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Charity equipping much-needed children’s operating rooms

A dedicated team in a ‘hidden hub’ in central Scotland hub is on track to build and ship 30 fully-equipped operating rooms in 2021 alone, all destined for hospitals throughout Africa.

Etex to ‘almost double’ size of Bristol factory

Lightweight construction material manufacturer, Etex, has been given the green light by North Somerset Council to expand its Bristol manufacturing facility by almost double.

Deadline for abstract submissions for Toronto IFHE event extended

CHES, organisers of the 2022 IFHE 2022 Congress – to be held alongside the CHES 2022 National Conference at the Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto, from 17-21 September 2022 – have extended the deadline for submission of abstracts to 30 June this year.

Reducing nitrous oxide emissions form anaesthesia

Gas control specialist, BPR Medical, and Medclair, a Sweden-based specialist in safe nitrous oxide use, have agreed to share technology and product information to help the NHS achieve its aim of reducing nitrous oxide emissions by 75 per cent.

Plans to ‘transform’ Manchester Royal Infirmary ‘ED’ approved

Ambitious new plans to ‘transform’ the Emergency Department (ED) at Manchester Royal Infirmary (MRI) have been given planning approval by Manchester City Council.

RICS unveils ‘world-first’ land measurement guidance

The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors has formally published ‘world-first’ guidance to define the exact measurement of land and associated metrics, which it says will now serve as best practice ‘for virtually all real estate professionals’.

Plans for a ‘bigger, better’ Evelina hospital submitted

Evelina London Children’s Healthcare, part of London’s Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, has submitted plans for what it dubs ‘our bigger and even better’ children's hospital to Lambeth Council for planning permission (see CGI image).

Easier wayfinding around a hospital thanks to new ‘app’

Creator of navigation solutions, BuzzStreets, and London’s Chelsea & Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust have announced the launch of what they claim is a ‘unique’ indoor wayfinder ‘app’ for hospitals.

A new branding for ‘disruptive’ outdoor estates services company

GRITIT Group has re-launched under a new brand as OUTCO – a name it says reflects its ‘evolution into the UK’s leading outdoor estate compliance expert’, with a ‘new and unique’ service offering.

Dulux Trade launches design support for dementia care living spaces

In tandem with this year’s Dementia Action Week, which runs from 17-23 May, Dulux Trade has launched the Dulux Trade Occupant Centred Colour and Design (OCCD) hub.

Hospitals, schools, and workplaces, need ‘annual building MoT’

Hospitals, schools, and workplaces should be subject to an annual ‘building MoT’ or health check to ensure they are properly ventilated and maintained to protect users from airborne viruses such as COVID-19.

Communities set to benefit from new NHS property disposal policy

NHS Property Services (NHSPS), with the Department of Health and Social Care and NHSE/I, has developed a new policy that will see the proceeds of disposals from surplus buildings and properties within its estate shared with local health economies.

Dementia Design Tool launched

Gradus has launched an interactive Dementia Design Tool to enable designers and specifiers to create inclusive designs for their buildings, so people with dementia can use them independently and comfortably.

Hospital ‘corridor in the sky’ completed

A new link bridge from the helipad on the Sheppard Robson-designed Grafton Street car park roof into Manchester Royal Infirmary will enable critically ill or injured patients to be transported by helicopter straight to the city-centre hospitals.

Forbo introduces ‘dementia-inclusive design’ CPD

With the number of people with dementia in the UK continuing to rise, Forbo Flooring Systems has developed a new RIBA-certified CPD which examines flooring’s role in ‘dementia-inclusive’ buildings.

Innovative medical IT power solution at Crawley Hospital

An urgent requirement for the safe supply of critical care power at Crawley Hospital in West Sussex has been met with an innovative engineered solution and use of a GRP building craned onto an adjacent roof space.

UK sends oxygen equipment to support India in its battle against COVID

The UK is to send further vital oxygen equipment to India in support of the country’s fight against the coronavirus.

Sir Simon Stevens thanked for his ‘brilliant and passionate service’

Sir Simon Stevens (pictured) formally notified the NHS England Board on 29 April of his decision to stand down, ‘as planned’ at the end of July this year, after more than seven years as NHS Chief Executive.

Major carbon and cost savings for Shropshire hospital

A Shropshire hospital says it has reduced its electricity bill by a third, and substantially lowered its carbon footprint with the installation of solar panels and energy-efficient LED lighting.

AR technology to simply insulation material choice

Rockwool has enhanced its range of resources for specifiers, contractors, and building owners, with Rockwool Interactive City, ‘a 3D environment’ that facilitates visualising, specifying, and learning about its non-combustible stone wool insulation.

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