Radar Healthcare wins Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust tender

The Trust will introduce Radar Healthcare to Guy’s Hospital, St Thomas’ Hospital, Evelina London Children’s Hospital, Royal Brompton Hospital, Harefield Hospital, and community services in Lambeth and Southwark.  The use of one system for managing risk, quality, and compliance will align with the new electronic health record system due to start in April 2023 to … Read more

Ground breaking held to launch first stage of £1.27 m improvements at Kettering General

Procured through the SCAPE Regional Construction Framework, the construction company says the ‘standout project’ benefits from money raised by the Crazy Hats Appeal, which ‘generously funded the first extension portion of the project’. Stepnell has committed to prioritising waste reduction of 0.032 tonnes per m2, and, with a focus on social value, committed to building … Read more

IT solutions offered to Trusts ‘at best value’

By being appointed a place on the NOE CPC Total Technology Solutions, Kingsfield says it can now offer a range of IT solutions at best value for multiple NHS Trusts across the country, for the next two years, with an option to extend for a further two years. The framework, worth up to £1.5 bn, … Read more

Webinar will see new ‘hybrid’ nurse call system launched

Courtney-Thorne invites you to join its Sales & Marketing Director, Dave Hewitt, for a webinar, ‘Introducing CONNECT HEALTH – Hybrid Nurse Call Solutions for Hospitals’ – taking place on at 11.00 am on 30 November, where you will be able to hear both about the new technology, and gain an understanding of the importance of … Read more

Rwanda and UK Governments join IFC to advance Africa cold chain progress

  Rwanda’s Minister of Environment, Dr Jeanne d’Arc Mujawamariya, whose ministry oversees the Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA), Minister of State The Rt. Hon. Lord Richard Benyon from the UK’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), and Emmanuel Nyirinkindi, Vice-President, IFC, signed the agreement at the global climate change event in Egypt. ACES … Read more

Archus strengthens leadership team as part of ambitious growth plans

Richard Darch will now take the role of Executive Chairman, and will lead the growth of international markets. Archus says the changes underpin a new five-year strategy for the firm, which has ambitions to grow its healthcare consulting services, both in the UK and into new international territories, including Ireland, Canada, and Australia. Shane Dineen … Read more

‘Revolutionary’ flushing control wins at BMA Sustainability Awards

EasyflushEVO ‘brings together the previously unattainable benefits of non-touch and leak-free flushing’. The judges praised its ‘new and novel approach’ to tackling water loss and eradicating the ‘leaky loo’ issue. Richard Braid, Cistermiser’s MD, said: “Cistermiser has spent over a decade innovating and providing products that help Facilities managers, local authorities, NHS Trusts, and building … Read more

Alasdair Coates steps down as Engineering Council CEO

Chairman, Professor Chris Atkin, said: “I count myself extremely fortunate to have been able to work with Alasdair during this period. He has presented a calm and assured face to the professional engineering community and has, in particular, worked hard to maintain and enhance the Engineering Council’s role as a critical friend as well as … Read more

Toolkit launched to help GP practices improve their buildings

Assura says the ‘Designing for Everyone’ kit – which brings together best practice on design aspects including colour, lighting, acoustics, fixtures and fittings, wayfinding, artwork, and use of space – gives primary care sites the chance to assess their environments, and ‘find small, low-cost actions to make them better for everyone’. It explained: “The tools … Read more

Assa Abloy Opening Solutions launches ‘revolutionary’ BIM mobile app

The company said: “Information stored within the app enables buildings to be safely and effectively designed, constructed and operated. Openings Studio is a cloud-based, custom configuration tool for the creation, visualisation, modification, and management of door openings. The unique BIM application provides access to complete doorset information at all stages – from product concept to … Read more

Topping out celebration for Leeds’ new pathology laboratory

A topping out was held on 8 November, with staff and key stakeholders signing the concrete stair core. Several pathology staff were invited to celebrate the completion of the highest point of the build, and to see where they will be working in the future.  Footage captured by the Trust’s time-lapse camera shows the roof … Read more

Plans for Oriel eye care research and education centre approved

The joint initiative between Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, and Moorfields Eye Charity, which will see services move to a -new integrated centre on the St Pancras Hospital site, has now been given final NHS and government approval. The project partners say this ‘significant milestone’ – which follows Camden … Read more

‘NHS waiting lists won’t fall unless we fix ventilation’, campaigners say

Campaigners, scientists, academics, and engineers, led a global social media campaign and ran a series of international events demonstrating how good ventilation reduces exposure to deadly viruses and pollutants. World Health Organization (WHO) child health advocate, Rosamund Adoo Kissi-Debrah,, told an event organised by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) that children will continue to … Read more