RECENT NEWS

Revised liquid gas storage tank guidance

The latest information on the legal duties and responsibilities for owners and users of liquid gas storage tanks has been issued by the British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA).
Brandon congratulated for overseas success

Brandon congratulated for overseas success

UK-based lighting, operating theatre equipment, and medical ‘AV’ systems specialist, Brandon Medical, has received a letter of gratitude from John Lownds, deputy head of trade at the UKTI Life Sciences Organisation, in recognition of its continuing success overseas.

Mobile access to patient monitoring via partnership agreement

Ascom, a ‘global healthcare ICT and mobile workflow solutions provider’, and medical and safety technology specialist, Dräger, are to partner to integrate Ascom’s Unite clinical messaging platform and Dräger’s patient monitoring systems.
‘Home-from-home’ feel flooring for birthing centre

‘Home-from-home’ feel flooring for birthing centre

A ‘complete Altro floors and walls solution’ has given a relaxing, stylish, and ‘home-from-home’ feel to a new birthing centre at Hull Women and Children’s Hospital.
NHSPS ‘vacant handback’ scheme

NHSPS ‘vacant handback’ scheme

NHS Property Services (NHSPS) has launched a ‘vacant space handback scheme’ to help NHS commissioners cut the cost of empty space in their buildings.
Wireless nurse call for £28 million BRI wing

Wireless nurse call for £28 million BRI wing

The new £28 million hospital wing at Bradford Royal Infirmary (BRI) features a ‘bespoke’ Aid Call Touchsafe Pro wireless nurse call system.
Legionella test results in seven days

Legionella test results in seven days

IDEXX, a specialist in rapid microbiology testing for water, has announced the launch across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, of Legiolert, a new culture testing method that it says enables building owners and facility managers to simplify water testing and reduce the risk posed by Legionnaires’ disease.

Three ‘unique’ hospital estate-related courses starting

Eastwood Park will from this month be offering ‘a unique suite’ of new 1.5-day hospital estate-related courses, focusing on ‘PFI’, ‘the Premises Assurance Model (PAM) and the Care Quality Commission (CQC)’, and ‘Energy management and sustainability’, delivered in partnership with estates and facilities management experts, GK Group.

Guide to implementing energy strategies

A comprehensive new 120-page guide to carbon and energy saving for NHS Trusts co-produced by IHEEM, HefmA, and the Carbon and Energy Fund (CEF), which the authors say ‘covers every aspect of the energy infrastructure upgrade process’, will be launched at this month’s Healthcare Estates 2017 event in Manchester.
Ripple Retreat opens for families battling cancer

Ripple Retreat opens for families battling cancer

Cundall has supported Edinburgh-based charity, It’s good 2 give!, by helping build Ripple Retreat, its recently opened respite house for young people with cancer and their families, ‘a beautifully serene £1 m retreat’ on the southern bank of Loch Venachar in Callander.
£16.4m staff accommodation project underway

£16.4m staff accommodation project underway

Work has now started on a new £16.4 millon staff accommodation block for ‘key workers’ at the Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital in Grimsby (see artist’s impression).
‘Dramatic statement’ flooring

‘Dramatic statement’ flooring

Vinyl flooring manufacturer, Polyflor, has added new wood effect designs to its relaunched Forest fx PUR flooring collection, incorporating the latest commercial interior trends into one of its most popular sheet vinyl ranges.
A clear choice for iconic London hospital

A clear choice for iconic London hospital

Rehau’s Heritage windows have recently met Whipps Cross Hospital’s criteria for replacement windows as part of a wider refurbishment of its wards that would not look out of place in the Grade II listed building, but still offered the benefits of new PVC-U windows.

CHP for proton beam therapy centre

The latest combined heat and power technology from Veolia will power the first NHS high energy Proton Beam Therapy Centre for specialist cancer treatment, at The Christie, in Manchester, which is due to start treating oncology patients in 2018.
Global recognition for Ash

Global recognition for Ash

Chris Ash, managing director at ISS Healthcare, has been recognised for his outstanding contribution to the healthcare business sector worldwide.
Capital project workshop for clinical staff

Capital project workshop for clinical staff

A two-day workshop being hosted by Greenwich University’s Built Environment Department in London from 1-2 November this year will aim to equip clinical staff who are, or who are about to be, involved in NHS capital projects, more fully, so that they can engage more authoritatively with project teams during the planning and construction/ refurbishment of healthcare buildings.

Food miles cut, diets enhanced

Following its delivery of hard and soft landscaping and the recently awarded grounds maintenance contract for Liverpool’s Alder Hey in the Park children’s hospital, commercial landscaping company, Ground Control, has been supporting Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust by donating soil, wood sleepers, and gardening tools, to enable the local community, patients, and staff, to plant and grow organic ingredients on site for use in patient meals.
E-learning provision extended

E-learning provision extended

As part of an ongoing commitment to empowering staff to understand and use medical gases safely, BOC Healthcare has extended its e-learning provision ‘to give hospitals even more flexibility’ in how they use its training packages and monitor staff participation.
US$ 1.5 billion Turkish health campus has reached financial close

US$ 1.5 billion Turkish health campus has reached financial close

The US$1.5 billion Ikitelli integrated health campus public-private partnership (PPP) project in Istanbul, which, once complete, will be the world’s largest health campus built on seismic isolators, has reached financial close.
Learning while you earn

Learning while you earn

Three ‘unique and specialist’ degree programmes – Foundation Degrees in Hospital Engineering and Medical Equipment Technologies, and a BSc (Hons) in Management of Healthcare Engineering Technologies & Facilities – start at Eastwood Park next month, and, the Gloucestershire-based training establishment points out, ‘there is not long left to apply’.

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Capital Project Workshop

Built Environment Department, Greenwich University, London.
1st - 2nd November 2017

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