Compliance Group announces ‘third deal of the year’

“Founded in 1995 by Curtis and Toni Waters,” Compliance Group explained, “CT Fire Protection has built a stellar reputation known for its prompt service, extensive expertise, and excellent value, with a blue-chip client base that reflects its commitment to superior customer service.” CT Fire Protection specialises in fire sprinkler systems and fire pumps, dry and … Read more

Tameside Hospital doubles its MRI capacity with new suite

Canon Medical says that with 2.5 million more people in England projected to be living with major illness by 2040, increasing diagnostic imaging capacity has ‘never been more important’ for the UK’s 215 NHS Trusts, adding that demand for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), particularly, is ‘at an all-time high’. To address the demand and help … Read more

Salix-backed Horton General decarbonisation scheme completes

Insulation upgrades and energy-efficient heating and ventilation system improvements, as well as heat pumps and solar panels, have been installed as part of a £6.5 m Trust project to reduce the hospital’s carbon footprint and deliver financial savings. Of this, £5.7 m was funded through Phase 3b of the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme, delivered by … Read more

Respiratory support unit at Orpington hospital

The project includes the provision of 12 RSU bed bays, complemented by essential supporting facilities. “Patients, and especially those with degenerative conditions like dementia, will also benefit significantly from colour-coded environments, the architects say. Floyd Slaski said: “By assigning contrasting colours in bed bays, bedroom corridor walls, and surrounding areas, the hospital provides visual cues … Read more

Regeneration specialist to ‘transform’ Leeds’s Old Medical School

The Trust says the proposed agreement to acquire and refurbish the grade II*-listed building represents the first phase in the delivery of the Innovation Village, which it dubs ‘a world-class cluster for science, innovation, and technology surrounding the new hospital development at Leeds General Infirmary’. The Innovation Village is – the Trust explains – a … Read more

Two-storey endoscopy unit in Rugby handed over

The new facility, built using Modern Methods of Construction (MMC), is formed from 22 modules precision engineered and constructed at Portakabin’s York manufacturing facility and transported to the site. Following extensive groundworks, the building was then craned into position in just four days. Due to the nature of the procedures being carried out, Portakabin collaborated … Read more

Peel-apart packs will support theatre air quality study

Supported by NHS England, the UK Health Security Agency, and British Orthopaedic Association, the JOINTCASE audit aims to check the air quality of ultraclean air (UCA) operating theatres while in use for surgery. Cherwell explains that ‘despite the well-documented relationship between microbiological air quality and deep infection rates, it is not routine to monitor operating … Read more

NHSPS re-launches space management system

First launched in 2016, the ‘complete space management system’ was developed for the whole healthcare sector, and provides all NHS and public sector landlords with a suite of specialist estates management, booking and analytics tools, ‘complemented by expert support and guidance from healthcare sector specialists’. NHSPS explained: “NHS Open Space helps landlords better understand how … Read more

Demand for biodegradable flushable wipes ‘set to rise’, manufacturer says

The sluice room technology and infection prevention and control specialist warns that they can also leave harmful microplastics in the environment. It explained: “In contrast, our eco-friendly maceratable and flushable wipes for hospitals and care homes are confirmed as fully biodegradable and compostable, complying with EDANA and INDA flushability standards. Manufactured from 100% non-woven cellulosic … Read more

Partnership will aim to significantly improve cleaning of endoscopes

The researchers will be collaborating with PFE Medical on a Knowledge Transfer Project (KTP) to assess if fibre optic probes carrying ultraviolet (UV) light can detect biofilms. If successful they will use this to develop ‘a world-first’ device to inspect devices and clear them for use, improving patient safety. A KTP is a three-way collaboration … Read more