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First turf dug for new Colchester orthopaedic facility

First turf dug for new Colchester orthopaedic facility

Former Chair of the Royal College of Surgeons, Dame Clare Marx, picked up the first spade-full of earth and dug in on 11 May as work began on a new multi-million-pound planned orthopaedic care centre named after her at Colchester Hospital.

The three-storey Dame Clare Marx Building, named after the orthopaedic surgeon, who is also a former Chair of the General Medical Council, will open in 2024. Being built by MMC healthcare specialist, MTX, it will house a new orthopaedic centre for the East Suffolk and North Essex area. Once complete, it will include six operating theatres, and space for up to 72 beds and all the necessary ancillary spaces, including a main reception and waiting area.

David Hartley, MTX’s MD, said: “As all the recent news has suggested, waiting times are a real pressure point for the NHS at the moment. This has only been exacerbated with the pandemic, and more than ever, it’s shone a light on the benefits of MMC solutions – particularly the quicker speed of delivery. We’re excited to be working with the team on this new project, and can’t wait to see it come to life and provide the end-users with a real tangible benefit.”

FEATURES

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Gavin Thompson, former CEO of engineering consultancy, Buro Happold, explains that the business is ‘transforming how healthcare estates collaborate… by adoption of digital innovation’.

Rapid response to generator issue at Scarborough hospital

HTM 06-01 is one of the most recognised sets of guidelines in the healthcare sector. Samuel Rea, Healthcare divisional manager at Power Control, emphasises the importance of secondary and tertiary power supplies, drawing on an example of a recent project undertaken by the company at Scarborough General Hospital, where it stepped in rapidly to help when two of the main generators failed.

Extending lifecycle and protecting against the bugs

Antimicrobial solutions specialist, BioCote, on how to help guard against microbially induced corrosion from microbes such as bacteria, mould, and fungi.

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