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Community diagnostic centre to benefit patients in Tameside and Stockport

Approval has been given for a new medical centre offering diagnostic care close to home for patients in Tameside and Stockport.

‘Signature’ cancer research and treatment centre formally opened in Sutton

His Royal Highness Prince William, The Prince of Wales, has formally opened the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust’s new Oak Cancer Centre in Sutton, Surrey.

IoT cybersecurity specialist partners with Omani telecoms provider

Cylera, which claims to be a global leader in healthcare IoT cybersecurity and intelligence solutions, has partnered with Oman’s first and largest integrated telecommunications services provider, Omantel.

Trusts offered free training on use and maintenance of thermostatic tap

Washroom product manufacturer for the commercial and healthcare sectors, Armitage Shanks, is offering free on-site training on the use and maintenance of its Markwik taps to NHS Trusts across the country.

Review considers key ‘interventions’ to increase girls’ aspirations for engineering and ‘tech’ careers

As the sector gears up to celebrate this year’s International Women in Engineering Day on 23 June, EngineeringUK has released a new report, 'Rapid Evidence Review - Interventions to increase girls’ aspirations for engineering and technology careers', which it says ‘brings together the available evidence on interventions that aim to increase girls’ aspirations for engineering and technology careers’.

Demand for engineers faster-growing than for other occupations

As the UK ramps up its focus on becoming a Net Zero economy, a new report commissioned by EngineeringUK finds that demand for engineers is predicted to grow faster than for other occupations, and that vacancies for ‘green engineering’ roles in the UK have increased by more than half (55%) over the past five years.

Bender Ireland donates bench to Belfast hospital as ‘tribute to all hospital staff’

A ‘unique’ bench designed by Cumbrian architectural blacksmith, Chris Brammall, of CB Arts, has been installed in a public garden at The Mater Infirmorum Hospital in Belfast as a ‘thank you’ for the outstanding efforts of medical staff during the COVID-19 pandemic from Bender Ireland, a key supplier to hospitals.

Photos released of new £500 m Brighton trauma, teaching, and tertiary facility

New pictures of the fully completed £500 m facility at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton have been released, just ahead of the building taking its first inpatients this week.

Gradus wall protection and handrails installed as part of Brighton ‘3Ts’ project

A complete Gradus wall protection package has been installed at the 3Ts development (Trauma, Teaching and Tertiary care) for the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.

‘Hi-tech’ training centres opened by Newcastle Trust

The Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust has recently opened to learners two new ‘hi-tech’ training centres at the city’s Freeman Hospital and Eldon Court, Newcastle.

BESA revamps ‘vital ventilation hygiene training’

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has updated the Grease Hygiene training courses that it says ‘underpin professional standards in the ventilation hygiene sector’.

‘Elite sport medicine meets orthopaedic expertise’ at new ‘centre of excellence’

Fortius Clinic, the private orthopaedic group ‘renowned for treating professional sportspeople’, has acquired what it dubs ‘a state-of-the-art’ orthopaedic and spinal hospital to create the UK’s largest single specialty Centre of Excellence in Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in the heart of London.

‘Exciting step forward’ for Coventry's healthcare system

A new Community Diagnostic Centre (CDC) is currently in development in Coventry and – NHS Property Services (NHSPS) says – will provide a wide range of diagnostic services ‘much closer to home’.

COVER STORY: Starkstrom and KLS Martin – the ultimate power couple transforming operating rooms

Join the growing community of healthcare professionals who have chosen KLS Martin operating lights distributed by Starkstrom at over 250 hospitals in the UK.

Roofing specialist’s new MD has lengthy track record

Tony Lowther has been appointed manage director at commercial roofing specialist, BriggsAmasco, following many years’ successful service with the business.

West Kirby’s multi-million pound health and wellbeing facility completed

Eric Wright Construction has delivered a multi-million pound health and wellbeing facility for the community of West Kirkby in Wirral, just a year after work started on site.

Hans Craen joins refrigerant supplier in key role

A-Gas has appointed Hans Craen as head of Government Affairs Europe, in a role in which he will be advising the company on policy and regulatory procedures.

Remote health monitoring option for Scottish patients

The NHS in Scotland has partnered with Inhealthcare to develop and expand a range of remote monitoring pathways across the nation ‘to help patients safely self-manage their health needs at home’.

Celebrations mark milestone in £47 m Urgent and Emergency Care Centre construction

Scarborough Hospital has marked a significant milestone in the building of its £47 million scheme to build a new Urgent and Emergency Care Centre at Scarborough Hospital, due to open next Spring.

Improving the transfer of critically ill patients

University Hospital Southampton has partnered with Illustrious Healthcare Solutions to develop a Critical Care Transfer Stack (CCTS) designed to improve the internal transfer of critically ill patients within acute healthcare environments.

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