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Delegate & Visitor bookings break all records

Five theatres on the exhibition floor, Eighty speakers across four streams in the conference, Two hundred exhibitors and a host of supporting organisations all add up to the biggest show and conference for the Healthcare Estates event this year which combines Exhibition, Conference & Dinner.

This year’s Healthcare Estates takes place in Manchester on the 20 & 21 October. Key senior directors, managers and their teams from healthcare facilities across the UK will enjoy two days of debate and discussion on key issues affecting the sector while networking with exhibitors who will show many of the latest products and services and innovations on offer.

Steve Webb, Director of the event said “the exhibition sees over 200 exhibiting companies, many exhibiting for the first time in quite a few years. The importance of this annual event for both visitors who come to learn and find solutions while enjoying debate with colleagues and experts from across healthcare, plus companies showcasing their products and services is in evidence by the level of interest and support seen this year”.

Webb explained, “we have a superb range of top level decision makers from across the healthcare sector. The event now appeals to a wide range of job roles who come to hear from experts, network with colleagues and learn what is happening across the NHS and Private sector”.

Compelling Conference Programme

Co-located with the exhibition The Healthcare Estates IHEEM conference is expected to attract over 600 delegates, speakers and VIP’s attracted by a compelling programme focussed on Energy & Efficiency, Estates & Facilities Management, Planning, Design & Construction and Engineering.

The IHEEM conference programme opens on day 1 with a keynote address from Mike Hobbs, MD Health, Carillion. Keynote presentation on the conference theme of Healthcare Efficiency Through Innovation – The demand is for savings, and achieving them now. At the same time safety, compliance and uptime are paramount. Add into the mix making a positive contribution to the patient experience. In short the strategic agenda for estates professionals across the NHS.

The convergence of significant fiscal pressures with increasing patient and clinical demands create the burning platform for change. Change that will embrace innovation. However, innovation must add value to the end to end process. Technology in particular must be treated as an enabler and not a solution. Ultimately the healthcare engineering and maintenance service of the future will be based on people, process, plant and partnership. Our collective leadership challenge is to move from the Sunday league in to the premier league.

Mike is also part of the panel discussion that follows his opening keynote featuring a stellar line up including Steve McGuire, CEO, Essentia; Karen Baker, Chief Executive Isle of White NHS Trust, Pete Sellars, Department of Health,  Dr Sue O’Connell, Community Health Partnerships and Julian Amey, Chief Executive of IHEEM. Simon Corben from Capita will moderate the session and take questions from the floor.

The first morning also provides an opportunity for delegates to hear about BIM with Jason Burke of Arup presenting the sessions looking at The Application of BIM as an Engineering Design Tool in Hospital Design and Delivering Design Quality Through BIM concluding with a session on Government Soft Landings (GSL) – Driving Efficiency and Continuous Improvement; Aligning Design and Construction with Operational Asset Management and Purpose.

The afternoon offers all visitors, delegates and exhibitors the opportunity to attend the ‘Worry Pit’ open for the first time to all attendees. Entitled ‘Together We Are Stronger’ the interactive session is presented by John Simpson, University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust; John Wilkes, Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust; Cliff Price, CPA Solutions; Darryn Kerr, University Hospital Leicester and Howard Jones, Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS FT

Dinner & Awards

Day 1 concludes with the Healthcare Estates IHEEM annual dinner and awards, over 500 guests are expected to be entertained by Gareth Chilcott ex England Rugby player who is sure to also have views and insights into the rugby world cup.

The Awards shortlist has been announced, details are on the healthcare estates web site. Awards presented on the night include Estates & Facilities Team, sponsored by Wandsworth Healthcare, companies shortlisted are Car Park Management Partnership; RRCS Property Services; and The Importance of Effective Teamworking in Estates and Facilities Services. Project of the Year, sponsored by Oyster Partnership shortlisted are Clock View Hospital, Mersey Care NHS Trust; Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Centre; St Catherine’s Health Centre One Creative Environments Ltd; The Lane Fox REMEO Respiratory Centre; The Walton Centre -Sid Watkins Building.

Companies shortlisted in the Sustainable Achievement category include: Installation of Energy Efficiency Technology; Introduction of Electric Transport Fleet within Estates & Facilities; Sharpsmart; The Walton Centre – Sid Watkins Building. Patient Experience sponsored by Vanguard Healthcare had a great level of entries, shortlisted companies include; Clock View Hospital, Mersey Care NHS Trust; Sid Watkins Building; The Young Oncology Unit, Teenage and Young Adults (TYA) Cancer Services Patient Experience.

One of our new categories in 2015 proved so popular the judges had to shortlist five organisations, The Product Innovation category shortlisted companies include; Ice pigging; Medstor Stamford Products Ltd; New & Innovative AXIS Flo-Motion Manual Sliding Doors; Belimo Automation UK Limited and The BOC Backfeed Service. The category is sponsored by GDF SUEZ  COFELY

The awards entries and shortlists conclude with another new category, BIM Initiative, sponsored by BIM4Health two companies were shortlisted; The Christie – Proton Beam Therapy Centre and West Cumberland Hospital

Winners will be announced at the black tie dinner held at The Mercure, Manchester on the first night, 20th October 2015. Tables are selling fast so contact the organisers to book your place on 01892 518877

Day 2 opens with Ian Williamson, Interim Chief Officer, Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Devolution presents his keynote. Following the signing of a landmark ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ in February this year, Greater Manchester is poised to take control of its £6bn health and social care budget. Supported by 27 NHS organisations and ten local authorities, this milestone agreement aims to ensure the greatest and fastest possible improvement to the health and wellbeing of the 2.8 million people of Greater Manchester. Hear from Ian Williamson, Interim Chief Officer for Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Devolution and discover how a history of collaborative working is helping to push forward the city region’s pioneering plans.

Lord Carter to speak on Trusts’ operational productivity’

Day Two of the conference will open with Lord Carter, who chairs the NHS Procurement and Efficiency Board, addressing the audience on a recent review that he led which examined the ‘operational productivity’ of 22 NHS Trusts across England, and sought to identify ways that they, and their counterpart Trusts, might improve both their ‘productivity’ and efficiency and, in the process, achieve savings. Julian Amey, IHEEM’s CEO, added: “Feedback from conference delegates will be helpful in shaping the further report that Lord Carter will publish in December 2015” Following Lord Carter’s speech, a keynote address by Ian Williamson, interim chief officer, Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Devolution, will discuss how, in a widely reported ‘landmark’ initiative, Greater Manchester is poised to take control of its £6bn health and social care budget.

Other Day Two speakers

Other speakers on Day Two will include Martin Clark, of EC Harris, discussing Delivering Strategy-Led Capital Developments; Entropic MD, Michael Geraghty, focusing on Air Handling for Healthcare – Isolation Rooms; Dr Robert MacDonald, of Liverpool John Mores University, addressing Therapeutic Architecture and Healing Spaces; The Conclude Consultancy’s Professor Mathew Bacon (HEJ – September 2015), discussing In-use Energy Management in an Acute Hospital in the UK: Patient- Centric Norms of Energy Performance, and David Houghton, project manager, Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, speaking on Looking Back to Move Forward – Innovation Recycled at Alder Hey.

Steve Webb concluded; ‘Healthcare Estates offers a great opportunity to meet colleagues, ask questions face to face, to touch and feel the new products on display. Technology is moving at such a pace and changes in regulations make attending Healthcare Estates an important part of visitors annual planning. We specifically target engineers, facilities managers, electricians, contractors and providers of services to the healthcare sector working closely with our main partners and key exhibitors to continue improving the visitor experience’.

Details of our plans for 2016, new features will be available on the Healthcare Estates stand E47. For more information on our plans contact the team on 01892 518877 or email healthcare@stepex.com

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