Worthing Hospital to get new £4.5 m UTC

UTCs are an alternative to A&E for patients with minor illnesses and injuries that require urgent attention, but not life-saving specialist care, from hospital consultants and nurses. Located within an expanded Emergency Department, the GP-led UTC will provide a larger waiting area, new courtyard extension, and 10 UTC consultation rooms and supporting facilities. The investment … Read more

Assura completes ‘state-of-the art ‘day case hospital in Kettering

Glendon Wood Hospital, funded by Assura, opened its doors on 1 August, and includes two operating theatres, an endoscopy unit, and outpatient consulting rooms ,alongside a radiology department including digital mammography, static CT, and MRI, X-ray, and ultrasound. The announcement came after the Government outlined its intention to leverage the use of independent sector-led community … Read more

BESA welcomes first British Standard for indoor air quality

The new Standard includes an evaluation and rating system for air quality, lighting, thermal comfort, and acoustics. BESA explains that the evaluation will ‘give building managers a benchmark score to help them identify areas of below par performance so they can plan improvements and include IEQ measures in any retrofit and renovation work to improve … Read more

‘Largest ever investment in global AMR surveillance’ announced

The DHSC says this is the largest ever investment in global AMR surveillance by any country, and sees the launch of the second phase of the Fleming Fund’s fight against AMR The announcement comes as the Secretary of State travels to India for his first G20 Health Ministers’ meeting. ‘State-of-the-art laboratories, cutting-edge disease surveillance systems, … Read more

Vision panels find favour for new Hillingdon Hospital temporary building

Vistamatic worked with key contractor, Lloyd Worrall, and Western Building Systems on the new temporary building, the Jubilee Ward, which has been created for the Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and will provide specialist paediatrics, stroke care, rehabilitation, and dementia services. Lloyd Worrall was tasked with providing doorset and ironmongery for the new-build project. It … Read more

Birmingham Children’s Hospital expansion plans approved

As part of the decarbonisation of the healthcare estate, the plans deliver an upgrade to the thermal fabric of the existing Victorian buildings on Steelhouse Lane. Architects, BDP, explain that ‘a radical transformation of the front of the hospital’ will see a new, striking glass façade creating a welcoming arrival space which ‘celebrates and enhances … Read more

Removing the MGPS compliance risk from consultants and customers

The medical gas pipeline specialist explained: “A design consultant can approach any medical gas pipeline system provider for designs. These might look perfect on paper, but what if they don’t function correctly following installation. Who pays for any remedial work? Public Indemnity Insurance doesn’t cover it, and the client could face a large bill and … Read more

Canvey Island health centre re-opens after major X-ray renovation

The centre houses a new ‘state-of-the-art’ X-ray machine on the ground floor, with two accessible changing areas. There will also be additional outpatient clinics on the ground floor and a modernised physiotherapy suite, maximising clinical space, providing care closer to home, and reducing travel time for patients to hospitals off Canvey Island. CHP says having … Read more

Parliamentary Under Secretary opens new wards at Leighton Hospital

Built over two floors, the wards feature a mixture of single and multi-bed bays and a specialist physiotherapy area on the ground floor for occupational therapy and post-surgery recovery, along with a patient day room. Lord Markham, who is responsible for the Government’s programme of building new hospitals and upgrading existing ones, visited Leighton Hospital … Read more