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NHS Property Services Awards Consultancy Contract for National Smarter Buildings Programme

NHS Property Services are working with Leeds-based energy analytics and industrial IoT business Hark Systems to design a smarter building programme for 3,600 National Health Service facilities. The contract which has been confirmed for an initial period of three months will focus on designing an “Eco-System of technology” to enable the connectivity of buildings and…

Healthcare

Veolia Targeting Carbon Savings at Eastbourne District General Hospital

Veolia has been awarded a £27 million energy management contract to upgrade the 459-bed Eastbourne District General Hospital, part of East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust. The contract, which extends to 2040, includes a multi-million pound construction project during 2023 that will deliver wide ranging energy upgrades and target carbon savings of 4,129 tonnes per year.…

Construction

BAM to Deliver £84m Mental Health Care Unit in Wales

BAM has been commissioned by Betsi Cadwaladr University (BCU) Health Board to develop the detailed design for a new inpatient adult and older persons mental health unit at Glan Clwyd Hospital in Bodelwyddan near Rhyl, Wales. The Welsh Government has approved the Health Board’s outline plans and the scheme can now proceed to a full…

Healthcare

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust Deploys Diversey UV-C Disinfection Technology

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust has recently introduced two of Diversey’s advanced Moonbeam3 Disinfection Technology UV-C devices to augment its infection prevention capabilities at the Walsall Manor Hospital. The devices are initially being used in bathrooms and other confined spaces although the trust’s facilities team anticipates they will be used in other parts of the hospital…

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Parr FM Secures Place on New £800m NHS Hard FM Framework Agreement

UK facility services provider Parr Facilities Management (Parr FM) which operates offices in Manchester, Glasgow and Belfast, has been named as a supplier on the NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) second-generation Hard Facilities Management framework agreement. The Hard Facilities Management 2 (Hard FM) framework agreement offers a compliant route to market to all NHS…

Healthcare

Texas Department of State Re-Designates Harris Health LBJ Hospital as Maternal Level III Facility

Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital has received its re-designation as a Maternal Level III facility by the Texas Department of State Health Services, a recognition that places the Harris Health System hospital among 44 similarly designated facilities for their high quality of care and service for new mothers and newborns.  The hospital which is operated by…

Appointments

Cushman & Wakefield Expands Healthcare Project Management Capabilities in California

Cushman & Wakefield has expanded its offering to the healthcare sector in the West Region of the United States with the addition of an eight-member project management team as well as the purchase of certain assets from Petra Integrated Construction Strategies, LLC, an end-to-end healthcare facility concept, planning, development, and project management services firm in…

Construction

Harris Health System Begins US $16 Million Makeover of Casa de Amigos Health Center

Harris Health System will soon begin a $16 million renovation and expansion project to transform Harris Health Casa de Amigos Health Center into a ‘healthcare beacon’ in Houston’s historic Northside. Once completed, the 29,000-square-foot facility will include 3,000 more square feet of space, a new entrance and exterior. The three-phase construction project will touch nearly…

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Pediatric Center in Washington Designed From a Child’s Eye Perspective

Nestled in the foothills of the Cascades, Encompass Snoqualmie is a 10,000 square-foot state-of-the-art pediatric therapy facility that is anything but institutional. Designed by Seattle-based Signal Architecture + Research, Encompass’s new center acts as a stem, binding together a vast root network of staff and professional therapists (both mobile and facility-based) with a branching system…

Healthcare

BAM FM Secures Place on NHS Shared Business Services Framework

BAM’s facilities management business has been appointed by NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS), to its Hard Facilities Management framework agreement (Hard FM). BAM was awarded a place for eight main lots, and places on 23 sub lots. The full list is below. BAM’s healthcare credentials were also recently recognised by its appointment to the…

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NHS SBS Revises Hard FM Procurement Framework

NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS), has launched its second-generation Hard Facilities Management (Hard FM) framework agreement. The second iteration of the organisation’s highly successful framework is designed to respond to the need within the NHS for high-quality, innovative and cost-effective solutions, which help NHS trusts manage their estates successfully. The new framework’s scope has…

Healthcare

Bringing Major Acts and Community Engagement to Kentucky Derby Week

Derby season is in full swing, and Louisville ASM Global-managed venues, The KFC Yum! Center, Lynn Family Stadium and Norton Healthcare Sports & Learning Center, have all stepped up to bring more entertainment options to local residents and visitors than ever before. The Louisville Initiative is part of ASM Global Acts, which is designed to…

Healthcare

Harris Health Ben Taub Hospital Dedicates Surgical Suites to Former Surgeon

Accompanied by family, friends and colleagues, Kenneth L. Mattox, MD, returned to Harris Health Ben Taub Hospital on April 7 for a ceremony to dedicate the medical facility’s second-floor surgical suites in his honor. During a 60-year medical career that ended only in 2020, Mattox served as Ben Taub Hospital’s chief-of-staff and surgeon-in-chief for 31…

Healthcare

Raising a Glass to Warehouse Automation

Warehouse automation is helping the beverage industry combat new commercial pressures in the post-pandemic era, says Paul Freeman, Head of Logistics Solutions for Toyota Material Handling. With increasingly fickle consumers demanding new brands and flavours all the time, drink manufacturers are continuously looking to add to their product offerings. As a result, across the beverage…

Healthcare

Reckitt Named Official Platinum Jubilee Pageant Hygiene Partner

Dettol maker Reckitt has been appointed as the Official Hygiene Partner of the Platinum Jubilee Pageant, as planning for the historic event in June ramps up. The celebrations are to mark Her Majesty The Queen becoming the first British Monarch to reach 70 years of service and will span several events across the Jubilee holiday.…

Healthcare

World Health Day: Keeping Yourself and the Planet Safe

With World Health Day 2022 focused on our planet and wellbeing following Covid-19, Johnson Controls workplace transformation specialist Mark Bouldin comments on the importance of balancing a predominantly indoor existence with exposure to clean outdoor air. Today marks World Health Day 2022, which focuses on the increasing threats of a polluted planet that can damage…

Healthcare

World Health Day, a Cleaner World and a Healthier Future

On World Health Day 2022 Sam Greaves, managing director of cleaning product manufacturer Cleenol Group, explains how modest changes to our lifestyles can contribute to a healthier future. In addition to challenges created by the global pandemic, many millions of people are now facing challenges relating to climate change, air pollution, water shortages, and an…

Corporate Social Responsibility

The Business of Health Equity

A major new report from the UCL Institute of Health Equity (UCL-IHE) and Legal & General lays a roadmap for the role of industry in ‘levelling up’ the United Kingdom, and examines the evidence of how businesses affect health and what they can do to improve health equity.  In the past, businesses have often been…

Healthcare

Supporting Onsite Covid-19 Testing and Vaccination Programs

Employee health screenings and contingent staffing provider Impact Health has implemented Oracle NetSuite to support the rapid growth of its its onsite COVID-19 testing and vaccination programs. The deployment of Oracle NetSuite will automate critical financial processes and improve visibility across the business – in addition to supplying an integrated business platform for managing the…

Best Practice

What You Need to Know About Changes to PPE Regulations in the UK

Alex Minett, Head of Product & Markets at risk prevention, compliance and supply chain management advisory CHAS, explains key changes to the United Kingdom’s Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations that come into effect from 6 April. The Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 2022 come into force on 6 April 2022, updating the 1992 Regulations to…

Foodservice & Catering

Powering Performance at Independent Schools

A ‘Healthy Futures’ Partnership between Sodexo and the British Nutrition Foundation is helping to enhance an evidence-based Powering Performance programme introduced at independent schools in the United Kingdom to inspire young people to make informed, healthier and more sustainable food and drink choices, Powering Performance also empowers chefs at independent schools to support good nutrition…

Healthcare

Recertification of Harris Health System Sites

Sixteen facilities operated by Harris Country, Texas-based public healthcare provider Harris Health System, have been recertified as Patient-Centered Medical Homes by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).     The term, ‘medical home’ denotes a healthcare delivery site where patients have an on-going relationship with a personal physician, with Patient-Centered Medical Home status denoting…

FM

The Hospital Experience and Patient Recovery

According to new YouGov research for Sodexo Healthcare, 93 per cent of inpatients believe they are more likely to get better quicker and leave hospital sooner if they have had a positive hospital experience. 87% of inpatients surveyed believe quick resolutions to any issues that may arise during their hospital stay are more likely to…

Healthcare

Fines for Scaffolding Contractor After Worker Sustains Injuries

A scaffolding contractor has been fined after a worker fell from height resulting in serious injuries. Brighton Magistrates Court heard how, on 15 August 2019, Darren Barnett was dismantling temporary over-roof scaffolding at a site in Hailsham, East Sussex, when he fell through the scaffolding landing on to the roof of the property below, before…

Healthcare

Mental Health: Time to Talk?

Pareto FM has released guidance from its Mental Health First Aider team on staying mentally healthy in the workplace ahead of ‘Time To Talk Day’ on Thursday 3rd February. The document (which can be read and downloaded below) includes practical advice for maintaining mental health, including taking your mobile “for a walk”, creating to-do lists…

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A Focus on Wellbeing

Sodexo UK and Ireland have announced a strategic health and wellbeing partnership with Spectrum.Life to provide their Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) to all colleagues with a comprehensive suite of health and wellbeing solutions to support their mental and physical health. Since 2015, Sodexo has provided an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) to support colleagues with life’s…

Healthcare

Asbestos Surveys in the Rail Sector

SOCOTEC UK explain the challenges surrounding the commissioning of asbestos surveys for Britain’s ageing rail infrastructure. The age of many depots, stations and associated buildings and structures that are part of the UK’s railway network presents a likelihood that asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) will be encountered in one of their many forms, and means structures undergoing…

Healthcare

Southern Health Water Safety Management Contract

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust has re-awarded a contract for the provision of water hygiene services to Airmec Essential Services. Airmec works with healthcare companies to manage the risks of Legionella and Pseudomonas through regular water safety testing, and worked with the trust to manage and audit water compliance processes (including water safety risk assessments…

News

A Helping Hand for the Homeless

Calderwood House in Cumbria offers a safe place to live and helps homeless individuals build a better future through a 12-week recovery programme. The hostel is run by Time to Change (a not-for profit Community Interest organisation), and its aims and approach reflect two of Securitas key values—integrity and helpfulness. Shaun Kennedy, Securitas UK Country…

Healthcare

Cushman & Wakefield Advises on sale of US $11.25 Million San Diego Health Center

Cushman & Wakefield has represented MGNC during the sale of the single-tenant, triple Net (NNN) leased Sycamore Health Center in North San Diego, California to IRA Capital for US $11.25 Million.The two-story medical office building occupies 20,282 sf, and is located at 910 Sycamore Avenue . It is fully leased to UCSD Health. IRA Capital,…

Healthcare

Louise Hosking Commences Tenure as IOSH President

17.11.2021, 14:45 Louise Hosking Commences Tenure as IOSH President Louise Hosking, who has been inaugurated as the 55th President of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), says her focus will be on people, sustainability and putting the heart into health and safety. The risk management specialist assumed the Presidency of IOSH following its…

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