Designing better mental healthcare facilities


Hill Dickinson appoints new head of Health Real Estate

Health law firm, Hill Dickinson, has announced the appointment of real estate Partner James Atkins, who joins the firm’s Leeds office as its National head of Health Real Estate.

Retrofit failure’ could spark new energy crisis, warns BESA

A collective failure to retrofit commercial buildings to meet Net Zero targets threatens to ignite a new energy crisis, says the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA).

A ‘sheltered retreat’ for Dorset’s new specialist eating disorder unit

Sited in a protected wooded glade, Kimmeridge Court at St Ann’s Hospital in Poole has – say its architects, Medical Architecture – been carefully crafted to preserve the quality of its natural setting and ‘create a uniquely private and therapeutic environment for the treatment of patients with eating disorders’.

Adjustable washbasins designed for accessible bathrooms

In any accessible bathroom, space is key, and with its new height and sideways adjustable MATRIX washbasin, Pressalit says that ‘creating space quickly and hygienically has just got easier’.

Combined wayfinding and tracking solution launched

RFiD Discovery, a provider of identification and location tracking solutions, has partnered with BuzzStreets, an award-winning indoor navigation platform provider, to offer a combined wayfinding and asset tracking solution for healthcare providers.

Experience ‘live’ 3D construction printing ‘in real time’

COBOD, a global manufacturer of 3D construction printers, says its new ‘Virtual Reality (VR) solution ‘for 3D construction printing allows potential customers to experience live 3D construction printing in real time, ‘right in front of their eyes in virtual reality’.

Tour will raise awareness of human-centric lighting’s importance

Leading lighting company, Glamox, is embarking on a tour of European cities to raise awareness with lighting designers, consultants, and architects, of the benefits of human-centric lighting (HCL) inside professional buildings.

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.

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