June webinar will highlight UPS systems’ critical role

Kohler Uninterruptible Power explained: “With growing restrictions on generators, the use of uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems in healthcare buildings to support life safety equipment is becoming increasingly important. In the event of a power outage, a UPS system provides a reliable power source to critical building systems such as evacuation lifts and emergency lighting, … Read more

Gamma Knife unit successfully upgraded at Queen Square

Specialised cranage equipment was used, lifting over 15 tonnes of equipment between the two high-rise buildings. The source loader weighed approximately nine tonnes, with the radiation vault at roughly five tonnes, while a variety of other equipment also required specialist transportation. The Gamma Knife source loader is a sophisticated device used to precisely position radioactive … Read more

Major energy project completed at Hillingdon Hospital

Work to refurbish the Energy Generation Centre (formerly known as the incinerator), next to the Estates building on Kirby Way, has taken two years, but the plant is now complete and operational. Director of Operational Estates and Facilities, Steve Wedgwood, said: “It is the culmination of a two-year, £9.7 million build project which has been … Read more

Integrated community mental health centre opens in Islington

The opening was attended by representatives from Kier and other key figures from the local community. Kier built the facility for the North London Mental Health Partnership through the Procure Partnerships Framework, as part of the Partnership’s St Pancras Transformation Programme. Works included demolishing the existing facility on site and constructing a new four-storey building … Read more

SPARK TSL acquires Sentean Group

The developments mean SPARK TSL can offer NHS Trusts ‘a unique digital platform to accelerate the adoption of innovation, and deliver quantifiable improvements in operational efficiency and patient education and engagement’. Sentean, meanwhile, can access additional resources and SPARK TSL’s Wi-Fi capabilities so it can ‘scale’ in the Dutch market, where it works with around … Read more

Government procurement department saved taxpayers £3.8 billion in 2022 / 2023 alone

CCS centralises government procurement, ‘allowing thousands of public sector organisations to procure services quicker and easier, while saving taxpayers substantial sums of money each year’.  Over 21,000 public sector organisations are now supported through the central system – including schools, hospitals, and prisons, saving them money on purchases ranging from food to IT, and allowing … Read more

Bath’s new Dyson Cancer Centre opens to patients

The purpose-built facility, at  Royal United Hospital, brings under one roof many of the RUH’s cancer services to provide a cancer services hub for over 500,000 people in the South West. RUH Chief Executive, Cara Charles-Barks, said: “This is a major milestone for our community. We know cancer affects many lives, and this new centre … Read more

Topping out for National Rehabilitation Centre

The event began with a piper leading guests onto the roof of the brand-new three-storey National Rehabilitation Centre (NRC), before key individuals were invited to cement their involvement in the programme by signing their names in concrete. The topping out also marked the completion of the building’s frame, symbolising another important milestone in the journey … Read more

North West Anglia works with Clinisys to modernise pathology services

The Trust, which serves 800,000 patients in North Cambridgeshire and South Lincolnshire, found itself with two LIMS on its formation out of the merger of Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals and Hinchingbrooke Health Care in 2017. The new LIMS, plus an extension of the ICE order communications and results reporting system to Hinchingbrooke, will – it … Read more

Dulux and CRASH Charity join forces to support Herriot Hospice Homecare

CRASH focuses on supporting hospices and homelessness organisations with vital construction projects, and Dulux Decorator Centre has been one of its Corporate Patrons for the past 10 years, assisting with paint and specification needs. Here Dulux Decorator Centre was called upon to assist with the paint specification, and donated all the paint needed for the … Read more

NHS steps us campaign to recruit former Armed Forces personnel

Running until March 2025, the new NHS Long Term Workforce Plan drive will – NHS England says – encourage serving and retired armed forces personnel and their families to consider a career in one of the 14 allied health professions on offer in the health service. Universities across England will host a series of open … Read more

Inspection report praises Scarborough Hospital expansion construction

After six years of planning and a two-year construction period on the Woodlands Road hospital site, the UECC — the largest investment ever in the Trust’s history – is expected to open in the summer. IHP say it has ‘achieved a remarkable 100% in every quality check’ under the ‘Considerate Constructors’ scheme, whose inspectors recently … Read more