We are pleased to share with you the link for the 2023 IFHE Digest. https://content.yudu.com/web/1u0jl/0A1urts/IFHE-Digest-2023/html/index.html?origin=reader This edition has mostly been supported by members of the worldwide federation and contains some interesting articles from fellow health professionals from around the world.

IHEEM Annual Report 2022

IHEEM ANNUAL REPORT 2022 I am delighted to share with you our 2022 annual report report for your own information and use.  Once again it sets outs how the Institute has successfully delivered across a wide range of planned programmes and priorities.  It also provides details of the work of our Regional Branches and Technical … Read more

Engineering Council’s new Chair to take office next June

He will take up the role in June 2023 at the Engineering Council’s AGM, at which Professor Chris Atkin CEng FRAeS, FREng will formally complete his term as Chair. Reflecting on his time in the role, and his successor’s appointment, Prof. Atkin said: “Serving on, and then chairing, the Board of the Engineering Council has … Read more

CAR-T production facility completed ‘in record time’

Northumberland-headquartered Merit, which claims to be ‘a leading offsite engineering and construction specialist for technically complex buildings’, says it has completed the first construction phase of the UK’s first purpose-built CAR-T cell manufacturing facility in record time. In line with the urgent need to bring life-saving advanced therapies to the UK, Merit delivered the new … Read more

Charity-fundraised Norfolk hospice celebrates key milestone

The Priscilla Bacon Hospice Charity is in the process of raising the final £1 million of the £12.5 million target needed to deliver this much-needed hospice next to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. Attendees at the topping-out  heard a vote of thanks from Robert Carter, Chair of the Board of Trustees for Priscilla Bacon … Read more

1980s office development gets £1.1 m ‘makeover’ for Northumberland Trust

JDDK said: “With the supply of highly skilled IT professionals being less than the increasing demand, employers like the NHS need to attract personnel with relaxed working spaces which reflect the interiors more of California’s Silicon Valley than traditional offices.” Project architect, Nicky Hodgson, explained: “Our brief from CTCS was to create an internal working … Read more

Fast-track Addenbrooke’s theatres part of national surgical hub strategy

MTX, which employs MMC processes to deliver what it says is ‘faster, greener and more cost- effective completion’, is currently preparing the site in a former car park with delivery of the factory-manufactured building sections scheduled for early 2023. Once they are assembled with floor screeds, the internal and external finishes, furniture, fittings, and equipment, and … Read more

London Institute of Medical Sciences’ ‘cutting-edge’ new building

The new 12,500m2 building will accommodate over 40 research groups for the first time in a single ‘ultra-modern space’ to enhance collaboration and its research. The new facility has been built in collaboration with Imperial College, and is located at its Hammersmith Hospital campus in White City. Completing the project involved engaging with multiple stakeholders … Read more

‘The All-Electrical Hospital’ FREE CPD WEBINAR 15th December

THURSDAY 15TH DECEMBER 2022 FROM 2PM – 3.30PM Ireland has an active Branch Committee of theInstitute for Healthcare Engineering and EstatesManagement. We would like to invite all colleaguesto meet with the following specialist speakersdetailed in the programme. Colleagues with aninterest in clinical and non-clinical aspects ofHealthcare provision, including Engineering, EstatesManagement of Facilities, Fire Safety, Nursing,Decontamination … Read more

Research at the Royal will explore new infection-tackling ‘tech’

HAIs include a range of different infections, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Clostridioides difficile (C. difficile). An estimated 3.5% of those that acquire a HAI die from the infection, according to research published by the British Medical Journal. To lower the risk of HAI from touching contaminated surfaces, a new type of antimicrobial film … Read more

Ethical and sustainable construction expert joins NHSPS

He joins from the Building Research Establishment (BRE), where he was head of Building Performance Services. Well connected to both industry and academia, he was responsible for a range of business areas at BRE, including energy modelling, BREEAM, and the BRE Academy – a leading training provider for individuals and businesses for the built environment. … Read more

Emergency power for new health facilities in Aberdeen

At The Baird Family Hospital, three 1100 kVA synchronised generators, 16,000 litre structural base tanks, and supporting infrastructure, will be installed at the site, which replaces the existing Aberdeen Maternity Hospital, and encompasses a number of additional services, including breast screening, breast surgery, and gynaecology services. The purpose-built ANCHOR Centre will provide new accommodation for … Read more

MP opens £1.5 m healthcare simulation facilities

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was attended by Aston University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Aleks Subic, and other members of the University executive and staff from the College of Health and Life Sciences. Paulette Hamilton said: “I know from my time as a nurse how important it is to have access to good training and the latest equipment. These … Read more

MMC techniques speed theatre’s completion at Yeovil hospital

The building’s external shell was installed by the construction and engineering company in late September on a prepared site on a car park, with fitting out of FFE and MEP elements of the operating theatre project now under way. The new single-storey unit includes a theatre suite with recovery rooms, reception and waiting areas, office … Read more