Bringing essential services closer to the community in Sussex

On 22 September, an event was held at the upgraded Shoreham’s Southlands Hospital to celebrate bringing essential services closer to the community it serves. This saw speeches by Clinical director for Community Diagnostic Centres in West Sussex, Neil Cripps, and Jemma Deane, Community Diagnostic Centre manager. head of Radiology Services at UH Sussex, Caroline Davidson, … Read more

The Harborne Hospital celebrates practical completion

Opening to patients in early January 2024, the 50-inpatient bed, four-theatre hospital is located on the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham campus, and, HCA Healthcare UK says, will provide ‘a depth and breadth’ of independent healthcare not currently available in the region, including in specialties such as cancer, cardiac, and orthopaedics and across inpatient, outpatient, and … Read more

Modular build specialist expands in Ireland as it targets healthcare sector growth

VBC has appointed a team of 27 product designers, architectural technicians, and support staff who, based at the new facility in County Monaghan, ‘bring vast, world-class experience in timber panelised solutions’.  The business says the move will expand its ‘already diverse’ modular product portfolio into timber panelised construction, and increase its design and engineering capabilities … Read more

New Ulster Hospital ED opens to patients

Avanti says the new department features ‘generous light-filled spaces’, and provides a safe, therapeutic environment for patients, staff, and visitors. The architects said: “It is equipped with advanced resuscitation facilities, separate adult and children’s departments, excellent triage facilities, and a dedicated ambulance arrivals area. The new Emergency Department links directly with the new Imaging Department … Read more

Lexica’s Property Consultancy team strengthens North West presence

Based in Manchester, he will focus on expanding Lexica’s presence across the North West of England. With over 30 years’ experience in estates and asset management growth strategies across the NHS and wider public sector, Lexica says he brings ‘a wealth of knowledge’ that will be invaluable as it continues to grow its team and … Read more

Unite calls for urgent RAAC risk-register in NHS

A similar risk register already exists for asbestos, and ensures that employers are monitored by their Health and Safety committees under the auspices of Unite health and safety representatives. Unite is asking for a RAAC risk-register to be established at every NHS site within the next 30 days. Units said: “The dangers posed by RAAC, … Read more

‘Green light’ for £105 m National Rehabilitation Centre

Approval by HM Treasury means work on the site, near Loughborough in the East Midlands, can now start in earnest, creating a 70-bed, ‘purpose-built and highly energy-efficient’ new facility as part of the Government’s New Hospital Programme. The specialist NHS facility will be built on the Stanford Hall Rehabilitation Estate, already home to the Defence … Read more

Tilbury Douglas completes Aintree hospital ED extension

The new two-storey extension, with hybrid operating theatres, features improved assessment areas, an enhanced Radiology Department, and improvements to ambulance drop-off bays on the ground floor. The new dedicated Stroke Emergency Assessment Unit ensures that patients are swiftly clinically assessed using a CT scanner, so treatments are administered as soon as possible to ensure the … Read more

NHS could lose out on £1 bn of savings without fast 5G roll-out

Local councils also stand to miss out on significant savings, with 5G-enabled technologies having the potential to reduce social care spending by 5%. On top of the £40 million 5G Innovation Regions funding currently available to councils, this would help plug the existing gap in social care funding.  The findings, calculated by WPI Economics, come … Read more

Move into GMMTH now well under way

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust said: “The GMMTH is a facility for the people of Greater Manchester that will significantly enhance the care major trauma patients receive. It is located on the Salford Royal site, and due to open to patients and visitors this October. The new trauma hospital will support the approach … Read more

Bristol West MP opens University’s new £36 m Dental School

Global multidisciplinary design practice, BDP, supported the University with a feasibility study to identify a suitable new site, and designed the chosen scheme, with contractor, Kier Construction, delivering it. The £36 million Dental School, previously based at Bristol Dental Hospital, has now moved to 1 Trinity Quay, a former office building in the heart of … Read more

Childrens’ day treatment centre opens to patients

Housing the ‘state-of-the-art’ Children’s Day Surgery Unit, it houses two new operating theatres, and will help the hospital treat up to an additional 2,300 children per year. Families will wait less on the day of surgery, as pre-surgery checks, the operation, recovery, and preparation for discharge can all be done seamlessly in one place, on … Read more