Toolkit launched to help GP practices improve their buildings
FTSE 250-listed real estate investment trust, Assura, has launched a ‘toolkit’ to help GP practices improve their buildings, and the physical environment for people with disabilities and conditions such as dementia, neurodiversity. and anxiety.
Assa Abloy Opening Solutions launches ‘revolutionary’ BIM mobile app
Assa Abloy Opening Solutions UK & Ireland has launched its new Openings Studio Mobile App, which it says ‘allows users to manage buildings as a holistic system’.
Topping out celebration for Leeds’ new pathology laboratory
The roof of the new, ‘state-of-the-art’ Pathology Laboratory at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust’s St James’s Hospital site is now complete, marking another significant milestone in the delivery of a project which is set to support improvements in diagnostic testing across the region.
‘NHS waiting lists won’t fall unless we fix ventilation’, campaigners say
The first ever World Ventilation Day (www.worldventil8day.com) earlier this week (on 8 November) highlighted what the proponents say is ‘the growing public health crisis linked to poorly ventilated buildings’.
Plans for Oriel eye care research and education centre approved
Plans for Oriel, a new ‘state-of-the-art’ eye care, research, and education centre on the site of London’s St Pancras Hospital, have been given the green light.
Amey picks up the baton to help support young people in to work
Amey, a national provider of critical facilities and asset management services, is launching its own version of the Kickstart programme after signing up to the initiative in 2020.
Veolia’s £27 m energy management contract at Eastbourne DGH
Global resource management company, Veolia, working through its specialist energy team, has been awarded a £27 m energy management contract to upgrade the 459-bedded Eastbourne District General Hospital, part of East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust.
Webinar on 30 November will see new ‘hybrid’ nurse call system launched
A webinar taking place at 11.00 am on Wednesday 30th November in associated with Health Estate Journal will see Courtney Thorne launch its new ‘Connect Health’ nurse call system, which features ‘hybrid technology designed specifically for the healthcare sector’.
Research aiming to improve collaboration between EFM teams – your views needed now
Healthcare estates and facilities personnel keen to see wider collaboration between such professionals – for example with those working in neighbouring NHS Trusts – are being encouraged to complete a questionnaire sharing their experience in this area, and to distribute the survey link to their colleagues and counterparts.
Building Better Healthcare Awards success for MTX
Specialist in Modern Methods of Construction, MTX, has won the award for the Best Modular/Mobile Healthcare Facility at this year’s Building Better Healthcare Awards.
Acorn consortium submits plans for new Velindre Cancer Centre
The Acorn consortium, led by developer and investor, Kajima, has submitted detailed plans for the new Velindre Cancer Centre in South Wales, which Kajima says will be ‘the UK’s most sustainable hospital’.
Work starts on reconfiguration of Canvey Island facility
Work has started on the internal reconfiguration of Canvey Primary Care Centre (PCC) on Canvey Island in Essex ‘to provide multiple health and wellbeing services’, bringing care closer to home for local residents.
Gilberts helps hospital safeguard staff when researching disease
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has opened an extended histopathology laboratory at the Royal Victoria Hospital as part of a five-year plan to improve facilities for staff and care for patients.
Energy ‘show home’ facility opened on AMRC’s Blackburn site
As the manufacturing industry struggles with rising energy costs and pressure to decarbonise, an energy solution which the proponents say ‘couldn’t come at a better time for businesses’ has been successfully installed at AMRC North West in Blackburn in Lancashire.
Imtech signs agreement to acquire SPIE UK
Imtech, a UK technical services engineering group jointly owned by EDF and Dalkia, has announced the acquisition of technical engineering services provider, SPIE UK, subject to the fulfilment of customary conditions and regulatory approvals.
Scientists and engineers join forces to champion building ventilation
An international awareness campaign to promote ‘the critical role of better building ventilation’ in supporting health, wellbeing, and productivity, has been launched by a coalition of scientists, academics, engineering bodies, and environmental activists.
Major reforms to NHS ‘tech’ agenda accelerated
Patients will benefit from more streamlined care, and be able to make more informed choices about how and where they access treatment, after plans to transform NHS data sharing were brought forward, the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) says.
MTX team walks, runs, and rides across Peru to support FC Community Trust
Employees from Wilmslow-based specialist in Modern Methods of Construction and fast-track building, MTX, are walking, running, and riding, over 1200 kms across Peru in a ‘virtual challenge’ to raise funds for Stockport County Football Club’s Community Trust Health & Well-Being Programme.
Key issues identified for those disproportionately affected by health inequalities
The findings of new research commissioned by NHS Property Services (NHSPS), and published today, 25 October, reveal what matters most to 10 different communities ‘disproportionately affected by health inequalities’ when they access and use repurposed NHS community spaces.
Ophthalmic theatre will help IOW Trust clear backlog
ModuleCo Healthcare (MCH) has handed over a new ophthalmic theatre – built using modern methods of construction – to St Mary’s Hospital in Newport on the Isle of Wight.
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