Solar car park to deliver 1,000 MWh of electricity annually

Veolia says the installation will produce 1,000 MWh of solar-generated electricity annually, and lower CO2 emissions by 222 tonnes in the first year.  The solar array comprises over 2,412 solar panels across eight canopies covering 400 car parking spaces. The new SCP also includes 10 solar-powered EV charge points for staff use. By covering the … Read more

Playing a part in Institute’s 80th anniversary celebrations

The training specialist said: “With this year coinciding with IHEEM’s 80th anniversary, the week of 9 October became a week of celebrations, networking, and – of course – important conversations and conference sessions delivered by those at the forefront of their fields within estates and facilities. We were proud to sponsor and speak at IHEEM’s … Read more

Life time Achievement – Dr P L Yuen

IHEEM’s annual Healthcare Estates gala dinner saw the IHEEM Lifetime Achievement Award presented to Dr PL Yuen, of IHEEM’s Hong Kong Branch. IHEEM CEO, Pete Sellars, said: “Tonight, it is my utmost privilege and honour to present this year’s IHEEM Lifetime Achievement Award, which is given this year to an individual who – since I … Read more

Leeds Teaching Hospitals’ £1.1 m solar canopy installation

The Trust says the £1.1 million project will provide sustainable solar power to the hospital, reducing its reliance on conventional energy sources, and lowering its carbon footprint. The 617 solar panels will reduce carbon emissions by 43.7 tonnes, and save the Trust £75,000, annually, while the electricity generated will reduce the use of grid electricity … Read more

Comprehensive fire suppression system installed at Poole Hospital

The project has been part of the hospital’s wider new build programme, working in partnership with TG Clarke. The Novec fire suppression system, designed and installed by Secure I.T. Environments, included IG55 gas cylinders, combined fire extract and pressure relief vents, detectors, voice sounders, control panels, remote panels, back-up batteries, manual extinguisher release, and extinguishant … Read more

Inhaler recycling service helps Grundon win sustainability award

The awards saw Grundon rewarded for its overall commitment to environmental best practice, as well as what it dubs its ‘ground-breaking’ inhaler recycling programme, which is expected to deliver significant carbon savings for the NHS. The judges commented that the service ‘really addresses and solves an issue that hadn’t been tackled before’, and said: “There … Read more

Roofing contractor offers staff online menopause support

Taking place throughout October, World Menopause Awareness is an initiative instigated by the International Menopause Society (IMS). It included a World Menopause Awareness Day on 18 October. Its theme was cardiovascular disease (CVD), a leading cause of death for women across the developed and developing world. The IMS has published a whitepaper on the subject, … Read more

SageTech Medical signs five-year contract with Bupa

SageTech Medical said: “Inhalational anaesthetic gases are vital for putting patients to sleep for operations, but they come with an environmental cost. Approximately 95% of the volatile anaesthetic used during a procedure is released into the atmosphere as highly polluting waste gas.” Bupa says preventing the release and environmental pollution caused by anaesthetic gases is … Read more

World Ventil8 Day will ‘turn spotlight on building health crisis’

The initiative – supported by professional and trade bodies, universities, and environmental groups worldwide – aims to raise awareness of ‘the vital role played by ventilation in supporting people’s health, well-being, and productivity’. The World Health Organization (WHO) says exposure to poor indoor air quality (IAQ) is directly linked to 3.8 million premature deaths worldwide … Read more

Six-storey eating disorders clinic open in Harley Street

The new six-storey, purpose-built and ‘trauma-informed’ space houses the clinic’s intensive day treatment programme, facilitating individual and group therapy sessions, plus meals and dietetic support. It will offer both in-person and online treatments. The original centre on London’s Hallam Street has since become the home of Orri’s new in-person outpatient services. All programmes follow a … Read more

Quintain says GP ‘super surgery’ will open at Wembley Park

When operational, it will be the largest NHS GP practice in the Brent, serving up to 25,000 patients. The space is being delivered by on the ground floor of the recently opened ‘Repton Gardens’ residential development, in agreement with Brent Council. The 11,000 ft2 surgery will significantly increase patient capacity in the area, providing a … Read more

OCS announces first ‘bolt-on’ acquisition under the ownership of CD&R

Founded in 2005, Accuro provides FM services to clients across the Midlands, East Anglia, and the North of England, with a portfolio of successful long-term contracts mostly within the healthcare sector. More recently, it has diversified into the education sector, with a focus on cleaning services. The acquisition is OCS’s first since it merged with … Read more

Green Plans: progress and pitfalls examined

On 22 November, from 11.00-12.00 am, in its latest webinar held in conjunction with HEJ, energy management and sustainability consultancy, Inenco, will address this pressing subject. The webinar will cover topics including: What has changed since 2022? How, in general, do Trusts seem to be doing? Examples of best practice. How best to unlock progress. … Read more

Seasoned professional’s new role

The company said: “Throughout his career, Rod has been in regular contact with CST, buying critical messaging products from us to complement and integrate with the healthcare staff and patient safety solutions he was responsible for.” CST supplies, installs, services, and maintains, communication and critical alerting solutions. It said: “Our emergency messaging solutions are designed … Read more