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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’.

First new mental health ward at Worcester Royal Hospital opens

The £400 million nation-wide ‘dormitory elimination’ initiative is making progress in Worcestershire, as the programme strives to improve the quality of mental health wards in hospitals.

BAM businesses set ambitious Net Zero targets for 2026

BAM’s UK & Ireland businesses have set an ambitious carbon target to become Net Zero in their direct operations by 2026, and are ruling out counting electricity from green energy tariffs towards their Net Zero emissions.

NTH Solutions launches ‘intelligent thermostat’ to help Trusts meet Net Zero carbon targets

As the NHS works towards being carbon-neutral by 2045, NTH Solutions, an NHS subsidiary of North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, has piloted an ‘intelligent thermostat’ – Coolnomix – that attaches to air-conditioning units to help improve their efficiency.

Portakabin completes specialist theatres at famous burns hospital

Modular building specialist, Portakabin, has completed two specialist theatres to boost capacity at East Grinstead’s Queen Victoria Hospital, complete with a central plant room, following consultation with the Trust’s team.

BESA celebrates apprentice achievements

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has unveiled the shortlists for its national apprenticeship and outstanding achievement awards, with the winners to be announced as part of the Association’s relaunched and revamped National Awards on 20 October in London.

UK’s ‘most thermally efficient stone wool for cavity walls’ launched

Rockwool says its new NyRock Cavity Slab 032 provides specifiers with a low lambda, non-combustible stone wool slab for full and partial fill masonry cavities that enables a thinner wall construction.

Battery energy storge solution for EV charging sites

Mobilize Power Solutions, an electric vehicle charging specialist and part of Renault Group, has partnered with Connected Energy to offer customers a solution to locate battery energy storage units at EV charging sites.

Property security specialist VPS Group acquires security outsourcing expert

VPS Group, the property protection specialist, has confirmed the acquisition of Nexus National Security Network, a UK ‘security outsourcing expert’.

Kohler expands distributor partnership with WB Power Services

Following the success of its authorised distributor partnership with Kohler, WB Power Services has announced the expansion of the arrangement, which now gives the critical power provider exclusive rights to service all data centres in England, Scotland, and Wales.

Work starts on £10.5 m Derbyshire integrated health hub

Kier has been appointed by Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust and East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust to deliver a new integrated health hub in Bakewell in Derbyshire for people living in the town and the Derbyshire Dales.

New interventional radiology suite at Wrexham Maelor

A new Interventional Radiology suite within the Radiology Department at Wrexham Maelor Hospital will help reduce the number of scans that patients need before a procedure.

Making homes, premises, and public places more accessible to people living with dementia

Experts from the University of Stirling have created a new tool which they say was developed ‘to support families, businesses, and professionals, to make homes, premises, and public places, more accessible to an ageing population and those living with dementia’.

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