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Wolfson Economics Prize 2021 awarded for radical hospital concept

The £250,000 Wolfson Economics Prize 2021 has been awarded to Ab Rogers Design and its ‘Living Systems’ submission at a gala dinner in London.

Flat roofing upgrade includes solar panel installation

As part of an ongoing commitment to reducing its carbon emissions, Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has upgraded the flat roofing over its original Community Hospital buildings with insulation and photovoltaic panels.

New hospitals for Leeds ‘set for a sustainable future’

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust says it has set an ambition ‘to meet new standards for greener and more sustainable hospitals in the UK’, as part of its ‘Hospitals of the Future’, which will see the two new ‘state-of-the-art’ hospitals built.

NG Bailey again supporting Clydebank facility’s expansion

NG Bailey’s Engineering division has secured a second contract to support the ongoing expansion of NHS Golden Jubilee in Clydebank in Scotland.

MBH Corporation set to acquire Approved Air

MBH Corporation, a ‘diversified investment holding company’, has agreed terms for the acquisition of Somerset-based Approved Air, which provides validation/verification testing of medical facilities to ensure HTM compliance.

Fully serviced lease option ‘removes expansion barriers’

MTX, the Modern Methods of Construction building specialist, describes its new FLEX Full-Service Lease Extensions service as ‘a rapid solution to increase clinical capacity which is both flexible and accessible’.

Key healthcare appointment for ‘digital transformation specialist’

Agilisys, the ‘digital transformation’ specialist for the public sector, has announced the appointment of Claire Darbyshire as head of its Social Care and Health Technology Practice.

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.

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