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Leeds Trust the UK’s first to officially be ‘Carbon Literate’

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust says it has become the UK's first NHS hospital Trust to officially become’ Carbon Literate’, allowing it ‘to take an important step towards its goal of becoming one of the UK’s greenest NHS Trusts’.

Mobile cancer treatment unit with extendable sides

A mobile cancer care unit which can be extended hydraulically from its sides to create two consultation rooms has been launched and is being used to provide treatment to patients in the West Yorkshire.

Bacteria eliminated via ‘pioneering’ door handle

A Glasgow-based company is producing a ‘pioneering’ hygienic door handle which it says ‘eliminates bugs within seconds, reducing the cross-transmission of infectious bacteria and viruses’.

Engineering regulator updates industry-wide risk guidance

The Engineering Council, the regulatory body for the engineering profession in the UK, has issued updated Guidance on Risk for the engineering profession, which it says it is suitable for engineering professionals ‘at all career stages'.

'Setting a new standard' for healthcare ventilation

Independent air movement specialist, Gilberts Blackpool, has published research into the most ‘effective, healthy way’ to ventilate in operating theatres.

Budget Speech confirms rise in healthcare resource spending

In an Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021 speech to Parliament today (Wednesday 27 October), Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, noted that investment was growing, public services were improving, public finances were ‘stabilising’, and wages were rising.

Helping Trusts implement their decarbonisation plans

A partnership to help NHS Trusts develop and implement their decarbonisation strategies has been launched, as senior NHS leaders say that decarbonising the NHS estate is ‘fundamentally not complex’, but that more data and greater guidance are needed.

Trust’s praise for new Innovation Centre

Modular construction specialist, Darwin Group, has delivered a new Innovation Centre for Stoke Mandeville Hospital, in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.

Investment in estates consultancy strengthens Sewell Group portfolio

Sewell Group has announced its investment in Community Ventures Partnerships as part of its ‘strategic growth plans’ across the North of England, allowing it to expand its footprint in estates management consultancy.

‘Next generation’ health centre opens in East London

Goodman’s Fields, a new-build health and wellbeing centre in East London, designed and delivered by AECOM, has officially opened, providing a ‘next generation’ primary care facility.

Latest ERIC returns show rises in estate running and backlog costs

In 2020/2021 the total cost of running the NHS estate in England was £10.2 billion – a 4.8 per cent increase on 2019/20, with total energy usage from all sources across this estate 11.4 billion kWh, 1.6 per higher than in the previous year.

Survey to examine ‘masculinity in engineering’ issues

Suicide is the biggest killer of men under 50, and male construction workers are almost four times more likely to take their own life than the average of those working in any other industry or profession.

Planning application submitted for new Cambridge Children’s Hospital

A new Cambridge Children’s Hospital has taken another step forward with the submission of a planning application to Cambridge City Council for the early designs.

Significant upgrades completed at three Kent Urgent Treatment Centres

Three Kent hospitals have seen significant upgrades to convert their Minor Injury Units into Urgent Treatment Centres to provide additional medical space and modern facilities with support from property and construction specialist, Ingleton Wood.

Three new staff for Mott MacDonald’s Healthcare team

Mott MacDonald has made three new appointments to its UK Healthcare team – Steven Bentley as Healthcare technical lead, Alison Ryan as deputy Healthcare technical lead, and Andy Witchell as Strategy and Development lead for Health.

Vernacare invest £1.3 m to increase sustainable wet wipe production

A £1.3 m investment at Vernacare’s flagship manufacturing facility in Chorley into an additional ‘state-of-the-art’ wet wipes machine, which came on stream on 1 September, will significantly increase manufacturing capacity at the facility.

Masterkey system’s benefits shown at Bath facility

The Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust is the latest healthcare organisation to benefit from Triton2, a patented, high-security masterkey system from Assa Abloy.

Specialist ‘tech company’ appoints new CEO with eye on business growth

Sewell Estates has announced Claire Harrison as the new CEO of Parallel Data Intelligence.

Fusion21 announces £750 m Decarbonisation Framework

Procurement organisation and social enterprise, Fusion21, has announced the launch of its national Decarbonisation Framework, worth up to £750 million over a four-year period, and is now inviting bids from interested SMEs and contractors.

Laboratory water dispenser launched

Veolia Water Technologies UK (VWT UK) says its new PURELAB water dispenser for use with selected ELGA laboratory VWT UK Type I and 2 laboratory water purification systems is ‘ideal for those operating within busy laboratories’.

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