RECENT NEWS

New MD appointed at specialist consultancy

Specialist consultancy, ETL, has announced the appointment of Jonathan French to the position of managing director and executive director of Client Services.

Strong results for Academy programme to enhance diversity

An award-winning Royal Academy of Engineering programme to boost the employment prospects of engineering graduates from diverse backgrounds has resulted in at least 250 engineering employment opportunities over the last five years.

Second HEJ webinar will address nurse call systems' important role

How nurse call technologies have evolved, and ‘how they came to the fore during the height of the pandemic’, will be among topics discussed in an HEJ webinar presented by Dave Hewitt, Sales & Marketing director at Courtney Thorne, on 20 August.

New modular SSD for Stoke Mandeville hospital

Cheshire-based modular construction company, ModuleCo Healthcare (MCH), has delivered a new modular sterile services department at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Aylesbury, which is part of Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust.

Pick Everard wins £5 m Midlands backlog maintenance contract

Independent construction and infrastructure consultancy, Pick Everard, has been awarded a £5 m programme of backlog maintenance works under the framework for healthcare facilities in the Midlands owned by NHS Property Services.

Dividing screens address urgent need for patient segregation

Building Services Now (BSN) has worked closely and collaboratively with Sandwell & West Birmingham NHS Trust to provide alterations and improvements to the existing hospital facilities at Sandwell General Hospital in West Bromwich.

Framework to facilitate safe return of public sector staff

NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) has launched a new procurement framework to help public sector organisations access technology that supports social distancing in the workplace.

'Healthcare Estates Online' webinars on key engineering topics

Following the announcement that the ‘live’ 2020 Healthcare Estates event has been deferred until 2021, IHEEM and Step Exhibitions are running a series of digital events under the banner of ‘Stay Connected, Keep Informed, Get Ahead'.

HEJ webinar this month will tackle undertaking hospital HVAC upgrades

Registration is now open for the first in a new series of webinars – which takes place on 20 July – to be presented by leading product and technology suppliers to the sector in association with Health Estate Journal over coming months.

LTE Scientific assists frontline fight and prepares for growth

A Greater Manchester-based manufacturer and supplier of laboratory and medical equipment says it has ‘risen to an unprecedented challenge to assist in the frontline fight against COVID-19’, while simultaneously forging ahead with ambitious growth.

Building a framework for women in construction

Claire Ryan, an Estates officer at mental health / disability services provider, Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, has become the first female winner of a regional award which recognises her commitment to the study of construction.

Trio of offsite-built ward buildings to be completed this month

Modular construction specialist, Darwin Group, has completed the first of three new ward buildings for NHS Trusts across Britain – at the Royal Albert Edward Infirmary in Wigan, with the other two set to be finished this month.

Kier to deliver £97.1 m Heartlands ambulatory care centre

Kier has been appointed by the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust to deliver a new £97.1 m Ambulatory Care and Diagnostics Centre (ACAD), procured through the P22 framework, at Heartlands Hospital in Bordesley Green East.

Remote diagnostics for pathology staff at Ayrshire and Arran

Following the installation of a Philips IntelliSite Pathology Solution, comprising an Ultra Fast Scanner and Image Management System, pathologists working at the University Hospital Crosshouse in Kilmarnock are to have access to remote diagnostics.

Liverpool cancer hospital nicknamed ‘The Liner’

The maritime city of Liverpool has a striking new form on the city skyline, that of the curving prow of Clatterbridge Cancer Centre – Liverpool (CCC-L), already nicknamed ‘The Liner’.

Sustainability central to Leeds Trust’s ambitious development plans

Mott MacDonald has been appointed sustainability, energy, and carbon reduction advisor by the Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust (LTHT) to support the preparation of design briefs for its Hospitals of the Future and Pathology Project.

‘Revolutionary’ active filter system ‘destroys’ coronavirus

A new carbon-based material able to ‘capture and destroy’ coronavirus has been developed.

Benefits of more sustainable ‘drop-in’ generator fuels confirmed

Aggreko says it has ‘demonstrated its commitment to lowering overall emissions’ by engaging global engineering and environmental consultancy, Ricardo, to test the performance of its generators ‘running on more sustainable alternative fuels’.

Eastwood Park to re-open for training

Gloucestershire-based training centre for the healthcare engineering and healthcare estate management sector, Eastwood Park, will recommence the delivery of specialist healthcare engineering, decontamination, and estates and FM training from 29 June.

‘Multi-technology’ IoT location tracking platform

RFiD Discovery, part of Paragon ID, a provider of identification solutions, has partnered with geolocation specialist, Apitrak, to develop a ‘multi-technology’ cloud-hosted IoT platform ‘for the tracking of assets, inventory, and people’.