Modular NHS outpatient facility successfully delivered at King’s College Hospital

A new ‘state-of-the-art’, modular outpatient facility has been completed at King’s College Hospital in London, and has opened to the public.

New CEO’s ‘integrity and incisiveness’

Centre for Mental Health has announced the appointment of Andy Bell – who it says has ‘played a fundamental role in driving change in mental health’ during his 20 years with the Centre – as its new Chief Executive.

'Discreet’ staff attack alert system for Staffordshire inpatient facility

Seeking a high-performance staff attack alert system that would prevent violence toward staff members, while not causing undue noise and disruption on the ward, staff at Smallwood Manor, a tier 4 hospital in North Staffordshire offering specialist inpatient support to young people experiencing mental health disorders, have specified Pinpoint’s award-winning staff safety system.

Engineering profession is too slow in developing a true culture of inclusion, says RAE report

Engineering culture in the UK needs to accelerate its drive to become more inclusive if the UK is to continue to be a key player in the global race for engineering skills, says a new report from the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE).

Resource Centre for local community opens at Fulbourn Hospital

A new Resource Centre has been opened at Fulbourn Hospital in Cambridge to provide the local community with ‘a modern and sustainable healthcare hub tailored to the needs of patients and staff members’.

CCC report highlights a ‘striking lack of climate preparation from Government’

A ‘striking lack of climate preparation from Government’, and ‘fully credible’ planning for climate change apparent in just five of the 45 adaptation outcomes examined in the publication, are highlighted by the Climate Change Committee (CCC) as its publishes its latest report on England’s adaptation progress today (Wednesday 29 March).

Guide to car park surfacing and structural issues

Waterproofing and surfacing specialist, Triflex has put together a guide, Solutions for failing asphalt, for multi-storey car parks.

Planning approval for Grange University Hospital’s new mental health treatment centre

A new, 73-bed specialist inpatient service unit (SISU) for mental health treatment at Grange University Hospital in Cwmbran, designed by Arcadis IBI, has received planning approval.

Suppliers appointed to £125 m painting, decorating, and repairs Framework

Procurement organisation, Fusion21, has announced the suppliers successfully appointed to its national Painting, Decorating, and Associated Repairs Framework worth up to £125 million over a four-year period.

Major study will ‘highlight patient voices in healthcare research and practice’

A ‘major’ new six-year study will use philosophical expertise to help bring patient voices into healthcare research and practice.

Plans for new Hillingdon Hospital unanimously approved

Hillingdon Hospital in north-west London is set to be transformed into a ‘new, state-of-the-art’ healthcare facility following unanimous approval by the London Borough of Hillingdon’s Major Applications Planning Committee.

Abloy solution secures Inverness hospital’s estate

Security specialist, Abloy UK, has supplied Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, which serves the population of the Highlands, with the eCLIQ electromechanical solution for its on-site facilities management and security.

Celebrating the positive experiences of women in construction

Modern Methods of Construction specialist, MTX, says it is celebrating Women in Construction Week and International Women’s Day by focusing on the positive experiences of women within its workforce.

£70,000 investment to provide ‘complete recycling solution for all business waste’

Leicestershire-based B-Sure Installations has invested over £70,000 to launch a new waste management company, B-Sure Recycling, to help customers reach waste management targets via ‘a complete collection and recycling service of all types of business waste’.

Chief Medical Officer calls for regular air quality monitoring in public buildings

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has welcomed another intervention by England’s Chief Medical Officer in the controversy surrounding poor air quality in buildings.

Mayor of the West Midlands visits Assa Abloy facilities

Assa Abloy Opening Solutions UKI has hosted Mayor of the West Midlands, Andy Street, for a behind-the-scenes tour of its manufacturing facilities.

New much-anticipated NHS Net Zero Building Standard published

The new NHS Net Zero Building Standard, published on 22 February 2023, provides technical guidance ‘to support the development of sustainable, resilient, and energy-efficient buildings that meet the needs of patients now and in the future’, says NHS England.

Heating industry’s lack of diversity ‘an absolute scandal’

A collective failure to address diversity means the heating and hot water industry is missing out on crucial skills and putting its whole future at risk, the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) maintains.

Graham named construction partner on new £53m Liverpool inpatient facility

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust has appointed contractor, Graham, to build a new mental health facility on land owned by the Trust in Mossley Hill, Liverpool.

David Bailey’s new MD to implement five-year lean manufacturing plan

Tony Huggins (pictured) has been appointed as managing director of David Bailey Furniture, which claims to be ‘the country’s fastest-growing manufacturer of specialist furniture products for the healthcare sector, schools, medical, and veterinary centres’.

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