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Minister opens West Yorkshire’s new ‘state-of-the-art’ pathology laboratory

A ‘cutting-edge pathology’ laboratory at Leeds’s St James’ University Hospital designed to serve patients across West Yorkshire has been officially opened by the Minister of State for Health and Secondary Care, Will Quince.

Develop unveils ‘new look’ Derby training centre following £500,000 refurb

Develop, ‘one of the UK’s leading accredited providers’ of compliance, technical, and safety training, has unveiled its ‘new look’ training centre in Derby following an extensive refurbishment.

Modular build specialist expands in Ireland as it targets healthcare sector growth

The expansion of global modular building specialist, Volumetric Building Companies, continues with the opening of its first operation in Ireland, which it says will be an international centre of excellence for MMC to serve Irish, UK, European, and global markets.

New Ulster Hospital ED opens to patients

Designed by Avanti Architects, and located within the hospital's award-winning Acute Services Block, the new Ulster Hospital Emergency Department has opened its doors to the public.

Lexica’s Property Consultancy team strengthens North West presence

Lexica, a specialist consultancy supporting health and life sciences organisations in the UK and internationally, has appointed Yogesh Luhar as Associate Director to its Property Consultancy team.

Unite calls for urgent RAAC risk-register in NHS

Unite, one of Britain’s leading trade unions, has called on all NHS organisations to urgently establish a risk register for reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC) that may have been used in buildings across the NHS estate.

‘Green light’ for £105 m National Rehabilitation Centre

For the first time, the UK will have a National Rehabilitation Centre (NRC), following Government approval for the plans announced on 21 September.

Tilbury Douglas completes Aintree hospital ED extension

Tilbury Douglas has successfully completed the £20.5 m extension of the Emergency Department and theatre suite at Aintree University Hospital for Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Merger will see one of Europe’s largest bathroom product manufacturers created

Villeroy & Boch AG has signed binding agreements to acquire operating companies in the Ideal Standard Group.

The two companies says they are are ‘a strong strategic fit’ given their regional presence, sales strategies, and product and brand portfolios, ‘laying the foundations for a stronger market position and additional growth’. In an industry with global growth potential, the integrated company will, after completion of the transaction, join the ranks of Europe’s biggest manufacturers of bathroom products.

NHS could lose out on £1 bn of savings without fast 5G roll-out

Research commissioned by Vodafone has found the NHS will lose out on £1 billion of savings every year if 5G is not rolled out quickly across the UK.

Move into GMMTH now well under way

The move into the new Greater Manchester Major Trauma Hospital (GMMTH) is now well underway, with teams working to safely prepare the building for our patients and service-users.

Bristol West MP opens University’s new £36 m Dental School

The University of Bristol’s new purpose-designed Dental School has been officially opened by Bristol West MP and Shadow Culture Minister, Thangam Debbonaire.

Childrens’ day treatment centre opens to patients

Evelina London Children’s Hospital has welcomed patients to its new Children’s Day Treatment Centre.

Develop ‘seeking the next generation of inspirational trainers’

Develop Training, one of the UK’s leading accredited providers of compliance, technical, and safety training, has recently launched its new talent development programme, which it says ‘seeks to encourage skilled individuals from across the utility sector to become industry-leading trainers and help inspire the next generation of talent’.

Sustainable travel plan for Great Ormond Street Hospital redevelopment

The redevelopment of Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital will improve the facilities and access to vital care for children and young people affected by cancer.

RO Group appoints first head of Sustainability

The RO Group has appointed Ana Bajri as its first head of Sustainability.

A technical expert in the property sector, her experience lies in real estate and the built environment, with a strong record of understanding and navigating ESG issues in a commercial environment.

Abloy UK launch facilitates offline access control management

Abloy UK has launched Incedo Offline, an extension to the Incedo ecosystem that it says allows access to be managed both in real-time and offline at the same premises, ‘providing even greater control and flexibility’ for Security and Facilities managers.

Healthcare organisations’ Net Zero plans ‘blown off track’ by energy crisis

Eighty-five per cent of business leaders within the UK and Ireland’s healthcare sectors believe the ‘energy crisis’ will impact their organisation’s ability to meet emissions reduction plans, according to research published by Schneider Electric, the specialist in ‘the digital transformation’ of energy management and automation.

COVER STORY: ‘Hands-on’ element key to training facility’s success

As a leading specialist training provider for healthcare engineering, and estates and facilities management in the UK and across the globe, Eastwood Park says it offers ‘first-class facilities, and hands-on, guided training’, to its learners.

£2.5 m pharmacy and aseptic suite completed at Weston Park Hospital

BES, the specialist in the design and delivery of complex facilities for the pharma and healthcare sectors, has completed a £2.5m project to create a new pharmacy and aseptic suite at Weston Park Hospital for the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

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