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Leicester hospitals’ long-term investment in calibration services pays dividends

Investment in calibration services is delivering benefits for University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, which has harnessed Calibrationhouse’s expertise for over 10 years to calibrate of hundreds of items of specialist medical electrical test equipment.

UCLH launches far-reaching carbon reduction strategy

Following what it says was ‘the hottest summer on record’ in the capital last year, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) has launched a new carbon reduction strategy, ‘Critical Care For Our Climate’.

Gloucestershire Royal Tower Block gets major upgrade to reduce heat loss

Vital Energi is implementing a range of low-carbon energy solutions at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, in an £11.2 m contract which it says will reduce Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s carbon footprint by approximately 1,400 tonnes annually, and deliver financial savings.

Webinar on 9 February will address managing the energy price challenge

No one can have failed to notice the impact of rising energy prices over the last year, and with NHS budgets already more stretched, dealing with the impact of energy prices at historic highs and the lack of budget certainty has become a major challenge. Next Thursday, 9 February 2023, from 2.00-3.00 pm, Health Estate Journal will be hosting a webinar with energy management and sustainability consultancy, Inenco, with the session – presented by head of Procurement, Stuart Lea, and head of New Business, Jordan Rassas – designed to help attendees better understand the dynamics of the energy market, and in particular:

Robotic dog’s surveillance capabilities on show at FM event

Visitors to The Innovation Lab 2023 event being hosted at Manchester Central on 23 February by Carlisle Support Services will be able to see, ‘on patrol’, Spot – a four-legged ‘dog-like robot’, with live demonstrations explaining ‘how robot dogs can assist with surveillance and security operations, while improving safety and efficiencies’.

University researchers cautious on remote healthcare’s benefits

New research from the University of Hertfordshire has shown that while delivering health services remotely ‘can be hugely beneficial to users’, there may be little to no financial saving – with some costing more than when conducted in-person.

'Tailored support at home’ for elderly and vulnerable people announced

'Tens of thousands' of elderly and vulnerable people will receive ‘tailored support at home’ as part of a new NHS plan to improve waiting times for emergency care, the Department of Health and Social Care has announced.

Sam Perry returns to Bender UK in key role

Sam Parry has returned to Cumbria-headquartered Bender UK as the company’s Key Accounts and Clinical Sales manager. He explains that after three and a half years of working in healthcare sales for Europe, he was keen to return to the specialist in electrical safety, resilience, and power solutions to support its ‘substantial growth’ within the UK healthcare sector.

Work starts on new £5 m Shropshire medical practice

Regional contractor, Speller Metcalfe, has started work on the new £5 m Shifnal and Priorslee Medical Practice in Shropshire, which will house a number of healthcare specialists, and provide ‘state-of-the-art’ medical care, doctors’ offices, and a dentist.

Modular-built concept ward taking shape at Great Yarmouth facility

Health Spaces is working to build a new hospital ward at the James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston near Great Yarmouth for use both as a Concept Ward to trial principles related to the New Hospital Programme (NHP), and as decant ward while the Trust continues a programme of precautionary remedial works to the hospital roof in ward areas.

Modular ward at Barnstaple hospital delivered and operational in 21 weeks

Modular construction specialist, Wernick Buildings, has recently built, delivered, and installed, a new modular ward building at North Devon District Hospital in Barnstaple in just 20 weeks form receipt of order.

Lottery grant will support restoration of Barts’ North Wing

Work to restore the Grade I listed buildings at the heart of Britain’s oldest hospital will begin this summer, thanks to a multi-million pound Lottery grant.

Indoor air specialist’s 100 per cent stake in damper manufacturer

Indoor air company, Halton Marine Oy, has become the 100% shareholder in the UK-based damper and fire damper designer and manufacturer, Flamgard Calidair.

Turnkey design and build modular research labs completed in Warwick

Medical Air Technology (MAT) – with its extensive experience in laboratory and cleanroom construction – was recently brought in as main contractor when The University of Warwick sought to expand its laboratory infrastructure with three new Containment Level 3 (CL3) suites.

Darren Swindlehurst of Atus Systems – a tribute

“It is with much sorrow and deepest regret that Atus Systems (an IHEEM Company Affiliate Member) must pass on the incredibly sad news of the death of our friend and MD, Darren Swindlehurst, who unexpectedly passed away at home on 2 January,” says the company’s Operations manager, Alex Tomlinson.

Building maintenance specs standard named on G-Cloud framework

SFG20, the ‘industry-definitive standard for building maintenance specifications’, has been named as a supplier on Crown Commercial Service’s G-Cloud 13 online framework, which helps public sector buyers procure software and services from a list of pre-approved suppliers.

Construction begins on new lab for urgent testing at LGI

Construction of a new Acute Hospital Laboratory (AHL) has begun at the Leeds General Infirmary (LGI).

£97 m Heartlands Treatment Centre sees its first patient

After several years of planning, and two years of construction, the new £97 million Heartlands Treatment Centre (HTC) – the first large-scale capital investment at Heartlands Hospital in East Birmingham since 2008 – has opened its doors and treated its first patient.

‘Artificial street’ will boost ‘real-life’ training in York

Accredited provider of compliance, technical, and safety training, Develop Training, is constructing a fully to-scale ‘artificial street’ in York to provide immersive, real-life training experiences within its replica buildings.

Planning application submitted for Consett community hospital

A planning application has been submitted for a new community hospital in Consett, designed by Medical Architecture for County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust, as part of Cohort 2 of the New Hospitals Programme.

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