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Scientists and engineers join forces to champion building ventilation

An international awareness campaign to promote ‘the critical role of better building ventilation’ in supporting health, wellbeing, and productivity, has been launched by a coalition of scientists, academics, engineering bodies, and environmental activists.

Major reforms to NHS ‘tech’ agenda accelerated

Patients will benefit from more streamlined care, and be able to make more informed choices about how and where they access treatment, after plans to transform NHS data sharing were brought forward, the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) says.

MTX team walks, runs, and rides across Peru to support FC Community Trust

Employees from Wilmslow-based specialist in Modern Methods of Construction and fast-track building, MTX, are walking, running, and riding, over 1200 kms across Peru in a ‘virtual challenge’ to raise funds for Stockport County Football Club’s Community Trust Health & Well-Being Programme.

Key issues identified for those disproportionately affected by health inequalities

The findings of new research commissioned by NHS Property Services (NHSPS), and published today, 25 October, reveal what matters most to 10 different communities ‘disproportionately affected by health inequalities’ when they access and use repurposed NHS community spaces.

Ophthalmic theatre will help IOW Trust clear backlog

ModuleCo Healthcare (MCH) has handed over a new ophthalmic theatre – built using modern methods of construction – to St Mary’s Hospital in Newport on the Isle of Wight.

England’s health and care system currently ‘gridlocked’, CQC assessment concludes

England’s health and care system is ‘gridlocked and unable to operate effectively’, according to the Care Quality Commission’s latest annual assessment, based on CQC inspection activity, information received from the public, and those who deliver care, ‘alongside other evidence’.

Next steps for Apollo Protocol to be revealed at live launch

The team behind The Apollo Protocol white paper, which calls for a common language across digital twins, are to reveal details of how they will begin to set up The Apollo Forum at a live streamed launch event on 25 October.

£16 m Hereford elective surgical hub gets green light

A new £16 million Elective Surgical Hub at Hereford County Hospital has moved another step closer, with the design now submitted for planning approval.

Interfurn announces name change at Healthcare Estates 2022

Interfurn Medical Systems chose early October’s Healthcare Estates 2022 conference and exhibition to introduce its new name and brand, Medexs UK, to the healthcare estates and facilities management sector visitors attending the flagship annual IHEEM event.

Over £800 million to boost innovation and growth, and improve patient safety

The Government has announced that over £800 million of funding, to be allocated by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR), will go to support specialist research facilities bringing together scientists to create an environment where experimental medicine and patient safety research can thrive.

Advanced and intuitive theatre control panel highlighted in Manchester

Early October’s Healthcare Estates 2022 exhibition saw Bender UK highlight its recently introduced COMTRAXX CP9 24” glass theatre control panel, ‘a sleek and sophisticated method of controlling the entire operating theatre from a central location’.

Medical gas alarm panel with ‘Call hospital engineer’ function

A new medical gas alarm panel incorporating a ‘Call hospital engineer’ feature to summon help from healthcare engineering personnel should, for instance, gas pressure become concerningly low in any part of a hospital, was unveiled by Shire Controls at this year’s Healthcare Estates exhibition.

Framework will see electronic devices repaired

The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Commercial Procurement Services has awarded public sector specialist, Kingsfield IT, to its new National Framework Agreement, ‘to provide a sustainable and cost-effective method for extending the lifecycle of electronic devices to workers across the UK’.

Rooftop helipad ‘first’ completed at Greater Manchester Major Trauma Hospital

BAM has completed what it says is the first rooftop helipad in the country with direct access to emergency services.

Final phase of Monkwearmouth Hospital redevelopment begins

Monkwearmouth Development (MDL) – a joint venture between Sir Robert McAlpine Capital Ventures (SRMCV) and Argon Property Development Solutions (APDS) – has been awarded the task of delivering a new entrance and ‘state-of-the-art’ office building at Monkwearmouth Hospital in Sunderland.

MWD Healthcare to build Derriford’s new £126 m Urgent and Emergency Care Centre

MWD Healthcare has been appointed to build a new purpose-built Urgent and Emergency Care Centre at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth for University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust, in its first NHS ProCure23 win.

Students invited to bring winning hospital designs to life

Five school teams who reached the final of a national competition designed to get more young people into science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) careers have been offered the chance to have their winning designs turned into real tools to help children in hospital.

MMC-built ward at Forth Valley will enable an extra 1,500 operations annually

A new 30-bed ward is being designed and built at Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert by modular construction specialist, Portakabin.

Patient services ‘future-proofed’ through AI-assisted CT partnership

University Hospital Crosshouse in Kilmarnock in south-west Scotland has installed two new AI-assisted CT scanners into its Medical Imaging Department 'to future-proof diagnostic imaging services for local and regional patients'.

Non-heavy-metal antimicrobial technology for water-based coatings

Microban International has launched LapisShield, a novel, non-heavy-metal technology designed to ‘seamlessly integrate antimicrobial functionality into any water-based coating formulation’.

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