New £3.2 m dental clinic officially opens at Kenworthy Road Health Centre

A new ‘state-of-the-art’ dental facility, the Kenworthy Road Dental Clinic in East London, has been officially opened by the Interim Chief Dental Officer for England, Jason Wong, joined by representatives from Community Health Partnerships (CHP), Barts Health NHS Trust, Queen Mary University of London, and clinicians and NHS colleagues.

COVER STORY: Complementary design for a ‘unified hygienic finish’

In healthcare environments, where hygiene is critical, the design and finish of each surface matters. Trovex’s integrated product design approach encapsulates this, providing a suite of solutions that bolster hygiene standards and practicality.

Strategic refurbishment at Freeman Hospital complete

Work has completed on what the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust dubs a ‘strategically important’ ward refurbishment project at Freeman Hospital to create a care environment for that is supportive to clinical staff, and ‘reassuringly calm’ for patients.

Work completes on £4.8 m endoscopy suites at Montagu Hospital

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals (DBTH) NHS Foundation Trust has taken delivery of two new endoscopy suites at Montagu Hospital in Mexborough, following fit-out and refurbishment specialist contractor, Willmott Dixon Interiors’ reconfiguration and refurbishment over 9,000 ft2 of space within the hospital’s endoscopy ward and rotunda building.

MTX awarded £49 million Frimley Park diagnostic and imaging centre contract

The contract to build a £49 million diagnostic and imaging centre at Frimley Park Hospital in Camberley, Surrey, has been awarded to Modern Methods of Construction specialist, MTX.

BeaconMedaes to exclusively distribute ‘pioneering’ nitrous oxide detector

BeaconMedaes UK, part of the Atlas Copco Group, has announced a ‘newly-enhanced’ exclusive distribution alliance with Medclair AB, dubbing the Swedish-based company ‘a renowned innovator in the realm of nitrous oxide management systems’.

Marylebone hospital appoints Patient Safety Partner

The King Edward VII’s Hospital in Marylebone, London, has appointed Jabeen Ahmad (pictured) as its first Patient Safety Partner (PSP) as part of its ‘commitment to ensuring the highest possible standards of safety and quality of care for all patients’.

Getinge brings together chemistry and instrument decontamination in Derby

With the opening of the new facilities in St. Modwen Park Derby, Getinge is bringing together its chemistry and instrument decontamination business, and its UK sales offices, service functions, and logistics operations.

Bereavement suite named after devoted King’s midwife

A new bereavement suite for parents who have experienced baby loss has been officially opened on at King’s College Hospital by Bell Ribeiro-Addy MP.

New endoscopy unit will double Royal Gwent Hospital’s capacity

A new purpose-built ‘state-of-the art’ endoscopy unit at the Royal Gwent Hospital, designed by global multidisciplinary design practice BDP, which has just opened its doors, will provide an expanded range of endoscopy services to patients in the Gwent area using the most up-to-date equipment and facilities.

Latest NHSPS annual report highlights £45.9 m in cost savings

NHS Property Services’ latest annual report reveals that it delivered £45.9 m in cost efficiencies for the health service during 2022/23, a 4% increase on the previous year’s performance.

Aermec opens new HQ and northern European hub in Southend

Aermec CEO, Alessandro Riello, and Vice-President, Raffaella Riello, have cut the ribbon (see photo) on the new purpose-built Southend headquarters for HVAC equipment supplier, Aermec UK, which will also be a hub for northern Europe.

Dfendoor doors for Harefield heart and lung wards

In a recent project, Golden Thread Fire Delay was the chosen contractor for a ‘pivotal upgrade’ at Harefield Hospital, installing SDS (Specialist Door Solutions) Dfendoor hospital doorsets, in the extensively refurbished Maple Ward, which houses adult patients requiring heart and lung critical care treatment.

Hybrid lighting system offers ‘ultimate design flexibility’

Helvar says it is ‘taking a revolutionary step in its offering’ with a new hybrid lighting control solution that combines its wireless Helvar ActiveAhead and wired Helvar Imagine solutions for ultimate design flexibility.

New business promises ‘transformation’ in FM delivery

Right FM, a specialist facilities management (FM) company, juts launched, whose key personnel have 40 years’ combined experience in the sector says it is ‘poised to transform the way facilities management is approached, delivering sustainable solutions and significant cost savings for clients’.

Bristan unveils range of water-saving products in new ESG pledge

Bristan says its new Environmental, Social Responsibility and Governance (ESG) report ‘shines a spotlight’ on its water-saving products – including its new Eco Start technology.

Materials handling solutions ‘built around hospital and clinical needs’

Medstor has once again won a place on the NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) framework within Design, Furniture and Appliances 2: Lot 6 - Storage Solutions; Lot 9 – Ward Equipment; and Lot 10 – Non-Medical Theatre Equipment.

London ‘getting hotter’ and some hospitals at particular risk, report says

A new report from global sustainable development consultancy, Arup, was commissioned by the Mayor of London, identifies that urban heat is now ‘a key challenge’ facing London. Commissioned by the Mayor of London, the 'Properties Vulnerable to Heat Impacts in London' report focuses on which of the city’s ‘essential properties’ such as schools, hospitals, care homes, residential buildings, and neighbourhoods, would be most impacted during periods of high temperatures.

Ribbon-cutting as Jenny Lind Paediatric Theatre suite opens

The new £8.6m Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals Jenny Lind Paediatrics Theatre Complex in Norwich has been opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony supported by its first patients.

Shrewsbury Trust appoints IHP to help ‘transform’ acute hospital services

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) has appointed Integrated Health Projects (IHP) as its design and construction partner to progress its Hospitals Transformation Programme (HTP).

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