Five RAAC-impacted hospitals to be ‘prioritised’ for re-building

The five hospitals are Airedale General Hospital in West Yorkshire, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn, in Norfolk, Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Cambridgeshire, Leighton Hospital in Crewe, and Frimley Park in Surrey. The Department of Health & Social Care says this is ‘on top of two of the worst-affected hospitals’ – West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St … Read more

St James’s connected to Leeds PIPES district heat network

A new heat supply agreement between the Trust and Leeds City Council will enable the supply of low-carbon heat from the Leeds PIPES district heating network to the Trust’s internal low-carbon network, providing low-temperature hot water to 17 buildings at St James’s University Hospital. National law firm, Bevan Brittan, which has an office in Leeds, … Read more

Eleven-floor clinical building to open at Royal Sussex next month

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust says over 100,000 patients a year will be treated across its eleven floors, ‘in purpose-designed environments that meet the latest healthcare standards’. Peter Larsen-Disney, the Clinical director for the 3Ts Redevelopment, said: “This is a once-in -a-generation improvement for patients requiring hospital care from across Sussex. We have a staged … Read more

Free-to-attend webinar on UPS best practice on 20 June

The CPD-accredited webinar will cover the fundamentals of designing a UPS system, enabling healthcare engineers to explore the various UPS options available to suit their requirements. ‘As with medical IT systems’, Kohler Uninterruptible Power says, ‘there is no standard one-size-fits-all solution’. Alex Emms, the company’s Technical director, who will be running the webinar, said: “As … Read more

Software, hardware, and services ‘package’ designed to enhance building operations

The company explained: “Honeywell Forge for Buildings features software, hardware, and services that deliver on key outcomes to help building owners and operators achieve sustainability, operational efficiency, a positive occupant experience, compliance, safety and security, and resilience goals.” Kevin Dehoff, President and CEO, Honeywell Connected Enterprise (pictured), said: “The field of building operations is evolving … Read more

‘Time-saving’ mobile surveying software awarded two ISO certifications

The company says the application can save surveyors ‘up to 60%’ of the time typically spent collecting data and reporting on facility and asset conditions. Gordian said Kycloud’s securing of  ISO 9001 status – ‘the world’s most recognised quality management system standard’ – acknowledged the business’s ‘consistent monitoring, management, and improvement, of the software capabilities … Read more

Call for input on future amendments to BS 7671

IHEEM ETP Chair, Paul Harris, said: “While this may seem to be a long time in the future, IHEEM, which is represented at the JPEL committees by members of the ETP, is required to have all new work proposals submitted for discussion prior to the 3 November 2023 in order that they be considered for … Read more

Electric vehicle shows its benefits at Lancashire hospital

Bradshaw’s Goupil G4 is performing a variety of daily tasks at the Royal Preston Hospital, operated by the Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. With a range of duties to perform to ensure that the daily needs of patients are met, hospital staff were looking for a small, versatile vehicle with a good range, that … Read more

Bender Ireland expands team ‘to continue rapid growth’

In Ireland, Bender has a team that supports new and existing customers with sales, engineering, project management, maintenance, and technical support, primarily in the delivery of turnkey projects for the hospital sector. Operating across both the North and the Republic of Ireland, the team is a dedicated business unit of Cumbria-based Bender UK.  Bender says … Read more

Archus establishes first Welsh office in Swansea

The new quarters, in Swansea city centre, are to become the eighth location for the firm alongside its existing offices in the UK and Ireland. Archus says the move reflects the increasing demand from Welsh healthcare clients for its services – which cover the full lifecycle of healthcare services, including strategic healthcare planning, programme and project … Read more

Coloured doorsets help create vibrant Children’s ED at Stoke Mandeville

The new facility will improve the services of the relocated departments, with the provision of dedicated children’s facilities, reduced ante-natal admissions in facilities, and service provision adhering to national screening programmes. Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS  Trust wanted to create a bright and vibrant environment for the new 3,500 m2 Children’s and Maternity Department. In line with … Read more