Award Categories

The Healthcare Estates IHEEM Awards recognise award excellence in the latest innovations from the leading names in the healthcare sector. The Awards are judged by experts with extensive experience and achievements within the NHS and commercial healthcare sector.

NEW - Diversity and Inclusion Award

This award recognises the organisation, individual or initiative that has made a genuine difference in equality, diversity and inclusion within the healthcare environment (May 2021 – May 2022).

NEW - Estates & Facilities Champion of Champions

Recognising a member of the Estates & Facilities team that has gone above and beyond their job specification to improve the patient environment. May 2021 – May 2022

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NEW - Staff Wellbeing Initiative of the Year

This award recognises an initiative or programme introduced within a Trust to ensure the wellbeing and mental health of its team. May 2021 – May 2022

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Architectural Practice of the Year

This award recognises an architectural practice who have demonstrated outstanding work in the healthcare sector over the last 12 months. May 2021 – May 2022.  Schemes should demonstrate a commitment to being low carbon, and have patient wellbeing at their centre.

Consultancy of the Year

This award recognises a multi-disciplinary consultancy or construction consultants (including building or quantity surveyors and project management companies) who have demonstrated outstanding work in the healthcare sector over the last 12 months. May 2021 -2022

Estates & Facilities Team of the Year

This award recognises a team working in the healthcare sector who can demonstrate outstanding achievement, performance and delivery of estates and facilities services, giving examples of how practical or technical obstacles have been overcome, cost savings have been made or innovative ways of working have been introduced.  May 2021 – May 2022

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New Build Project of the Year

This award recognises the project team that has successfully delivered a new build project in the past 12 months (May 2021 – May 2022). The project should be an exemplar in the areas of sustainability, technology, design and patient wellbeing. 

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Product Innovation of the Year

This award recognises the best new product brought to the healthcare market within the last 12 months (May 2021 – May 2022). Shortlisted companies may be asked to present their innovative product at the event. Please note, this award is free to enter for all exhibiting companies at Healthcare Estates 2022. A £250 fee applies for non-exhibiting companies.

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Refurbishment Project of the Year

This award recognises the project team that has successfully delivered an outstanding refurbishment project in the past 12 months (May 2021 – May 2022).  The project will be judged on factors such as efficiency, creative use of space, attention to elements such ventilation and energy efficient lighting and heating, and design.

Sustainable Achievement

This award recognises the organisation or team that has made the best use of innovative technology and sustainable practices to reduce its project’s carbon footprint in the last 12 months (May 2021 – May 2022).

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Healthcare Supplier of the Year

This award recognises the individual, team, or company that has been supplying the NHS, or private healthcare facility successfully, and reliably over the past 12 months (May 2021 – May 2022).

Apprentice of the Year

The award invites entries from apprentices at intermediate, advanced, higher and degree level.