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Encouraging more EFM apprenticeships in the NHS

NHS England and NHS Improvement and Health Education England (HEE) have launched an NHS ‘Estates and Facilities Apprenticeship Challenge’ to support the greater use of apprenticeships in estates and facilities.

Supporting ‘transformative approaches’ to Irish healthcare

Specialist healthcare infrastructure consultancy, Archus, has established a new Dublin office, to expand its provision of strategic and infrastructure advice to health and social care clients in the region.

Parliamentarians launch call for evidence on NHS infrastructure needs

A cross-party group of MPs and peers is seeking views on how the NHS estate and infrastructure can best meet patient needs.

Work begins on new St James’s pathology laboratory

Work has begun on a new pathology laboratory at St James’s Hospital in Leeds to serve patients in the city, West Yorkshire, and Harrogate.

M&E contractors happy to pay for longer lifespan products

With ambitious build plans for the UK’s New Hospital Programme set in motion, the latest report from polymer product specialist, REHAU, found that 98% of the M&E contractors and architects working in healthcare surveyed would be willing to pay extra for products with longer lifespans when constructing healthcare facilities.

Wates Smartspace completes second fit-out at Winchester hospital

National property service provider, Wates Smartspace, has completed its second fit-out project at Winchester’s Royal Hampshire County Hospital, providing substantial upgrades to the hospital’s Pathology Department.

Work starts on Rochdale musculoskeletal hub

Eric Wright Construction has started work on Nye Bevan House in Rochdale for Community Health Partnerships (CHP), in a project that will deliver a leading musculoskeletal (MSK) diagnostic treatment hub unit for the people of the Lancashire town.

Archbishop’s blessing for new modular ICU at Kent’s William Harvey

The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Revd Justin Welby, recently visited the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford in Kent to praise staff for their ‘faithful and tenacious service’, and bless the hospital’s new Intensive Care Unit, due to open later this month.

Harnessing AI to save energy and improve user comfort

With buildings widely recognised as a major source of energy consumption – the global real estate market consumes 60% of the world’s electricity, and emits 28% of global carbon emissions – Arloid says its ‘innovative’ Artificial Intelligence (AI) ‘enables any building to cut energy bills amid the global fuel crisis’.

New Hospital Programme publishes Supplier Guide

A new ‘Supplier Guide’ which will be updated regularly as the New Hospital Programme progresses, highlights what those managing the programme say ‘is important to us and, what will be required from our supply chain’ was published on 14 April.

NHS App’s significant travel reduction benefits

The NHS App is helping to reduce travel to GP practices, with an average of 22,000 car journeys saved every month.

Fareham chemo unit provides treatment closer to home

A new chemotherapy unit at Fareham Community Hospital in Hampshire has recently welcomed its first patients.

COVER STORY: Innovative infection control from the washroom experts

There are many reasons why Armitage Shanks is the market-leader in supplying washroom products for the healthcare sector, the company explains.

Summer school – revamped

Eastwood Park Training has recently opened bookings for its popular summer school, relaunched as ‘Introduction to healthcare engineering, estates, and facilities’.

May webinar on ‘Meeting the energy and carbon challenge in the NHS’

The energy market has certainly hit the news headlines in recent times, as the conflict in Ukraine has led to record market prices, and concerns about long-term continuity of supply.

Norwood helps Medicom upscale mask production

Norwood, the specialist in design, manufacture, and installation, of demountable steel and glass partitions, has helped Medicom create a facility that is manufacturing 2.3 million masks a day as the UK continues to fight COVID-19.

Static Systems welcomes new Commercial director

Gareth Walsh, who has worked in the healthcare sector for 25 years, 18 of them with medical device specialist, Olympus, has been appointed as the new Commercial Director at Static Systems, the global provider of alarm and communication solutions for healthcare and secure establishments.

‘Mobile health clinic’ screening 10,000 vulnerable people annually

A hi-tech mobile health clinic is being used to improve screening, testing, and treatment, of around 10,000 vulnerable, homeless, and high-risk people in London every year, says University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which has deployed it.

Cambridge Children’s Hospital will ‘take care of the whole child’

An international design team has helped secure another step forward for Cambridge Children’s Hospital as planning permission is granted for its early designs.

Major ‘greener’ vehicle funding boost for capital’s ambulance service

London Ambulance Service (LAS) has secured £16.6 million in funding to purchase new ‘greener’ vehicles – set to make it the NHS Trust with the largest electric response fleet in the country.

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