New endoscopy unit will double Royal Gwent Hospital’s capacity

The new facility will enable the hospital to double its capacity, significantly improve the patient experience, and reduce waiting times. The endoscopy facility is located in the former maternity unit which moved in 2021 to Grange University Hospital in Llanfrechfa, Cwmbran, the new, ‘multi award-winning’ specialist critical care centre also designed by BDP. BDP worked … Read more

Latest NHSPS annual report highlights £45.9 m in cost savings

Published earlier in January, the report demonstrates that the business – which owns and manages around 10 per cent of the NHS estate – exceeded its initial financial target of £32.5 m by over £12 million, and has now delivered a cumulative total of over £295 m in savings to the NHS since 2017. It also … Read more

Aermec opens new HQ and northern European hub in Southend

The ribbon-cutting ceremony was particularly poignant as the building is named after Giordano Riello, Aermec’s founder who died last May. Aermec’s 4,250 ft2 custom-built facility has two floors of office space, as well as capacity for a dedicated training room and a 2,007 ft2 warehouse. The Southend location will become Aermec’s, northern European hub and … Read more

Dfendoor doors for Harefield heart and lung wards

The Maple Ward required new doorsets that could both meet the highest standards of fire integrity, resilience, durability, and hygiene, and would positively impact the overall wellbeing of patients, staff, and visitors. SDS said: “The Dfendoor doorsets – known for their exceptional toughness and minimal maintenance requirements, were chosen to play a transformative role in … Read more

Hybrid lighting system offers ‘ultimate design flexibility’

The international lighting technologies company, which ‘specialises’ in intelligent and energy-saving lighting solutions, says that the ability to select the most suitable lighting solution for each space is ‘paramount in ensuring optimal lighting conditions for occupants’. CEO, Adel Hattab, said: “We at Helvar believe smart buildings can be smarter than they are today. At the … Read more

New business promises ‘transformation’ in FM delivery

The new FM business is led by Venesa Coodien, ‘a highly accomplished managing director with over 25 years’ experience’, and Stuart Robertson, Finance & Procurement director (see photo), who say their ‘passion for innovation and delivering exceptional service has driven them to assemble a team of industry experts who share their vision for excellence’. The … Read more

Bristan unveils range of water-saving products in new ESG pledge

The report outlines the business’s ‘commitment to sustainability’, with a key focus being ‘innovation in energy and water-saving products’. Bristan has recently introduced what it dubs ‘innovative’ Eco Start technology on bathroom taps, which it says saves energy by having cold water as the default central start position of the tap handle. Hot water is … Read more

London ‘getting hotter’ and some hospitals at particular risk, report says

It also shows that  there is a direct correlation between a higher heat risk and areas that have greater socio-economic vulnerabilities. Arup says the study — published alongside the independent London Climate Resilience Review’s interim report, will help inform how London and the boroughs ‘prioritise interventions and adaptations needed across the capital to respond to … Read more

Ribbon-cutting as Jenny Lind Paediatric Theatre suite opens

Ronnie Cooper and Henriette Johnson held the ribbon for NNUH Clinical lead, Caroline Banson, to cut, allowing everyone into the new complex, which consists of a twin paediatric theatre suite, a recovery unit, and associated staff and patient supporting facilities. NNUH Chief Executive, Nick Hulme said: “This is a major development for paediatrics at the … Read more

Tower Hamlets health centre awarded BREEAM Fit Out 2014 ‘Excellent’ Rating

BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) is a globally recognised method for certifying the sustainability of buildings. BREEAM UK Refurbishment and Fit-out 2014 is a specific version of BREEAM designed to assess and certify the environmental performance of refurbishment and fit-out projects. The BREEAM 2014 scheme assesses various aspects of a building’s environmental performance, … Read more

Caverion’s MEP contract win for German hospital

The company says the new facility has ‘an ideal location’ on a former airfield between the cities of Sindelfingen and Böblingen. Thanks to optimal use of space, the central five-storey building will have a gross floor area of 112,000 m², accommodating around 700 general care patient beds, 13 operating theatres, ‘all relevant functional units’, and … Read more

Imperial seeking views on major hospital rebuilding plans

The engagement activities include ‘drop-in’ sessions, an online ’Q&A’ with CEO, Professor Tim Orchard, and a dedicated website and survey.  Flyers promoting the activities are being distributed to local residents and businesses, and the activities advertised via local and social media. A world-renowned teaching and research hospital, St Mary’s opened in 1945, and is the … Read more

‘Advanced’ new bedpan washer-disinfectors launched

The new Maxi now has an extra urine bottle spigot, boosting its capacity by 20%, reduces energy consumption per item by 20%, and cuts water consumption per item by 20%. Both the Maxi and the Optima 3 now feature a new plastic front (and decal), with antimicrobial protection to help prevent cross-infection, and a new … Read more