World Design Award for practice’s Scunthorpe CDC design

Yorkshire-based ACA has designed the £19.4 m Scunthorpe Community Diagnostic Centre (CDC) for Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust, responding to a brief ‘for a world class, state-of-the-art landmark to enhance Scunthorpe city centre, which will be a one-stop-shop providing access to a range of diagnostic tests closer to home’. A bio-inspired design has … Read more

Medical gas specialist’s two senior customer care appointments

SHJ says it ‘champions women in engineering’, and the importance of increasing their representation within this industry. It said: “These key appointments also demonstrate our commitment to building strong long-term relationships with customers, and offering an unrivalled level of customer service.” Kim Bowkett said: “I’m truly excited to be joining SHJ, not just because they … Read more

Capital funding must double for more productive and faster care, report says

The Confederation says NHS leaders have told it that the next government must boost capital funding by an extra £6.4 bn in all three years of the next Spending Review to help the NHS address its £10.2 billion maintenance backlog, ‘refurbish dilapidated buildings’, upgrade equipment, and ‘turbocharge’ staff productivity. That would take annual NHS capital … Read more

IWFM anniversary research sets out ‘mega’ opportunity for ‘lynchpin’ sector

Developed with sector experts, the work traces the progress of workplace and facilities management (WFM)’ from the evolution of offices to the rise of digital innovation’, which the Institute says  has ‘changed workspace objectives to a focus on sustainability and employee experience’. Today, ‘post-Brexit, post-pandemic, and in increasingly competitive conditions’, the report stresses, ‘workplace and … Read more

Multidisciplinary £13.7 m surgical hub to benefit patients in Kendal area

Its creation, and work to build a new £8.6 million Community Diagnostic Centre (CDC) to house the latest scanning technology, takes recent investment at WGH to £22.3 m. University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) says it is making ‘this huge investment’ with the aim of ‘providing excellent care, treatment, and experience, for … Read more

NHS and industry expertise combine in strategic agreement

Bringing together the Trust’s clinical and health innovation expertise with J&J’s innovation capabilities, the partnership will – they say – ‘drive lasting improvements to health outcomes in Leeds and across the region, and prioritise a focus on addressing health inequalities’. At an event at the Palace of Westminster on 21 November to update Ministers and … Read more

New website provides resources on passive fire protection

Launched at London Build 2023 on 15 November, the website provides resources on passive fire protection, articulating design related challenges. Members of the PFKG presented updates on the group’s activities, highlighting recent work and sharing future plans at part of London Build’s Fire Safety Stage. PFKG was founded in 2022, as a ‘unique’ not-for-profit collaboration … Read more

Modular heat pumps for seaside Devon hospital

The site serves the Dewnans Centre – a medium secure inpatient mental healthcare facility near the seaside town of Dawlish. While for service-users, living on a site located less than a mile from the sea can be beneficial, at the Dewnans Centre the Trust needed a solution that could cope with saline in the atmosphere, … Read more

Significant expansion and upgrade at London’s major cancer treatment facility

Known as The Royal Marsden Chelsea Development, the expansion will deliver a newly integrated environment for research, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation for those living with, in remission of, and beyond cancer. Alongside the full project design team, including lead architect Stanton Williams, engineers, Hoare Lea, structural engineers, Ramboll, and cost consultant, Gardiner & Theobald, Turner … Read more

Asia Pacific deal will ‘revolutionise patient care environments’

The two businesses say the agreement will introduce ‘cutting-edge’ medical equipment to Australia, New Zealand, and South East Asia. Brandon Medical said:  “At the heart of this collaboration are the shared values that both Device Technologies and Brandon Medical hold dear. From an unwavering commitment to customer focus, and a dedication to innovation, quality, and … Read more

More efficient key management at south-west London Trust

In its most recent CQC review, the Trust was rated ‘Outstanding’ for overall quality and leadership. Key management from the main reception area was, however, highlighted as an issue impacting time and resources, with too great a reliance on manual processes, including recording key locations on paper – which was a particular problem out of … Read more

IHP to deliver to new Whipps Cross multi-storey car park

Barts Health NHS Trust selected IHP as the preferred contractor for the work using the Construction Works and Associated Services ProCure23 framework, which is delivered by the NHS in partnership with Crown Commercial Service for the NHS. The scheme will see construction of a multi-storey car park providing 500 spaces, making access to the new … Read more