Designing better mental healthcare facilities


Pedestrian traffic control system launched

A pedestrian traffic control system that ‘complements automatic doors’, which the company says ‘provides both safety and security’, has been introduced by GEZE UK.

Specialist wetrooms support safer bathing

Chosen for its experience in specialist care environments, Gainsborough has provided two ‘highly advanced’ wetrooms for The Welland Centre, St Mary’s Hospital, Kettering.

From ‘the depths of depression’ to ‘Best of British’

Apprentice, Davina Kaur, has risen ‘from the depths of depression’ and a failed suicide attempt to being crowned The Best of British Engineering at the recent Enginuity Skills Awards.

Exploring the pandemic’s impact on young people’s health

The 7th National CPD-accredited CAMHS conference, being held at The Royal National Hotel in London on 24 June, will explore ‘how the crisis in children and young people’s mental health services has been compounded by COVID-19 and lockdowns’.

Work begins on £60 m Northgate Hospital redevelopment in Morpeth

Construction has begun on the £60 m redevelopment of Northgate Hospital in Morpeth, designed by Medical Architecture for NTW Solutions – Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust, with the main contractor being Sir Robert McAlpine.

‘Proactive maintenance’ for security systems launched

An ‘innovative’ cloud-based service designed to keep security systems up and running, ‘for maximum effectiveness at a minimum cost’, has been launched by Stanley Security.

‘Urgent and radical reform’ to social care needed, 'coalition' says

A poll of politicians from across the political spectrum carried out by YouGov on behalf of the Health for Care 'coalition' reveals that ‘nine out of 10’ MPs say local government does not have enough resource to meet the growing need for social care.

Static Systems Group welcomes Halma as its new owner

Static Systems Group, the Staffordshire-based designer and manufacturer of nurse call systems, custodial and staff attack alarm systems, bedhead and mobile trunking, wearable communication devices, and fire alarms, has been acquired by Halma.

Seven sites to test benefits of ‘connecting people with nature’

Seven sites which will test the ways in which connecting people with nature can improve mental wellbeing have been awarded a share of a £5.77 million ‘pot’, Environment Minister, Rebecca Pow, has announced.

NHS Lothian CAMHS services on the move in Edinburgh

NHS Lothian's inpatient Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) are set to move to their new home at the new Royal Hospital for Children and Young People in Edinburgh this month.

Door furniture is ‘antimicrobial to the core’

P-Wave, a specialist supplier of washroom air fresheners and antibacterial products, says its Steri-Core antimicrobial silver ion technology door furniture helps reduce the spread of bacteria and viruses.

Bespoke modular COVID-19 testing building contract ‘doubled’ to 50

The multi-million pound contract awarded to offsite construction specialists, Premier Modular, to provide bespoke modular buildings for COVID-19 testing has been doubled to 50 sites across the UK.

Nottingham scheme finds better homes and frees hospital beds

During the pandemic a health and housing scheme in Nottingham is, its proponents say, ‘showing the value of partnership work’ in helping residents find good quality housing that helps them stay healthy, and reduces unnecessary time in hospital.

Portable ‘smart device’ harnesses AI to combat loneliness

A British technology start-up focused on helping the elderly live more independently in their own home has received financial backing from the Government.

Over 100 key ‘transformational’ projects set for delivery

NHS Property Services has announced that over the next three years it will deliver over 100 key ‘transformational’ projects that will ‘make essential improvements to the healthcare estate for the benefit of patients, and healthcare professionals'.

Reducing ligature risk in mental healthcare settings

A webinar being held at 2 pm on Monday 26th October, 2020 will see Trevor Santer, Intastop’s National Sales Manager, highlight some of the research and collaboration that has seen the company develop its SECURA ‘Protecting People’ range.

PM confirms £3.7 billion for 40 hospitals in major building programme

The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has confirmed that 40 hospitals will be built by 2030 as part of a package worth £3.7 billion, while the proponents of further eight schemes have been invited to bid for future funding.

Change of leadership and ‘re-shaping’ at Imtech

Imtech, jointly owned by EDF and Dalkia, has announced changes to its leadership and organisation as it ‘re-shapes’ to better meet the rapidly evolving market conditions across its business sectors and build on its diversified growth strategy.

Views sought on new Glan Clwyd inpatient unit

Plans for a new inpatient mental health unit in Denbighshire have gone on display to the public.

£10 m learning disability unit opens

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust has officially opened a new low secure Learning Disability Residential Unit at Tatchbury Mount in Calmore in Hampshire.

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