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Healthcare Estates & Hospital Innovations

The conference programme for Hospital Innovations is shaping up with Simon Corben, Director and Head of Profession NHS Estates and Facilities, NHS Improvement confirmed as a Keynote Speaker on the 6th of June at University College London. www.hospital-innovations.com

With the theme of “Innovation in Support of the Patient”, the event will focus on innovation and technology both to improve efficiency, and enable sustainability of the Estate, and to improve and enhance the patient experience and treatment.  The subject of energy saving and sustainability will be covered by Elementa Consulting and the Carbon & Energy Fund, who will consider utilising renewable energy for healthcare estates, and will demonstrate how substantial energy savings are possible based on a completed scheme that is already delivering ca. £230,000 in monthly savings.  The results of trials at Burton NHS Foundation Trust into brand new technology for sterilisation will be presented at the conference, potentially opening the door to rapid, effective surface decontamination and sterilisation across the NHS.  Technology remaining at the forefront, there will be a session on the UK’s first high energy proton beam therapy unit by the Director of Capital, Estates and Facilities at the Christie NHS Trust, in which he will share his experiences of the project, including the engineering, project management, and innovative patient services provision that have gone in to this pioneering research.  Patient engagement and outcomes will be discussed in relation to an app designed for a children’s A&E setting to minimise stress, provide information to demystify some of the elements of a medical setting, and improve the experience for both children and their parents and carers.   Sometimes means of saving money are right in front of us, and multiples of small changes can add up to large savings across the Estate; repairing and refurbishing rather than replacing estates assets are the way to achieve this, as well as streamlining mundane but essential functions, such as cleaning.  From one extreme to another; money saving via innovation, and money saving by more practical means, will be covered by the conference, to further progress the savings targets of the 5 year plan.

Key Sponsors and Supporters at Hospital Innovations sees some of the leading companies showcasing products and services and delivering presentations, companies confirming their involvement include:  Drax Technology, Salto Systems, Thorlux Lighting, PPL Training and Static Systems. Hospital Innovations is the definitive gathering of NHS leaders and decision makers with leading innovators looking to partner with the NHS and healthcare sector.

The event provides a unique opportunity to network with senior figures, to engage in discussions, take part in valuable networking and make connections with relevant organisations from the NHS at a critical time with innovation and cost saving at the forefront of the government and healthcare sector.

The seniority of speakers at the Hospital Innovations conference is unparalleled, with top level representation provided by NHS leaders, the private sector and companies leading the drive to deliver operational efficiencies and savings through the introduction of new engineering and innovative technologies

Delegates who attend include: CEO, Director of Property Services , CIO, Environmental Manager, Managing Director, Director of 3Ts, Head of Innovation, Head of Procurement, Estates Ops Manager, Head of Estates and Facilities, Director of IT, Head of Capital, Chief Operating Officer, Technical Services Manager, Associate Director of Procurement, Head of Unit Research and Innovation, Head of Estate Maintenance, Strategic Procurement Manager, Head of Procurement, Director of Facilities.

Healthcare Estates will feature a three-stream conference at the event in Manchester on 9-10 October, covering Planning Design and Construction, Estates and Facilities Management, and Strategy.  The programme is under development and will feature a number of speakers from NHS Trusts, as well as industry experts.  The theme of the conference; “Our Heritage Your Future” is picked up in a number of the Estates-based sessions, discussing topics including energy saving, asset management, sustainability, infrastructure, IoT Technologies, masterplanning, and managing and modernising a heritage healthcare site. Looking to the future is echoed in presentations on the future of healthcare, whereby doctor appointments are virtual and personalised car packaged become the norm, and long term strategic planning for the future with delivery now.  The future of rehabilitation will be discussed, and safeguarding against future risk of contractor liquidation is a timely topic that will also be covered.

Simon Corben and other high level NHS speakers will be giving Keynote addresses, and P22 and Architects for Health are again contributing to the conference programme. More information on this and other sessions at the event will be released in April.

 Healthcare Exhibition continues to grow…

This year’s Healthcare Estates Exhibition Is set to be the biggest yet, already over 130 companies have reserved space with a good level of new companies exhibiting for the first time.

With key sectors devoted to the main areas affecting the running and maintaining of hospitals and healthcare centres, the 2018 exhibition offers a plethora of reasons to attend the ‘free to attend exhibition’.

Companies new to the event this year include;   Sound Leisure, Vexo International (UK) Limited, Rinnai UK Limited, Danfoss Drives, Creative Car Parking, Open Parking, GED Chute Solutions, HDS Architects, Tandrup Water Solutions UK, Pennamed and IDOX Group.

Healthcare Estates is sponsored by Armitage Shanks, while the VIP area is sponsored by Wandsworth Healthcare. The organisers are also working closely with awards sponsors Troup Bywaters and Anders and announced the awards categories for 2018.

Fire & Security – Our newest zone aims to present and promote the most recent solutions to the ever growing demand to ensure fire safety and security in the public sector following numerous unprecedented disasters in recent times. Our speakers will be from a wide variety of fire & security companies/associations who have first-hand experience in tackling the complex issues faced within healthcare estates, including active & passive fire protection.

In March, the organisers of the event, Step exhibitions announced the launch of the awards to coincide with National Apprenticeship Week…. The Healthcare Estates & IHEEM awards sees the introduction of Apprentice of the Year sponsored by Troup Bywaters & Anders. Open to all apprentices working in the healthcare sector for the NHS, manufacturers or suppliers to the sector, the awards recognise the importance of apprentices to the healthcare sector and in particular engineering, estates and facilities.

The Healthcare Estates Apprentice Awards link with the theme for the #NAW2018 of ‘Apprenticeships Work’. Showcasing how apprenticeships work: for individuals, for employers, for the community and for the wider economy.

Entries are open from until the 30th April, shortlisted entries will be invited to the Awards with the winners announced at the glittering ceremony in October in Manchester on the 9th October which takes place during the Healthcare Estates Exhibition & Conference. With over 500 guests attending, this is the most prestigious awards in the industry.

To enter the awards, companies can go to the Healthcare Estates web site, categories include:

  • Estates & Facilities Team
  • New-Build Project of the Year
  • Refurbishment Project of the Year
  • Sustainable Achievement
  • Contractor of the Year
  • Product Innovation
  • Architectural Practice of the Year
  • Consultancy of the Year


The two events are part of IHEEM’s 75th anniversary year which tie in with the NHS 70th year anniversary. Steve Webb, Director for organisers, Step Exhibitions said, ‘we are planning a number of new initiatives, exciting and interesting presentations and some fun activities. IHEEM have commissioned a video to celebrate 75 years of the Institute to be aired exclusively at the conference, while we are planning a series of events leading up to the exhibition in October culminating with an Exhibitor party on the Monday 8th October in Manchester, where we will be inviting key clients and colleagues.

For more information on the event or how to get involved contact the organisers on 01892 518877 or email: healthcare@stepex.com full information is also available on the web site http://www.healthcare-estates.com/ and our twitter page @HCEstates





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