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Healthcare Estates & Hospital Innovations April Press Release

Hospital Innovations takes place at University College Hospital in less than two months, and speakers have been announced for the conference which includes displays from; Salto Systems, Thorlux Lighting, Drax Technology, PPL Training, Static Systems and BOC Healthcare. The event also sees the announcement of the Lord Carter Innovation Award at the HI Drinks at the end of the event on Wednesday 6 June.

The Lord Carter Award for Innovation will be presented to the NHS Trust or organisation that best demonstrates one or more of the following:

  • Use of innovation and/or innovative practices in delivering substantial savings, efficiencies and carbon reductions to the Trust
  • Delivering operational efficiencies and savings through the introduction of new engineering innovative technologies.
  • Evidence of transformation of staff practices through the introduction of new technology or innovative working practices.

The organisers, Step Exhibitions along with event supporters, IHEEM will be announcing the shortlist for the Apprentice of the Year, sponsored by TB&A at Hospital Innovations with all shortlisted entrants being invited to attend the Healthcare Estates Awards dinner in October in Manchester. Entries for the apprentice awards and all the other Healthcare categories can be found on the event web site http://www.healthcare-estates.com/. Apprentice Categories include Intermediate (L2), Advanced (L3) and Higher and Degree (L4 and above).

Under the theme of “Innovation in Support of the Patient” The Hospital Innovations conference programme will address the topics of innovation, sustainability and saving money – all key features of Lord Carter’s Report, from which cost saving targets still apply.  Presented by Estates and Facilities professionals who are using, implementing, and benefitting from cost saving initiatives or cutting edge technology, they will give their perspective on working in frontline services, and the way forward to achieve the targets set out in Lord Carter’s review of the NHS.  NHSI’s new National Sustainability Lead, Fiona Daly will discuss the national approach to sustainability, to tie in with Trust-specific work in this area.

Fiona Daly, National Sustainability Lead, NHSI

Healthcare Estates takes place on 9-10 October at Manchester Central, with a three-stream conference covering Strategy and Leadership, Planning Design and Construction, and Engineering and Facilities Management.  The conference theme of “Our Heritage, Your Future”, ties in with IHEEM’s 75th anniversary theme of “Heritage and Innovation”.  Simon Corben, NHS Improvement’s (NHSI’s) Director and Head of Profession for Estates and Facilities will give a Keynote presentation, and as Head of Profession will give a Professional update with a focus on Innovation.  Cliff Howell, Director & Operational Lead, NHS Estates and Facilities Efficiency and Productivity Division, will also deliver a presentation on Workforce.

Cliff Howell, Director and Operational Lead, NHS Estates and Facilities Efficiency and Productivity Division

The conference will cover a wide range of topics, with a focus on the future this year; in terms of design, energy saving, risk management, heritage preservation, streamlining, efficiency, innovation,  and “being our best”.  The programme is arranged into hour-long modules, enabling delegates to “build” their own programme from the three conference streams available.  The conference is also available to NHS staff to book to attend modular segments, enabling inexpensive access to specific parts of the conference that are of most interest, and allowing for more time networking with peers and exhibitors in the exhibition.

Partner organisations P22 and Architects for Health, together with BRE will be putting together conference sessions.  Watch this space for more information!

HCE Awards  

In addition to the Apprentice of the Year, this year’s awards encourage entries for 8 individual categories with entries sought from Hospitals, Suppliers, contractors, architects, private healthcare providers, stakeholders and organisations involved in the supply chain.

  • Estates & Facilities Team – This award is made to a team working in the healthcare sector who can demonstrate outstanding achievement, performance and delivery of estates and facilities services.
  • 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.
  • Refurbishment Project of the Year – This award recognises the project team that has successfully delivered a refurbishment project in the past 12 months.
  • 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. The judges looked at specific initiatives, supporting documents including the EPC, BREEAM rating and sustainability statements, and the benefits to both client and the environment.
  • Contractor of the Year – This award recognises a main contractor who have demonstrated outstanding work in the healthcare sector over the last 12 months.
  • Product Innovation – This award recognises a new product brought to the market within the last 18 months. Always a fiercely competitive category we received some fantastic entries this year.
  • 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.
  • 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.

The awards also see the IHEEM Lifetime Achievement Award presented to a member of the Institute who has given long service to the Healthcare Industry whether within the NHS or in the Private Sector and has made a significant contribution to their particular specialist field.

How it Works!

Healthcare Estates IHEEM Awards are open from 1st March to 20th July*. You will also be asked to submit at least one supporting image along with any further supporting documents you deem relevant. Once the shortlist has been finalised we will notify all entrants letting you know if you’ve made it through to the next round of judging! If your entry is successful and makes it through to the shortlist, you will be listed on the event website, social media, and an advertisement in the Health Estate Journal. Winners will be announced and awarded on the night of the awards! For more details and table booking information email dionneradford@step-exhibitions.com

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