Hospital

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…

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…

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Football Legends Join Tournament Fundraiser

A 7-a-side football tournament, organised by LMAC Group and DNA Insurance was held at Billericay Town F.C., which welcomed 19 teams (almost 200 keen footballers) from local Essex based businesses, and LMAC Group and DNA Insurance clients and co-workers, to battle it out against each other to win the title. Pictured [Back row L-R]: Tony…

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Supporting the Natasha Allergy Research Foundation

Contract caterer Elior UK has joined other leading brands in supporting a clinical trial of a new food allergy protocol which is being championed by The Natasha Allergy Research Foundation. The three-year £2.2 million oral immunotherapy trial will be the first major study funded by the foundation which was set up by Nadim and Tanya…

Hygiene

Hand Sanitisers: Why Quality Counts

Sam Greaves, managing director of The Cleenol Group, discusses the important role hand sanitisers play within clinical environments and why care is needed when specifying a solution. Approximately 70 per cent of health care workers and 50 pere cent of surgical teams do not routinely practice hand hygiene according to the World Health Organization, with…

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

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

Fwd: News Release – Harris Health System Again Urges the Public to Not Go to Hospital Emergency Centers for COVID Testing

Healthcare

Sale Heralds New Dawn for California Medical Facility

12.11.2021, 12:52 Sale Heralds New Dawn for California Medical Facility Cushman & Wakefield has advised on the sale of Tustin Rehabilitation Hospital, a 73,180 SF medical facility comprising two buildings in Tustin, California. Located at 14851 Yorba St and 165 N Myrtle Ave, the asset respectively consists of a single-story, 17,180 SF skilled nursing facility…

Foodservice & Catering

Dietitian Acknowledged with British Dietetic Association Fellowship

05.11.2021, 13:14 Dietitian Acknowledged with British Dietetic Association Fellowship Medirest Dietitian, Maxine Cartz, has been awarded a prestigious Fellowship by the British Dietetic Association (BDA), for her outstanding work in driving forward standards of health and nutrition in the healthcare food service sector. The British Dietetic Association awards and honours the outstanding contributions individuals make…

Education

British Food Fortnight 2021

20.09.2021, 11:35 British Food Fortnight 2021 The annual celebration of Britain’s diverse culinary talent is underway with multiple communities and organisations participating in festivities until 3rd October. Organiser, Love British Food, is being supported by commercial and in-house caterering providers, trade associations and community organisations with a range of activities, including: Foodie lessons and special…

Education

Coffee Partnership to Support the Homeless

A partnership at Southend University Hospital between social enterprise Change Please and Compass Group UK&I – Healthcare will help reduce local levels of homelessness. Change Please raises money for charitable causes through the sales of its award-winning coffee. Originally launched in London to train homeless people to serve its coffee as a means of getting…

Education

Delivering Better Hospital Hygiene with Cobotics

05.07.2021, 13:30 Delivering Better Hospital Hygiene with Cobotics Medirest, the healthcare division of Compass Group UK & Ireland, is introducing 12 cleaning robots to support cleaning operations at several NHS hospitals. Developed in partnership with cleaning innovation specialist, Killis, the innovative technology which is suited to large open areas in hospitals has been successfully trialling…

Automation & AI

Optimised Hospital Lighting Achieves Savings

05.07.2021, 09:14 Optimised Hospital Lighting Achieves Savings As part of a £4 million energy performance contract with United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT), Veolia has upgraded lighting at Lincoln County Hospital, Pilgrim Hospital in Boston, and Grantham and District Hospital.   The new lighting systems will enhance the patient care environment, cut carbon, deliver a…

Appointments

Appointment of Director of Cleaning Services

07.06.2021, 15:30 Appointment of Director of Cleaning Services Mitie has welcomed British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc) Chair, Lorraine Davis, as its Director of Cleaning Services. Davis has over 40 years’ experience in the cleaning industry, working in a number of operational and business development roles in complex environments, such as healthcare and education. In…

Environment

Helping Patients and Visitors Find their Way

18.05.2021, 16:07 Helping Patients and Visitors Find their Way Chelsea & Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and BuzzStreets have launched a unique indoor wayfinding app for hospital patients and their families. Research has shown 87 per cent of patients ask for directions when they go to a hospital or other public health facility, with 30…

Education

Serving Healthy Meals at Milton Keynes University Hospital

01.04.2021, 11:50 Serving Healthy Meals at Milton Keynes University Hospital Patients at Milton Keynes University Hospital will be served a new menu prepared with Compass Group’s patented micro-steaming system, Steamplicity. Steamplicity steams fresh and raw ingredients within minutes to maximise nutritional value and will allow almost 30 dishes to be offered across lunch and dinner,…

Automation & AI

North West Anglia Hospitals Contract

24.03.2021, 11:41 North West Anglia Hospitals Contract Mitie has been awarded a new five-year contract to deliver facilities management and catering services at hospitals operated by North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust. The contract which is worth £4.2 million annually includes an extension option for up to a further two years, and will see the…

Environment

Redefining Hospital Hospitality

02.03.2021, 13:19 Redefining Hospital Hospitality Philips Pro TVs are supporting patient wellbeing and recovery at the new £162 million Clatterbridge Cancer Centre hospital in Liverpool. The 11-storey Clatterbridge Cancer Centre is the city’s first specialist cancer hospital, bringing world-class treatment, pioneering research and dedicated care to the 2.4 million people living in and around the…

Austria

Acquisition of Hospital Cleaning and Disinfection Provider

01.03.2021, 11:11 Acquisition of Hospital Cleaning and Disinfection Provider The Dussmann Group has acquired Janus Group Vienna through its subsidiary, Dussmann Service Austria. The Janus Group, which employs 1,300 people, is a specialist provider of cleaning and disinfection services to healthcare facilities and offers a portfolio of services for sensitive areas such as operating theaters, Covid-19…

Education

Why Not All Germ Spreaders Wear Masks

  With science taking the lead in the battle against Covid-19, Kimberly-Clark Professional is making a stance against claims made by many global hand dryer manufacturers about their products. The COVID-19 pandemic has increased consumer awareness around the importance of hand hygiene and the risks posed by the spread of pathogens. Nearly 95 per cent…

Contracts

Dublin Teaching Hospital Awards EPC

07.12.2020, 14:56 Dublin Teaching Hospital Awards EPC St. James’s Hospital in Dublin has signed a new Energy Performance Contract (EPC) with Veolia in partnership with the Carbon and Energy Fund Ireland (CEFI). Under the agreement, Veolia will manage projects covering the design, delivery, installation, commissioning and operation of a wide range of energy upgrades in…

Environment

Coveted ANCC Recognition for Ben Taub Hospital

23.11.2020, 22:23 Coveted ANCC Recognition for Ben Taub Hospital Ben Taub Hospital in Houston has become the second hospital operated by Harris Health System to achieve Magnet designation for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. In September, the Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital, which is also owned by the State of Texas’ public healthcare…

Belgium

Two Worthy Champions

Compass Group UK and Ireland’s annual Compass Chef of the Year competition last week celebrated the depth of talent across the foodservice and facility services group. Despite operating a COVID safe format the competition remained as fierce as ever and the quality of food outstanding. Peter German from Restaurant Associates walked away as the 2020…

Contracts

South London and Maudsley NHS Trust Contract

28.09.2020, 16:53 South London and Maudsley NHS Trust Contract Artic Building Services has regained a planned preventative maintenance (PPM) contract for HVAC systems maintenance with the South London and Maudsley (SLaM) NHS Trust. The contract relates to the provision of hard services at the Bethlem Royal Hospital, Lambeth Hospital and the Maudsley Hospital which operate…

Education

Delivering Vital Medical Supplies for NHS Scotland

10.08.2020, 12:16 Delivering Vital Medical Supplies for NHS Scotland UK commercial relocation change management company Business Moves Group (BMG) has completed a project to deliver critical medical equipment and supplies to hospitals all over Scotland. On a Friday in late March, NHS Scotland approached BMG asking for support with the distribution of medical equipment and supplies.…

Contracts

Celebrating Healthcare Heroes and BAME Apprentices

28.07.2020, 13:07 Celebrating Healthcare Heroes and BAME Apprentices Compass Group UK & Ireland has recognised the dedication of several staff deployed within the NHS, and the achievement of BAME apprentices who have recently been nominated for an award. Compass employees who have been singled out for mention contributed significantly to supporting the efforts of the…

Australia

Serco Invites Nominations for Healthy Communities Grants

15.07.2020, 09:29 Serco Invites Nominations for Healthy Communities Grants Serco Australia is accepting nominations for its Healthy Communities grants program for not-for-profit organisations engaged in health and wellbeing activities Perth’s South Metropolitan region. The programme which provides grants of up to AUD 1,500 is managed by the Serco team at Fiona Stanley Hospital (FSH). Serco FSH Contract…

Environment

Medical Advisory Council to Guide Sodexo

27.05.2020, 13:39 Medical Advisory Council to Guide Sodexo Sodexo has established a Medical Advisory Council to support the development of new health and safety protocols across its global organisation. Council membership, who include globally renowned experts in epidemiology, family medicine, nutrition, occupational health and behavioural health, and pandemic planning and operations, will provide governance and leadership on “clinically-informed”…

Contracts

Optimising Energy Efficiency at ULHT

06.05.2020, 18:14 Optimising Energy Efficiency at ULHT Teams from Veolia are targeting £1.4 million of annual energy efficiencies at United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust.   Energy upgrades at the acute trust which is one of the UK’s largest, aim to lower costs and cut carbon emissions across three key hospitals serving a population of around 736,700…

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