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‘TRANSFORMING THE ESTATE THROUGH COLLABORATION…’ ANNOUNCED AS THE THEME FOR HEALTHCARE ESTATES 2016       

This years conference will focus on collaboration between industry professionals the NHS and private sector. The organisers are pleased to announce the main event sponsor is once again Capita, led by Simon Corben, Managing Director of Capita Health Infrastructure. Capita will be exhibiting on stand F33 who are responsible for real estate operational and business transformation solutions across the health sector.

Healthcare Estates is regarded as the leading healthcare event for those involved with the estates, engineering and facilities of hospitals will follow up on last years address by Lord Carter on the developments in the industry and targets set.

Victoria Emerton, Conference Director for the event said, “this years conference takes place on the 4th & 5th October and will have a different feel with three dedicated streams and more interactive sessions. We will be changing the format slightly as delegate numbers have grown in excess of 500 and feedback from those attending is they like ‘real examples’ of delivery and interactive workshops.

We had a record number of papers delivered this year, even surpassing last years record of over 100, so we have a lot of content to choose from. That said with five theatres on the exhibition floor we are able to feer a tremendous amount of content. The conference programme will be announced in May with the exhibition theatre content launched in June.

One of the successes of 2015 was the Water & Infection Control Zone. This years zone will be even bigger with a number of companies supporting and sponsoring the area. Once again led by the Water Management Society the area is also supported by the Legionella Control Association and will provide a dedicated programme of accomplished speakers covering specialist topics such as Rapid Microbiology, existing and emerging water pathogens and the challenges of infection control and engineering. The area is sponsored by Delabie, Armitage Shanks, IDEXX and ALS Environmental and features over thirty providers of solutions and products.

One of these; Veras Europe, an innovating technology based company, which develops fast techniques for the microbiological detection and quantification, Andy Bacon, Director at Veras comments: ‘Rapid Legionella testing is a current focus of attention for the water industry as they enable Facility/Estate managers to manage the risk in real time rather than wait 10-14 days for a standard culture test. Veras Europe (Stand A45) are the main UK Distributor of Legipid, the internationally validated immuno-magnetic separation (IMS) test which ideal for use either on-site or laboratory and gives a reliable result within 1 hour down to 40cfu/litre.

By visiting the exhibition visitors will see more manufacturers, suppliers, products, services and special offers, all in one place on the 4th & 5th October. With time away from the workplace being precious the organisers have developed a compelling programme crammed into two days in the centre of Manchester.

  • meet over 200 exhibitors and source the latest information for products and services
  • Find what you need to help tackle the day to day issues you face in your role
  • Meet existing and new suppliers to get a true assessment of the market
  • Bring yoursef up to speed on the issues that could affect your trust or the way you work
  • Take advantage of the two-day FREE theatre programme with five theatres and expert advice and opinions from industry leaders..

Event App

The organisers are also introducing an event App which will allow visitors and delegates to plan their visit in advance, schedule in meetings and set reminders for sessions they would like to attend. Event Manager, Sam Jenner comments; “as our target audience get more technology savvy and younger we are pleased to be able to offer an event App for pre-registered visitors and delegates. The App allows attendees to link with exhibitors, check mon speakers and sessions and where they are located plus other conference based news and information. The app will also allow us to give maps of the area, and users to track friends and collegaues at the event. We will also be conducting audience polling, session evaluations and generate announcements during the event.”

Healthcare is at the forefront of the governments agenda for change, it gives all those working to improve trusts and healthcare centres a unique advantage with an insight into what others are doing, latest products and expert opinion. Start collaborating and working together at the industrys biggest event which is the perfect opportunity to discuss changes and key policies coming out of parliament.

Visitors and delegates attending who work in healthcare for NHS Trusts, the mental health and private hospitals benefit from the exclusive VIP package sponsored by Wandsworth Healthcare. The package also includes free parking on site, refreshments in a dedicated VIP area, meeting facilities and other benefits. Details can be found on the event web site at www.healthcare-estates.com

SW March 2016

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