Regional pathology laboratory completed at Leeds’s LGI

The new Centre for Laboratory Medicine will also accommodate some pathology services from Mid Yorkshire Teaching NHS Trust and Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust as part of a wider regional pathology services ‘transformation programme’.  Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust says the ‘regional partnership’ –  formed through a collaboration with the West Yorkshire Association of … Read more

Line-type detector ‘offers effective fire protection in harsh environments’

Patol said: “This intelligent detector is designed specifically to cope with the most difficult conditions – those typically problematic for other forms of detection. This includes fully automatic monitoring of large open areas, environments with extreme humidity and high temperatures, applications where resistance to corrosive gases is essential, or where differentiation between false alarms and … Read more

UVC water trap disinfector tackles multi-drug-resistant bacteria

The infection prevention specialist explained: “Sink water traps are a breeding ground for MDR bacteria. Infection risks occur when water used for staff handwashing, patient hygiene, and washing devices, becomes contaminated, and is then drained through the sinks. If water flow is restricted, biofilm-forming bacteria may create stable reservoirs in waste pipes and semi-horizontal drainpipes. … Read more

BESA backs call to triple retrofit recruitment

The Association says a study by the recruitment firm, Reed Environment, estimated that current rates of recruitment for professions carrying out building retrofit work would have to triple if the country was to meet its 2050 Net Zero target. It concluded the UK is currently on track to miss the required number of building energy … Read more

Howorth expands in US with new North Carolina facility

Howorth Air Technology is establishing an operation in Charlotte, North Carolina, from where it will provide a range of services – including service support, spare parts, and training, as well as modifications, conversions, and upgrades to clients’ existing Howorth containment equipment. The new base is headed by Cory Clarke (see photo) as Howorth’s new US … Read more

Work starts on new main entrance at Portsmouth’s Queen Alexandra Hospital

Being delivered by healthcare construction specialist, Stepnell, for Portsmouth Hospitals University (PHU) NHS Trust, the 12-month project includes the creation of a new Changing Places facility, one of three accessible toilet and changing spaces set to arrive at the hospital soon. A lecture theatre and a clothing store, The Stock Shop, will also be constructed. … Read more

£11 m ambulance hub being built in Bury St Edmunds

The business says this is part of its ‘continued strategic expansion into emerging opportunities – delivering quality healthcare services to the local population through partnerships with NHS Trusts’. In partnership with East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) – one of  England’s largest ambulance Trusts – the 2,900 m2 facility will act as a … Read more

Expansion of the Electrical Technical Platform

The Electrical Technical Platform (ETP) is a group of electrical engineers working in all aspects of healthcare engineering. Currently the ETP provides representation and comment on numerous documents on behalf of IHEEM, examples of this being representation in the development and maintenance of BS 7671 along with national representation in international documentation including IEC 60364-7-710 … Read more

Plans for James Paget diagnostic centre takes further step forward

Commissioned by The NHS Norfolk and Waveney Integrated Care System, and designed by LSI Architects, the new centre will give the hospital the capacity to diagnose disease quicker – particularly cancer, and in turn reduce NHS waiting lists, which have only grown since the COVID-19 pandemic. The James Paget University Hospital is one of Norfolk’s … Read more

Medway Trust gets real-time electronic bed management and patient flow system

Underpinned by TeleTracking’s operational electronic bed management platform, the Centre will give a dedicated team of nursing professionals and bed placement specialists real-time visibility of bed status across Medway Maritime Hospital (pictured), the Trust’s Gillingham-based hospital site that serves over 424,000 people across Kent and Medway. With this real-time operational visibility, Medway expects to increase … Read more

Visqueen expands fire protection range

The company explains that the complete AVCL system, including fixing and jointing tapes, achieves fire classification Class B – s1, d0 to EN 13501-1:2018. as well as zero air leakage to BS EN 1026:2016 when tested by third party independent laboratories, Warringtonfire and the British Board of Agrément respectively. Semi-transparent for ease of installation, and … Read more

CABE ‘delivering the future of building control’ with new regulator

CABE (The Chartered Association of Building Engineers) says its new process will enable Building Inspectors to evidence their skills, knowledge, and experience, and gain the necessary certification to allow them to apply to the BSR’s register of Building Inspectors. The Building Safety Act 2022 has made it mandatory for all building control inspectors undertaking restricted … Read more

Caddick completes North West’s new £6 m ‘sustainable’ health centre

The development is the second healthcare facility built by Caddick on behalf of  United Healthcare Developments, following its recent completion of the Carlisle Healthcare South Hub. Both have achieved a BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ rating, which Caddick says has been achieved ‘through a meticulous design and build process focused on integrated ventilation systems and a fabric first’ … Read more