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.
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.
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’s Engineering division has secured a second contract to support the ongoing expansion of NHS Golden Jubilee in Clydebank in Scotland.
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’.
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 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’.
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.
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'.
Independent air movement specialist, Gilberts Blackpool, has published research into the most ‘effective, healthy way’ to ventilate in operating theatres.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.