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Comprehensive fire suppression system installed at Poole Hospital

Secure I.T. Environments Ltd, a designer and builder of modular, containerised, and micro data centres, has completed a project for Poole Hospital to provide seven switch and data centre rooms serving operating theatres with fire suppression, protecting a total room volume of 840 m3.

SageTech Medical signs five-year contract with Bupa

Bupa’s Cromwell Hospital in London has become the UK’s first private hospital to buy SageTech Medical’s ‘innovative’ gas capture and recycling solution, as it puts it, ‘leading the way in preventing pollution from waste volatile anaesthetic gases’.

Roofing contractor offers staff online menopause support

Leading roofing contractor, BriggsAmasco, recently underlined its commitment to World Menopause Awareness Month by hosting a course for female staff to gain a better understanding of the issue.

World Ventil8 Day will ‘turn spotlight on building health crisis’

The second annual World Ventilation Day (WV8D), to be held this year on 8 November, will draw a direct link between failure to invest in improving ventilation and serious health problems linked to buildings.

Buildings need to be made to work better ‘for social and economic reasons’

Buildings should be made to work better for social and economic reasons; not just to meet safety and climate change goals, according to the President of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA).

Six-storey eating disorders clinic open in Harley Street

Orri, a specialist clinic in London’s Harley Street Medical Area, has opened a new day treatment facility on Wimpole Street for patients seeking support for eating disorders.

Quintain says GP ‘super surgery’ will open at Wembley Park

Quintain, the award-winning developer behind Wembley Park, which is ‘transforming long-neglected space around the National Stadium into a vibrant new district of London’, has announced news of a new GP ‘super surgery’ to open at the new district’s heart.

OCS announces first ‘bolt-on’ acquisition under the ownership of CD&R

In what it describes as ‘a strategic acquisition and a significant milestone’ for the business, OCS, the global facilities service provider, has acquired Accuro, ‘a UK provider of business-critical facilities management services to the education and healthcare sectors’.

Green Plans: progress and pitfalls examined

As the time comes for many NHS Trusts to update their Green Plans, in line with the NHS’s concerted drive towards a Net Zero carbon service, how many are on track to deliver their stated objectives?

Seasoned professional’s new role

Rod Foot, who has extensive sales, product management, and business development experience in the security, healthcare, and fire and critical protection sectors, has joined Call Systems Technology (‘CST’).

Enigma’s solution to record waiting lists

Enigma Medical Solutions says it new ‘state-of-the-art’ general anaesthetic mobile surgical unit – named after the River Caldew in Cumbria, where the company’s co-founders have run a community-based surgical service for the last decade – is ready to address the current urgent need for additional surgical capacity.

Kohler unveils latest plans for Irish market

Kohler Uninterruptible Power (KUP) has unveiled its plans for the Irish market as part of its ongoing corporate growth at a customer event at its new site at Baldonnell Business Park in Dublin.

Planners’ go-ahead for Dorset County Hospital development

Plans to develop the Dorset County Hospital (DCH) site in Dorchester – including building a brand-new Emergency Department and Critical Care Unit – have been approved by Dorset Council.

Isle of Wight Trust’s new telephony solution

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust has partnered with Cinos to provide and manage its new telephony and Unified Communications (UC) solution.

Brace of awards for BeaconMedaes UK in Manchester

BeaconMedaes UK came out top in two categories at this year’s IHEEM Healthcare Estates Awards in Manchester.

Archus’s continuing role in NHS estates guidance

Healthcare infrastructure specialist, Archus, has been re-appointed as the lead supplier to NHS England for the delivery of the next phase of the NHS Estates Technical Standards and Guidance Programme.

Trauma ward improvements at Tooting hospital

Patients and staff on the major trauma ward at St George’s Hospital in Tooting, south London, are now benefitting from more efficient facilities following a refurbishment project by multi-disciplinary consultancy, Pick Everard.

The Holdsworth Ward has undergone operational and spatial improvements, including upgraded sanitary facilities, bedhead services, and infrastructure elements. Pick Everard completed full RIBA Stage 1-6 delivery covering architecture, structural engineering, design management, health and safety services (CDM), and clerk of works.

Robot in Wimpole Street to power ‘pioneer’ pharmacy expansion

Pharmacierge, a leading e-Prescription medtech business for private clinicians, has announced a ‘substantial’ expansion in London’s Wimpole Street, set to create central London’s largest robotically-enabled dispensary.

North Manchester multi-storey car park project completed

Morgan Sindall Construction has completed a new 964-space multi-storey car Park (MSCP) at North Manchester General Hospital (NMGH), delivering £36.5m of enabling works ahead of the wider rebuilding of the estate, including temporary car parking, asbestos removal, demolition, and the new-build MSCP and Cycle Hub.

'State-of-the-art’ endoscopy unit combined offsite construction and collaborative working

Modern Methods of Construction specialist, MTX, says the new £12.5 m endoscopy unit built by it for the Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Foundation Trust (QEH) ‘is being recognised as an outstanding example of combining offsite design and advanced construction techniques with collaborative working’.

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