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Northwick Park Hospital modular wards and infectious disease ward

Northwick Park Hospital modular wards and infectious disease ward

In December 2014 MTX were awarded the contract to design, install and commission a new five storey modular extension. London North West Healthcare NHS Trust required a new modular development to provide acute ward accommodation for forty eight bed spaces along with a fifteen bed isolation ward and ancillary rooms. The project was completed within 49 weeks.  » 

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The future of healthcare and the built environment - with or beyond the hospital?

The future of healthcare and the built environment - with or beyond the hospital?  » 

Catherine Simpson, landscape architect at HLM, explains how the principles of intelligent urban and hospital design can merge, creating a highly-connected, modern hospital within a parkland to positively impact mental and physical health.

Cancer hub to put London on global map

Cancer hub to put London on global map  » 

Plans have been unveiled for the new London Cancer Hub, which will provide a global centre for cancer innovation.

How to keep your care home clean

How to keep your care home clean  » 

Do you know what a good care home cleaning regime is? It doesn’t matter if it’s cooking, rubbish, the toilet, or a spill - the result, if not cleaned properly, is a nasty odour that can upset staff, residents, and anyone who visits the home.

A modern solution for a changing market

A modern solution for a changing market  » 

Modular, mobile and off-site construction techniques are becoming increasingly popular within the healthcare sector, as trusts face the challenge of enhancing and futureproofing the estate, while at the same time keeping costs and disruption to a minimum.

Change of mindset needed for safety floor specification

Change of mindset needed for safety floor specification  » 

We explore why specifiers need to take a new approach to slip-resistant flooring in health and social care settings.

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A ‘way to go’ to meet Government’s BIM demands

A ‘way to go’ to meet Government’s BIM demands  » 

Despite the Government’s mandate for the adoption of BIM Level 2 for all centrally-procured construction projects having come and gone, the industry still has a ‘way to go’ to become fully compliant, it has been claimed.

Sea bathing infirmary gets a long-awaited facelift

Sea bathing infirmary gets a long-awaited facelift  » 

The Royal Sussex County Hospital was first opened in 1828 as a sea bathing infirmary with just 40 beds, before expansion saw it become, first a general hospital which, today, treats hundreds of thousands of patients every year as the teaching hospital for the South East region.

Making dementia gardens more accessible

Making dementia gardens more accessible  » 

Debbie Carroll and Mark Rendell from Step Change Design have carried out a large-scale research project to find the answer to the deceptively-simple question - Why aren’t care home gardens used more actively? Carroll said: “As garden designers, it goes without saying that we want to make sure our clients have a garden they will cherish and use to the full.

Hollywood inspires interior design

Hollywood inspires interior design  » 

The styles of some of Hollywood’s most-iconic stars, including Marilyn Monroe and Cary Grant, are helping to inspire rooms in a new type of care home, which offers something different for older people in the UK.

Furniture plays a growing part in healthcare design

Furniture plays a growing part in healthcare design  » 

“Furniture plays an intrinsic role in both the perception and operational aspects of health and social care facilities. Improving the physical and psychological patient journey, while providing an environment to empower staff, is a critical element of the furniture chosen for a healthcare setting.” These comments from Jo Davis of furniture supplier, The Senator Group, sum up the growing level of importance being placed on interior products within specialist health and social care buildings.

The virtual reality for patients

The virtual reality for patients  » 

Salford residents living with dementia are taking part in a revolutionary, virtual reality rehabilitation pilot led by a local brain injury charity. Following £500,000 worth of donations, BASIC, a specialist brain injury charity, has installed a Computer Assisted Rehabilitation Environment (CAREN), manufactured by Motekforce Link.

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