn, and acdc Lighting, has organised and supplied the concept and design, and supplied the lighting and controls for, a new Critical Care Unit (CCU) at London’s Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.

Campaign launched to ‘tackle injustices’ in construction industry

A new campaign to tackle work-related rights within the construction industry is launched this month (November), as experts say they fear ‘workers’ rights are being dismissed’.

Wolfson Economics Prize 2021 awarded for radical hospital concept

The £250,000 Wolfson Economics Prize 2021 has been awarded to Ab Rogers Design and its ‘Living Systems’ submission at a gala dinner in London.

Flat roofing upgrade includes solar panel installation

As part of an ongoing commitment to reducing its carbon emissions, Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has upgraded the flat roofing over its original Community Hospital buildings with insulation and photovoltaic panels.

New hospitals for Leeds ‘set for a sustainable future’

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust says it has set an ambition ‘to meet new standards for greener and more sustainable hospitals in the UK’, as part of its ‘Hospitals of the Future’, which will see the two new ‘state-of-the-art’ hospitals built.

NG Bailey again supporting Clydebank facility’s expansion

NG Bailey’s Engineering division has secured a second contract to support the ongoing expansion of NHS Golden Jubilee in Clydebank in Scotland.

MBH Corporation set to acquire Approved Air

MBH Corporation, a ‘diversified investment holding company’, has agreed terms for the acquisition of Somerset-based Approved Air, which provides validation/verification testing of medical facilities to ensure HTM compliance.

Fully serviced lease option ‘removes expansion barriers’

MTX, the Modern Methods of Construction building specialist, describes its new FLEX Full-Service Lease Extensions service as ‘a rapid solution to increase clinical capacity which is both flexible and accessible’.

Key healthcare appointment for ‘digital transformation specialist’

Agilisys, the ‘digital transformation’ specialist for the public sector, has announced the appointment of Claire Darbyshire as head of its Social Care and Health Technology Practice.

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