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Scottish healthcare facilities’ replacement windows get warm welcome

Issues with ageing timber windows at Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy, a 300-bed acute facility, and learning disability hospital, Lynebank Hospital in Dunfermline, have seen the operator of both sites, NHS Fife, replace them with REHAU PVCu units.

Modular ward at George Eliot delivered in just 14 weeks

When George Eliot Hospital in Nuneaton required a new 30-bed ward for orthopaedic elective and general elective patients as part of the George Eliot Hospital Trust’s five-year estate strategy, Wernick Buildings was appointed.

An eye to improved care at Musgrove Park

ModuleCo is ‘just weeks’ from installing a new ophthalmic operating theatre suite for the Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, to provide providing improved ophthalmology services for patients at its Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton.

DTGen 'on standby' for the health sector

Power generation specialist, DTGen, has been appointed by Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust to supply and install the standby power solution for a new emergency care building at Southend Hospital.

Bender expands healthcare maintenance services

Bender UK says its ‘forward-thinking healthcare team’ members have ‘progressed to become leading clinical specialists’, alongside possessing ‘a core expertise in medical IT power’.

Circle Birmingham hospital built at ‘30 per cent lower cost’

Bryden Wood has designed a new hospital for Circle Health Group in Edgbaston which ‘combines form and function to boost clinical outcomes’, and ‘reinvents hospital design’ by being delivered at 30 per cent lower cost than 'comparable hospitals'.

Intastop’s £200,000 investment already ‘driving greater efficiencies’

Intastop, a manufacturer and supplier of door and wall protective products, anti-ligature and access, seals, and acoustic products, for markets including healthcare – has invested £200,000 in its design, manufacturing, and assembly functions.

UK Health Security Agency to ‘lead response to future health threats'

A new UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) ‘to plan for, prevent, and respond to external health threats such as infectious diseases’, will be led by current Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England, Dr Jenny Harries, the Government has announced.

Isopharm launches ‘bite-sized’ CPD training

Isopharm will in May launch online training for sterile services, endoscopy, decontamination, and validation engineers, ‘offering a platform where all levels of staff can access a vast array of training modules written by industry experts’.

Barnsley Hospital’s new multi-million pound children’s unit

Illingworth & Gregory (I&G) has completed a new £3.4 million Children’s Emergency Department and Assessment Unit at Barnsley Hospital, ‘paving the way for an improved experience for children and families’.

MTX starts work on £29 m John Radcliffe critical care facility

Modular building specialist, MTX Contracts, has begun work at Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital to erect a new 48-bed critical care building, which will triple the number of ICU beds there.

Healthcare provision ‘in a pandemic and beyond’

Brandon Medical says it is ‘here to offer operating theatre and critical care bedspace equipment, design, planning, and maintenance’.

New framework for Scottish healthcare construction projects launched

Health Facilities Scotland (HFS) has launched ‘Frameworks Scotland 3’, for delivery of new-build, refurbishment, and backlog maintenance projects across NHS Scotland.

Stericycle UK opens its largest alternative treatment plant in Europe

Stericycle UK has opened an alternative treatment plant in Telford, Shropshire, to process clinical waste generated in the UK – including testing materials, sharps, hospital waste, and, in some cases, PPE created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

BES wins design and construction contract for medical device facility

BES, the specialist in design and construction of ‘technically complex environments’ for the pharmaceutical, healthcare, and advanced scientific sectors, has won contract for a global medical device manufacturing facility located near Glasgow.

‘Urgent and radical reform’ to social care needed, 'coalition' says

A poll of politicians from across the political spectrum carried out by YouGov on behalf of the Health for Care coalition reveals that ‘nine out of 10’ MPs say local government has insufficient resource to meet the growing need for social care.

£250,000 prize competition seeks to ‘revolutionise hospital design'

A competition to win what the organisers say is the world’s second biggest cash economics prize is now formally open, seeking planning and design ideas that will ‘radically improve’ hospital care in the UK and around the world.

Supporting endoscopy unit transformation

Althea UK and Ireland has launched an ‘Endoscopy Transformation Service’ aimed at NHS and private hospitals ‘striving to meet the demands on their endoscopy services related to increasing demand and the latest regulatory requirements’.

Clinical waste management e-learning for healthcare EFM personnel

An e-learning programme for healthcare estates and facilities staff, reportedly one of the UK’s first of its kind for the healthcare sector, and developed by clinical waste management company, Stericycle, has been launched after a successful trial.

Webinar to focus on combating retrograde contamination in POU filters

Effective ways to combat retrograde contamination in point-of-use filters will be the subject of the first webinar of 2021 to be held in association with Health Estate Journal, presented by three water hygiene specialists from Aqua free Solution.

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