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All 160 new CDCs set to open on schedule

The Government will meet its target to open 160 community diagnostic centres a year early, Health and Social Care Secretary, Steve Barclay, has announced, explaining that all 160 will be open by next March, 12 months ahead of the original March 2025 target.

Patients across mid-Notts and Lincolnshire to benefit from new theatre

A ‘state-of-the-art' operating theatre has opened at Newark Hospital, meaning patients of Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust across mid-Nottinghamshire and parts of Lincolnshire can benefit from shorter waiting times for a range of operations.

Philips partners with northern Trust to reduce ICU’s carbon footprint and waste

Health technology specialist, Philips, has partnered with County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust (CDDFT) to identify key opportunities to reduce the carbon footprint and waste material at the intensive care unit (ICU) at Darlington Memorial Hospital.

Plans for £49.9 m elective facility at Bristol’s Southmead approved

The Department of Health and Social Care and NHS England have approved plans for a new £49.9 million Elective Care Centre at Southmead Hospital, Bristol, which will provide capacity for an additional 6,500 operations to be carried out annually.

Almost 500 jobs created in 2022-2023 via national social enterprise

Almost 500 jobs and 90 new apprenticeships have been created within a year thanks to work delivered through social enterprise and procurement expert, Fusion21.

Lord Markham highlights NHP supplier opportunities on visit to door specialist

On a recent visit to Specialist Door Solutions’ (SDS) Bordon site in Hampshire, Health Minister, Lord Nick Markham CBE, was keen to emphasise the engagement opportunities open to suppliers on the £20 bn New Hospital Programme, arguing that they represent a ‘win situation’ for such companies.

COVER STORY: Selecting the right filter for the right outlet

T-safe, the Danish-headquartered point-of-use filter manufacturer, has launched a new initiative entitled ‘The Right Filter for the Right Outlet’, aimed at guiding NHS estates personnel through the key considerations for selecting suitable POU filters to overcome compatibility challenges which can impact waterborne pathogen infection prevention and control.

Senior appointments at Community Health Partnerships

Community Health Partnerships has appointed two new Non-Executive Directors to its Board – Pete Cornforth and Eric Guillaume – for a three-year term.

Competence tables to help ensure delivery of safe high-rise buildings

The Engineering Council has announced that the competence tables for The UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence and Commitment Contextualised for Higher-Risk Buildings (UK-SPEC HRB) have been published.

Canadian office opening a ‘pivotal moment’ in in Archus’s journey

Archus, the healthcare infrastructure specialist, has announced the opening of its latest office in Toronto, and confirmed the appointment of Christine Chadwick as managing director of Archus Canada.

Bender UK’s new Sales Director will ‘drive growth’.

Bender UK has appointed a new Sales director to help drive future growth of the company.

‘Innovative’ waste management procurement solution launched

Leading corporate services provider, NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS), has launched its inaugural ‘Sustainable Healthcare Recycling & Waste Management’ framework agreement, which it says is designed to help the NHS meet its stringent Net Zero targets.

Leeds high school students get careers taster from ‘new hospitals’ team

Secondary school children from across Leeds recently had the opportunity to sample different careers related to the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust’s plans for the design and construction of the new hospitals in the city at an event in the city centre.

NG Bailey supports creation of Emergency Care Village in Worksop

NG Bailey, one of the UK’s largest independent engineering and services businesses, has secured a £7.6 m contract to support the creation of a new build Emergency Care Village in Worksop for Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Birmingham event will focus on cutting sector’s climate change impact

As a research programme into ‘green surgery’ in the UK NHS launches this autumn, the University of Birmingham is bringing together clinicians, policy-makers, and industry, for a major conference aimed at reducing the healthcare sector’s contribution to climate change.

Construction begins for new £6.9m Plymouth neuro rehabilitation service

Construction work has begun at Mount Gould Local Care Centre (LCC) in Plymouth to reconfigure space which – once complete – will house the Plym Neuro Rehabilitation Service.

Solar car park to deliver 1,000 MWh of electricity annually

Eastbourne District General Hospital (EDGH) has installed a new solar car park (SCP) and according to Veolia – which has worked with specialist, 3ti Solar Car Parks to create it – is the UK’s first hospital ‘to take this significant step’.

Playing a part in Institute’s 80th anniversary celebrations

Looking back at a highly successful Healthcare Estates 2023 conference and exhibition in Manchester in October, PPL Training was pleased to be able to play its part in IHEEM’s 80th anniversary celebrations – including sponsoring, and speaking at, a special celebratory evening on 9 October – the eve of the show – at Manchester’s Science and Industry Museum.

Inhaler recycling service helps Grundon win sustainability award

Grundon Waste Management’s newly-launched inhaler recycling service has helped it win top honours with a Sustainability Award from the British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association (BAMA).

Leeds Teaching Hospitals’ £1.1 m solar canopy installation

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (LTHT) has installed ‘a cutting-edge’ solar photovoltaic canopy over the car park of its Wharfedale Hospital site in Otley.

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