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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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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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A new era for cancer care

A new era for cancer care  » 

Work has begun on site to build the UK’s first proton beam therapy centre. Designed by Atkins, the facility in Newport, Wales, marks the start of a new approach to cancer treatment, delivered in a building designed solely around the patient experience.

Multi-sensory imaging unit opens at Welsh hospital

Multi-sensory imaging unit opens at Welsh hospital  » 

The Children’s Hospital for Wales has installed a new multi-sensory imaging department - the first of its kind in the UK.

Making an entrance

Making an entrance  » 

Revolving doors are a common sight in large commercial buildings where there is a high footfall, including hospitals, where these solutions are increasingly being specified.

Staying safe on the frontline of mental health services

Staying safe on the frontline of mental health services  » 

Mental health services in England are in the midst of a £120m investment programme designed to reduce waiting times and ensure high levels of care and early intervention within a community support setting.

Designing for dementia

Designing for dementia  » 

According to Alzheimer’s Society reports, up to 70% of care home residents in the UK have dementia or significant memory loss and about 25% of all hospital beds are occupied by people with dementia.

Hospitals clean up on sustainability

Hospitals clean up on sustainability  » 

The need for products and systems that ensure high performance and productivity while keeping costs to a minimum will always be a priority in the cleaning industry.

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