‘Edible and rechargeable’ battery developed

According to the story, the ‘proof-of-concept’ battery cell, which could have applications in health diagnostics, food quality monitoring, and edible soft robotics, was developed at the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Milan. The story says: “Inspired by the biochemical redox reactions that happen in all living beings, the research team used riboflavin (vitamin B2, … Read more

Adjustable washbasins designed for accessible bathrooms

The manufacturer and designer has introduced the Matrix washbasin bracket with a choice of integrated basin styles— the Matrix Medium, or Matrix Angle Deep, featuring what it says is ‘a new, simple-to-use’, discreet adjustment for both height and sideways movement. Pressalit said: The ultimate in functionality and hygiene, the MATRIX washbasin makes the best use … Read more

Combined wayfinding and tracking solution launched

The two organisations say the partnership ‘brings together the expertise of two innovative companies in a pioneering solution for healthcare facilities seeking to improve patient care and operational efficiency’. The ‘combined solution’ will utilise RFiD Discovery’s RFID-based asset tracking technology, which allows healthcare providers to track and manage assets such as medical equipment, consumables, and … Read more

Tilbury Douglas marks start of construction at Yeovil District Hospital’s new Breast Cancer Unit

The new unit, located next to the Women’s Hospital building, was procured via the ProCure Partnerships Framework, and will allow patients to receive all of their tests in one, purpose-built facility, making the experience less stressful and more comfortable. Among the guests marking the ‘milestone’ were David Shannon, director of Strategy and Digital Development at … Read more

Experience ‘live’ 3D construction printing ‘in real time’

The company said: “On many occasions, it is not practical or convenient for people to experience real-time printing of buildings due to their location or timing. With COBOD’s new VR solution, individuals can watch many of the company’s real printed buildings being constructed in a virtual residential area, complete with trees, cars, and other objects, … Read more

Tour will raise awareness of human-centric lighting’s importance

The tour, which takes in 10 cities, begins at the Park Inn by Radisson Meriton Conference & Spa Hotel in Tallinn, Estonia, on 3 May, and ends at the German Football Museum in Dortmund on 26 October. The event will feature experts and guest speakers, including Dr. Shelley James, an ‘internationally renowned expert’ on light … Read more

Portakabin acquires Darwin Group

Dan Ibbetson, CEO of Portakabin, said: “Combining the modular knowledge, scale, and financial strength of York-headquartered Portakabin with the specialist healthcare expertise of Darwin Group will now offer healthcare providers both temporary and permanent building solutions to cover all future clinical and non-clinical requirements.  This union between two of the most respected offsite modular builders … Read more

Engineering firm’s key energy and sustainability appointment

The former director of Energy and Sustainability at Harley Haddow has joined the consultancy as a director to ‘drive forward the route to Net Zero and sustainability’ for its clients. xburo says it has ‘tripled growth’ to deliver projects worth over £350 m in the past two years, and has started 2023 strongly with key … Read more

Modular NHS outpatient facility successfully delivered at King’s College Hospital

Financial and commercial solutions provider, SAF Solutions, designed the ‘bespoke procurement structure’ to support the procurement of the modular multi-service outpatient facility for King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. King’s College Hospital serves over 700,000 patients across four London boroughs, and was facing severe capacity constraints due to a lack of available space and urgent … Read more

Major decarbonisation work at two Birmingham hospitals

Using a £22 million investment from the Salix Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme (PSDS) Phase 3a, and additional Trust funding, the Good Hope Hospital and Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham will gain from extensive energy upgrades that will further cut carbon emissions. The works are being delivered through an Energy Performance Contract with Veolia awarded through the … Read more

Newcastle Trust’s long-term tenancy at The Curve

The Trust said: “The decision to expand our presence at The Curve has been driven by staff wellbeing and a desire to provide colleagues with a modern, flexible workspace, a central location that reduces travel time for our community colleagues serving the west of Newcastle – and most importantly – achieved good value for the … Read more

National Healthcare Estates & Facilities Day is back

The Joint Associations Group1 representing the majority of estates and facilities services within healthcare across the UK is thrilled to announce the launch of the second annual National Healthcare Estates & Facilities Day.   On the third Wednesday in June – which this year falls on June 21 – this awareness day will once again … Read more