Efficient and easy-to-use cleaning devices join Truvox portfolio

Joining the Truvox line-up are imop Lite and the i-scrub 21B cordless power scrubber. i-Team Professional Regional Ambassador UK, Ireland & Benelux, Thijs Stolwijk, explained: “i-Team Professional BV has entered into an OEM partnership with Truvox International, a subsidiary of Tacony Corporation, headquartered in Southampton. A key industry challenge is a shortage of labour, and … Read more

Easier access to innovative medtech products

The organisation explained: “Unlike traditional frameworks for the supply of goods and services, the DPS simplifies and overcomes barriers to entry that small-medium sized enterprises (SMEs) face when tendering to supply NHS Trusts. The new process is streamlined by eliminating the requirement for suppliers to provide financial evaluations when initially entering the DPS process, and … Read more

Work underway on Wigan endoscopy facility

The two hospital extensions are being delivered for Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, to improve diagnosis, reduce waiting times, and increase care capacity across the Wigan borough. Carefoot is principal contractor for the endoscopy unit at the Royal Albert Edward Infirmary in Wigan, and began on site at the end of … Read more

Bringing care closer to home for thousands in in North West London

This comes after the Final Business Case was approved by the North West London Acute Provider Collaborative Board in Common. Construction work is due to start soon, and aims to complete by summer 2026. The Trust says the new five-storey facility will ‘provide vital diagnostic and treatment services’ in cancer, renal, and imaging for local … Read more

Groundworks completed on Oldham CDC’s new Endoscopy Unit

The Modern Methods of Construction specialist says the application of MMC principles and the use of structural modules – pre-manufactured offsite while the groundworks are under way, are enabling it to deliver the high-quality healthcare facility ‘faster, safer, greener, and more cost-effectively’ than traditional building techniques. Preparing foundations for the new two-storey Endoscopy unit involved … Read more

Collaboration key on Epsom ED energy efficiency upgrade

With the installation set to take place in an extremely busy department at the pandemic’s peak, seamless collaboration between the selected supplier and the other project stakeholders was critical to minimise disruption to the work of the Emergency Department and operating theatres. Due to the project’s complexity, critical infrastructure specialist, Hanevo, was brought in to … Read more

Compliance Group and Fire Safe Services announce merger

Coming from larger corporate organisations, the founders of Fire Safe Services set up the business in 2004 with the main objective being to offer excellence in customer service. Compliance Group said: “In doing this, Fire Safe Services has formed many long-lasting client relationships, offering a wide range of products and services across a large geographic … Read more

I&G engages with clinicians on new Seacroft CDC

The project will entail refurbishing one of the unoccupied areas of the site, retrofitting it, and adding two extensions, to create a modern healthcare building to house state-of-the-art technology. Once open, the CDC will offer MRI and CT scanning, X-rays, and various tests, saving local people a journey into the city to a large hospital. … Read more

Webinar will cover key aspects of healthcare ventilation design, commissioning, and operation

The webinar, titled ‘Critical Ventilation Validation & Sustainability Strategy. Considerations for Construction, Handover & Clinical Use’, will be presented by Howorth Service & Aftersales Technical manager, Mike Dunne (pictured), and among the topics covered will be: Ventilation system design and commissioning for validation in accordance with HTM 03-01 Part A and BSRIA BG49:2015; Air-handling units … Read more

Wireless cabinet lock for healthcare environments

The security specialist said: “The user-friendly system is convenient for storing medication in hospitals, and a secure way for patients to store possessions without the need of physical keys.” In one NHS Trust alone, Abloy UK says, it was revealed that more than £273,000 was paid to patients and their families as compensation for lost … Read more

£1 million boost for wireless innovations ‘to improve patient care’

Around £1 million has been awarded to these Trusts as part of NHS England’s Wireless Trials programme, which seeks ‘to make the most of cutting-edge wireless technologies to provide the best care and experiences for patients, while freeing up more staff time to spend with their patients’. Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust will trial combining … Read more

Trio of new St Albans City Hospital theatres set to open this winter

Demolition work started on 12 February to make way for three new operating theatres and a surgical procedure room at St Albans City Hospital, all due to open their doors this winter. Patients from across Hertfordshire and west Essex awaiting non-complex orthopaedic surgery, spinal injections, or ear, nose and throat (ENT) procedures will be invited … Read more