Hats off to UCL’s theatre team

Theatre team members at University College Hospital, The Grafton Way Building, Westmoreland Street, and The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, will be given their own personal supply of hats, plus a net bag to wash them in at home. Each hat will display the name and job title of the team member, making identification … Read more

Framework will help NHS organisations procure solutions ‘at pace’

Free to access, NHS SBS’s Customer Framework Agreement Portal reportedly provides a simple way for NHS and public sector organisations’ to procure solutions at pace’, while being ‘efficient, compliant and cost-effective’. It hosts all of NHS SBS’s framework agreements – over 40 – under one ‘virtual roof’, enabling users to browse, search, compare and find … Read more

KCL Gene Therapy Vector Facility completed

Delivered within a live environment, the expanded £5.8 m facility will now operate as one of the largest suppliers of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) grade viral vectors, supporting clinical trials across Europe. Its new micro laboratory will be used for routine environmental monitoring activities and assessment of incoming microbiological media. Meanwhile, two laboratories on the … Read more

Increase in hospital fires highlights compliant fire doors’ importance

Brian Sofley, MD of Assa Abloy Opening Solutions UK & Ireland Door Group, said: “The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 requires that healthcare organisations undertake risk assessments to identify the general fire precautions needed to safeguard occupants in case of fire, including their safe means of escape. “Healthcare buildings can present highly specific requirements … Read more

D&L Medical marks 30 years in the medical gas sector

The company’s ‘robust’ maintenance division offers Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) options that span medical, dental, pharmaceutical, and industrial gas pipeline systems. It said: “What sets D&L Medical apart is our commitment to tailoring PPM contracts to individual site requirements, encompassing not only compliance with HTM 02-01 standards, but also aligning with our rigorous corporate maintenance … Read more

Another construction milestone celebrated

This follows the recent completion of the new Rapid Assessment Unit in the live Emergency and Urgent Care Campus in December 2023. The latest scheme comprises a full-scale remodelling of the hospital’s existing Emergency Department, with approximately 2,600 m2 of internal refurbishment, along with a remodelling of the existing ambulance drop-off. There will be new … Read more

Europe’s first’ solar car park ‘with carbon-friendly construction’

The company said: “Opening to the public in April, the new SCP at Wiltshire Council’s Five Rivers Health & Wellbeing Centre is a significant leap in maximising the lifetime sustainability of solar installations, and showcases several advanced technologies that revolutionise the construction, efficiency, and visual appeal of SCPs. The new SCP structure is made from … Read more

Topping-out for £23 m health centre in Chiswick

A joint £23 million project between NHSPS and Hounslow Council, with major support coming from various stakeholders, the centre will be the base for Chiswick PCN and community staff delivering a range of primary care services to over 60,000 patients in the locality. At the topping-out, main contractors, Willmott Dixon, hosted representatives from NHS Property … Read more

Steam boiler operator ‘skills gap’ addressed

Fulton National Consultant specialist, Leigh Bryan (pictured right, with PPL Training Sales director, Jonathan Eland), says of the wider benefits of the training course designed by the boiler manufacturer: “Competency and safety are key focuses of the courses, for sure. To us though, it’s more than just that. We outline the operator’s procedures that can … Read more

IHEEM Publishes its 2024 Business Priorities

We are delighted to share our 2024 plan with our members as part of our ongoing commitment to transparency and to keep you updated with key information about the Institutes plans, activities and achievements.  The priorities and deliverables set out in this document have been ratified by IHEEM Council and outline how we are continuing … Read more

Villeroy & Boch set to become one of Europe’s largest bathroom product manufacturers

Via the integration Villeroy & Boch says it will become one of Europe’s largest manufacturers of bathroom products, with around 13,000 staff and a global production and distribution network. It says Ideal Standard ‘complements its business model excellently’. The complementary strengths of the two companies in terms of regional presence, sales strategies and product and … Read more