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Groundworks completed on Oldham CDC’s new Endoscopy Unit

MTX has completed complex groundworks for the new Endoscopy unit in Phase 2 of the new Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust (NCA) Community Diagnostic Centre (CDC) in Oldham, one of the largest in the UK.

Collaboration key on Epsom ED energy efficiency upgrade

As part of scheme to upgrade the energy efficiency of the Emergency Department at Epsom Hospital in Surrey during the COVID-19 pandemic, Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust Hospital specified REHAU’s curtain walling and TOTAL70C windows.

Compliance Group and Fire Safe Services announce merger

Compliance Group, an integrated provider of safety and regulatory compliance services across electrical, fire and water, has recently announced a merger with Fire Safe Services – which will join its Fire Division to provide fire detection and alarm systems and associated services to its customers.

Call for Government to increase capital funding to repair ‘dilapidated buildings’

A new report from the NHS Confederation, Building the health of the nation: priorities for a new government, says that with the UK NHS having received lower capital investment than other healthcare systems internationally and other industries domestically, there needs to be a significant rise in NHS capital spending across the UK.

I&G engages with clinicians on new Seacroft CDC

Regional construction company, I&G, has started work on the new Community Diagnostic Centre on the Seacroft Hospital site in Leeds, which will be run by Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

Webinar will cover key aspects of healthcare ventilation design, commissioning, and operation

On 27 March 2024 from 11.00 am-12.00 pm Health Estate Journal will host a webinar with specialist engineering business, Howorth Air Technology, focusing on a range of ventilation issues of key importance to healthcare engineers.

Wireless cabinet lock for healthcare environments

Abloy UK has expanded its innovative Aperio range with the new KL100 Wireless Cabinet Lock, which it says ‘provides traceable, flexible, and secure digital access for the safekeeping of items in healthcare settings’.

Fostering mutual recognition of engineering qualifications in the UK and US

Following last summer’s announcement by Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, of an agreement to work towards mutual recognition of professional qualifications in engineering between the UK and the US, delegates from both nations have met in London for further discussions.

£1 million boost for wireless innovations ‘to improve patient care’

Trials of new wireless technologies to help improve patient care and strengthen connectivity in A&Es and ambulance bays are set to launch across seven NHS Trusts, following new funding from NHS England.

Philips Kitten Scanner helps children prepare for hospital scans

Royal Philips and United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust are partnering to provide an interactive miniature scanner to help prepare some of the county’s youngest patients for hospital scans without the need of sedation or a general anaesthetic.

Trio of new St Albans City Hospital theatres set to open this winter

New operating theatres and shorter waiting times are on the horizon for patients from Hertfordshire and west Essex, with work in full swing for a new regional health facility in St Albans.

DTGen partners with TEDOM for CHP

UK power generation specialist, DTGen, has struck a partnership with cogeneration expert, TEDOM, for the supply of combined heat and power (CHP) equipment.

Medtech company’s ‘early warning’ system could speed diagnosis

Presymptom Health, a ‘medtech company and pioneer of a portfolio of AI-driven early diagnostic tests for infection and sepsis’, has been selected to join the Innovative Devices Access Pathway (IDAP) pilot – a new pathway designed to ensure that technology is helping UK patients as quickly as possible.

Report cites ‘failure to grow and invest’ in primary and community health services

The authors of a new report from The King’s Fund, ‘Making care closer to home a reality’, say failure to grow and invest in primary and community health and care services – despite successive governments stating a commitment to this agenda – is ‘one of the most significant and long-running policy failures of the past 30 years’.

UK firm ‘ignites interest’ with ‘unique’ electrical fire suppression device

The supplier of a compact ‘ground-breaking’ fire suppression device ‘says it could be poised to help extinguish the second-most common UK cause of fires – electrical fires – ‘in seconds’,

‘One-stop’ urology investigation and treatment centre ‘transforming patient experience’

‘From cutting edge technology to calm and spacious surroundings’, a new £8 m Urology Investigation and Treatment Centre at Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath is transforming the care and experience of patients with urology conditions, says University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust.

Every building should be treated as ‘high-risk’, says BESA

Many contractors are still ignoring safety regulations despite repeated warnings that measures introduced by the Building Safety Act are already in place and affect every project, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA).

Raigmore hospital welcomes Scotland’s first of its kind ‘pop-up’ solar car park and EV charging hub

3ti, which claims to be UK's leading designer, installer, funder, and operator of solar car parks, has completed the installation of a Papilio3 pop-up solar car park and electric vehicle (EV) charging hub at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness.

Kidney services now provided closer to home for Milton Keynes patients

A new renal dialysis unit in Milton Keynes run by Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (OUH) has officially opened, providing specialist services for kidney patients closer to home.

Planning permission granted for Ashurst Hospital redevelopment

Ashurst Hospital near Southampton is set to receive a major new build and refurbishment scheme after achieving full planning permission.

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