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Healthcare Estates 2014 attracts the main decision makers………..

This year’s Healthcare Estates takes place in Manchester on the 7th & 8th 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 and network 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, the exhibition attracting over 1500 visitors.

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, Estates & Facilities, Planning, Design & Construction and Engineering.

The IHEEM conference programme opens on day 1 with a keynote address from Julian Hartley, Chief Executive Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust on ‘Routemap for Quality Improvement’, followed by Pete Sellars from the DOH presenting a keynote on ‘How can Estates & Facilities contribute towards a sustainable NHS – assuring compliance whilst managing emerging priorities and improving efficiency.

The afternoon has a great keynote to open the afternoon sessions looking at an NHS Trust Experience of Using the NHS Premises Assurance Model 2014, the Speakers are Mr Chris Tann Head of Estates & Capital Projects – Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Mr David Low NHS PAM Project Manager – Department of Health.

Day 1 concludes with the Healthcare Estates IHEEM annual dinner and awards, with guest presenter, Fabrice Muamba. Awards presented on the night include Product Innovation in Healthcare Award; companies shortlisted include Armitage Shanks, Bender UK, Britplas, Discrete Heat Co Ltd, danfloor, Finegreen Associates and IDEXX Water. The Estates and Facilities Team shortlist includes: East Cheshire NHS Trust, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, and Wrightington Wigan & Leigh NHS Foundation Trust.

Project Team of the Year Award shortlisted organisations are; AFL Architects, Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust, Essentia, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and Milligan Reside Larkin.

Finally the Sustainable Achievement Award shortlist has Cynergin – Warrington, Cynergin – Yeovil and Capita Property & Infrastructure, Health.

The black tie dinner takes place at the Mercure Hotel, Piccadilly, Manchester and tickets are available from Michelle Michelucci on 01892 518877

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’.

In 2015 Healthcare Estates moves to the slightly later time of the 20th – 21st October, once again in Manchester at the Manchester Central venue. Details of our plans, and new features will be available on the Healthcare Estates stand H2. For more information on our plans contact the team on 01892 518877 or email healthcare@stepex.com

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