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MTX’s complex delivery of 32 bed short-stay ward at Northwick Park

A new £20 m 32-bed short-stay ward for Northwick Park Hospital London is being created above the existing A&E Department by Modern Methods of Construction specialist, MTX, in one of the most complex build programmes the company has ever undertaken.

Brighton’s new trauma centre offers ‘once-in-a-generation’ improvement for staff

A new, ‘state-of-the-art’ building at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton has welcomed patients for the first time.

Rye community hospital becomes UK’s first to achieve carbon neutrality

Rye, Winchelsea & District Memorial Hospital says it has become the UK’s first community hospital to achieve carbon neutrality.

Birmingham Children’s Hospital expansion plans approved

Plans for a BDP-designed expansion and upgrade to Birmingham Children’s Hospital have been approved by Birmingham City Council’s Planning Committee.

Removing the MGPS compliance risk from consultants and customers

BeaconMedaes say its new ‘DesignSafeCover ‘(DSC) – developed following ‘an explosion in MGPS demand during the pandemic’, is ‘a guarantee that removes the compliance risk from consultants and customers’.

Independent health and social care charity’s new CEO joins ‘at a critical time’

Sarah Woolnough, currently Chief Executive of Asthma + Lung UK, has been appointed as the new CEO of The King’s Fund, succeeding Richard Murray, who will step down in November.

Canvey Island health centre re-opens after major X-ray renovation

Canvey Island Primary Care Centre, owned by Community Health Partnerships, has been renovated and re-opened, and will provide outpatient care, phlebotomy, and X-ray services to the local community.

Parliamentary Under Secretary opens new wards at Leighton Hospital

A new two-ward building built by specialist offsite healthcare construction firm, Darwin, at Leighton Hospital in Crewe has been officially opened by Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Lord Markham CBE.

Pick Everard appointed to new Shared Business Services Framework

Extending its ‘delivery of pan-public sector services’, multidisciplinary consultancy, Pick Everard, has been appointed to the NHS Shared Business Services new £1.6bn framework agreement.

A ‘Blueprint for change’ in Plymouth’s health services

The PSC (The Public Service Consultants) and the Plymouth Local Care Partnership have co- developed what they describe as an innovative ‘Blueprint’ approach to designing healthcare estates that ‘effectively meets population needs and enables seamless integration of care’.

NHS SBS launches £1.6 bn Construction Consultancy Framework Agreement

NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS), has unveiled the ‘third generation’ of its Construction Consultancy framework agreement, ‘Healthcare Planning, Construction Consultancy & Ancillary Services (HPCCAS)’, with an offering that it says can speed up hospital builds.

‘Industry stalwart’ joins Aermec

‘Industry stalwart’, Andy Hawes, has joined Aermec as General manager, Technical Services, as part of the company’s further expansion and vision to make Aermec UK a Centre of Excellence within the HVAC industry.

A complex flooring job on St Ann’s Hospital redevelopment

The redevelopment of St Ann’s Hospital, a multi-purpose healthcare campus in Tottenham, included a new, purpose-built mental health inpatient building.

Cambridge Cancer Research Hospital appoints construction firm

Cambridge Cancer Research Hospital (CCRH) has appointed Laing O’Rourke as its preferred construction partner to join the project for its next phase of design.

Kier to deliver three-year capital works programme at UHB

Kier has been appointed by the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust (UHB) to deliver a three-year programme of capital works, with the aim of achieving ‘a modern, contemporary, and clinically efficient, estate by 2026’.

Work begins on A&E expansion and refurb at Brighton’s Royal Sussex

Willmott Dixon Interiors has begun work on the first phase of a project to expand and refurbish A&E facilities at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.

BDP’s Greenheys plans for Manchester Science Park lab approved

Architect, BDP’s plans for the latest phase of Bruntwood SciTech’s Manchester Science Park have been approved.

£13m in Salix funding to reduce carbon emissions and energy costs at Hartlepool hospital

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has been granted more than £13 m via Salix – which administers funds on behalf of the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero – to make a wide range of improvements to the University Hospital of Hartlepool.

Government boosts use of independent sector capacity to cut NHS waits

Thirteen new community diagnostic centres – including eight independently-run CDCs – are opening across the country to deliver more than 742,000 additional scans, tests, and checks, a year, the Department of Health & Social Care has announced.

Mental health to be a key focus for occupational health and safety ‘alliance’

Nine of the UK’s most prominent health and safety organisations have united to form the Occupational Safety and Health Stakeholder Alliance.

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