Facilities Management Theatre Programme

A two day programme focusing on hard and soft FM in healthcare. Exhibitors and supporters will have the opportunity to submit presentations for this exciting new addition to Healthcare Estates. To find out more email georgenaweekes@step-exhibitions.com

9 October

9.45 - 10.15 Benefits of Big Data in Healthcare Facility Management


Jason Burger, Business Development Manager, Urgent Technology

10.15 - 10.45 How to control costs and defend maintenance budgets, whilst remaining compliant with SFG20

Once again, the healthcare sector has been impacted by pressure to minimise operational costs to protect frontline services. Completely unique, SFG20 is recognised as the industry standard for maintenance specifications. With a growing library of over 900 schedules including the HTM & SHTM Aligned Healthcare Specialist Set, discover how SFG20 continues to ensure consistency, compliance and efficiency through not over or under maintaining your assets.


Steve Tomkins, Head of Business Development, BESA

10.45 - 11.15 Healthcare Acoustics in hospitals - The impact of noise on care and recovery

  • The effects of noise on staff and patients
  • Sleep as an aid to recovery
  • Acoustic standards in healthcare
  • Ways to improve the acoustic environment


Andrea Harman Concept Developer, Ecophon

11.15 - 11.45 The benefits of using Sound Masking Systems in Healthcare

While healthcare environments continue to improve, striving to provide better patient outcomes and experiences, many hospital environments remain extremely noisy, disrupting patients and causing privacy concerns. Sound masking systems provide an unobtrusive and consistent background sound, similar to airflow, designed to reduce the impact of distracting noise and mask conversations.

We will discuss how by adding a Sound Masking System we can help,

PROMOTE REST & RELAXATION – By adding sound masking, patients are able to sleep better resulting in an improvement of medical outcomes.

IMPROVE SPEECH PRIVACY & CONFIDENTIALITY – Enhances patient privacy and reduces
the intelligibility of confidential conversations.


John Caton, EMEA regionals Sales Manager, Cambridge Sound Management

11.45 - 12.15 Cleaning Innovation in Healthcare: How can the ECORAY system help with Infection Control?

Nowadays, the use of cleaning chemicals is increasingly scrutinised by the media, because of the unintentional consequences to the health of those that use them. The healthcare industry is especially scrutinised for this. As budgetary constraints are put in place and cutbacks are never ending, many people must be wondering how to move forward and how to keep on top of infection control, without the use of cleaning chemicals?

According to a recent article in the American Journal of Infection Control in 2017, a person doesn’t need to touch a hospital floor for bacteria to be transferred to them from the floor, all it needs is for other objects that have been in contact with the floor to be handled by the person. With this in mind, the understanding for floor areas to be classed as ‘critical’ has increased, which suggests that a more thorough clean should be required.

What if an innovative machine could be the answer to stop the spread of bacteria from the floor to other areas, thus decreasing the risk of contamination?

The Grande Brio range of Scrubber Dryers have an autonomous system mounted onto the machine called the ECORAY®, which targets the DNA of microorganisms, causing cells to die. Using this system means that a high level of cleanliness can be maintained without the use of chemicals.


Jonathon Stead – Head of Business Development for Hooper Services Ltd.

12.15 - 12.45 Maintaining in-house endoscope reprocessing capacity during refurbishments

Discover how to maintain endoscopy service provision through refurbishment projects at a time when endoscopy services are in unprecedentedly high demand. Supported by evidence from a case study with the John Radcliffe Hospital, part of the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Steve Peak presents mobile endoscope decontamination. This revolutionary new solution enables hospitals to undertake crucial refurbishment works without experiencing a loss of in-house decontamination capacity.


Steve Peak, Delivery and Development Director, Vanguard Healthcare Solutions

14.00 - 14.30 Smart Outdoor Lighting: unlocking more possibilities and savings

Energy efficient LED lighting has helped multiple industries and sectors across the world achieve greater reduction in energy consumption and cost savings. But how can we utilise this infrastructure to be truly smart? Bryan Lawrence will talk through how to leverage lighting in outdoor spaces, such as car parks, to achieve further energy savings, collect insightful data and create a safer environment for people. This will include a case study from within Manchester itself, in which the city is already taking advantage of smart lighting technology.


Bryan Lawrence, Solutions Manager, Holophane Europe Ltd

14.30 - 15.00 Maximise the Benefits of LED lighting and lighting controls in Healthcare

The discussion will focus heavily on the use of omitted LED colour temperatures & the benefits of providing a safe comfortable lit environment for both the patient & medical professionals alike via the use of a number of controlled solutions.


Martyn Whitaker, Business Development Manager, LUXONIC Lighting

15.00 - 15.30 Lighting within healthcare

Lighting within the health sector can account for up to 40% of the energy costs as well as being vital for patient care and wellbeing. Ex-Or will explore the challenges and discuss the technology which will help hospital engineers and estate managers to provide optimal environments for wellbeing, controlling costs and mitigating risks.



Chris Keogh, Ex-Or lighting

15.30 - 16.00 Managing your buildings’ roofing assets


Tom Kerr, Sales Director, Langley Waterproofing Systems Ltd

16.30 - 17.00 Presentation by Urgent Technology


Jason Burger, Business Development Manager, Urgent Technology

10 October

9.45 - 10.15 Train to Gain. Lack of knowledge.The Impact on HR,Estates,IPC and Cleaning


Lesley Davis, National Treasurer and Delia Cannings, Regional Director

10.15 - 10.45 The Value of Networking


Ian Perton, Owner of FM North

10.45 - 11.15 BIM for FM in Healthcare: Bridging the Gap

In recent years, the Construction & Facilities Management industry has started its own digital revolution, and GRAHAM is proudly at the forefront of this Digital Transformation. We have implemented digital tools and BIM software to capture and view information digitally, enhancing the value of the end asset. BIM adoption has aided the FM teams to access true and reliable information from a single database, for post construction and general life cycle management of the facility.

The presentation will take you through a project’s digital journey at GRAHAM. – from the first step creating a 3D BIM Model, the implementation of laser scanners, drones and VR/AR, to the final handover process at FM stage.

3 key learning points

  • How BIM & digital tools have revolutionised the industry
  • Workflow of BIM & digital tools within the construction & FM industry
  • How to successfully implement these tools within future projects

If you need anything else please give me a call – I am in the office all day.


Melanie Dawson, Head of BIM

11.15 - 11.45 Save time and money through smarter procurement

For over twenty years, HFC has worked with the NHS to find value for money, quality solutions. Supported by two case studies of how NHS colleagues can obtain better results, faster and with less risk, this session will showcase two examples of how networking and collaboration can help EFM managers deal with two of the most commonly raised issues: fire safety and sourcing the best suppliers through frameworks. Join us to find out how you can save money, time – and stress!


Professor Peter Woolliscroft, Chairman of Healthcare Facilities Consortium, with Nulogic Fire Ltd and Consortium Procurement

11.45 - 12.15 Planning to get ahead: contingency and capacity solutions to meet changing demand

Using recent examples from within the NHS and further afield, Steve Peak discusses how flexible infrastructure can be utilised to provide hospitals with additional capacity on an as-needed basis, providing a lean and tailored capacity solution that eliminates excess costs and disruption. This innovative methodology can be applied to provide planned capacity increases but can also deliver a robust emergency response plan in events such as fire or flooding. Explore the ways in which flexible infrastructure is used in the health service today, and how it could be used to support your hospital and its patient community tomorrow.



Steve Peak, Delivery and Development Director, Vanguard Healthcare Solutions

12.30 - 13.00 Presentation by RCS

14.00 - 14.30 Next Generation Condition - Based Maintenance (asset ROI in the NHS)


Jason Burger, Business Development Manager, Urgent Technology


14.30 - 15.30 Delivering Facilities Services in a Changing Healthcare Environment whilst Maximising "value for money"


Tony Cahill, Executive Director, First Ask Group


15.30 - 16.00 How could Alternative Delivery Models Lead to a Better & Sustainable Future for your Estates & Facilities Services?

Mutual Ventures and Bevan Brittan work together to consider how Alternative Delivery Models can lead to better and more sustainable services, that put staff at the heart of the solution. We’ll be talking about the benefits of Alternative Delivery Models and outlining how our robust options appraisal process takes an objective look at service priorities in order to identify the best service model, whether that is a wholly owned subsidiary, a joint venture with other NHS organisations or even recommending remaining in-house.


Andrew Laird, Director, Mutual Ventures;

Carly Caton, Partner Bevan Brittan

For more information about the Zones and Theatres please email JamesLee@stepex.com or call +44(0)1892 518877