Archives: Speakers.

Jonathan Erskine

Jonathan is Executive Director of the European Health Property Network (EuHPN;, a non-profit knowledge sharing network for organisations interested in how best to plan, design, construct and finance all kinds of healthcare buildings across Europe.  He is also a health policy researcher, currently Honorary Professor at the Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction, UCL, where… Read more »

Ben Barker

Ben is an Associate Engineer with over 15 years experience in healthcare working for Hoare Lea. During his time with Hoare Lea he has gained experience designing services for large hospitals schemes including Alder Hey Children’s Health Park and Dumfries & Galloway Hospital. His focus has been on mechanical design with a keen interest in… Read more »

Eddie McLaughlan

Eddie is a Chartered Environmental Engineer with 35 years’ experience in the Building Services Industry. He is an IHEEM Council member and chairs the Management and Finance and Technical Platforms committees. He has been with Health Facilities Scotland since its inception in 1995 and has been a key player in the creation of NHS Scotland… Read more »

Duane Passman

Duane, originally an Astrophysicist, has worked on major investment programmes and projects in the NHS for almost 35 years utilising public funding and PFI. He has worked on some of the largest projects in the NHS, being directly involved in well over £1 billion of investment to date. He has also spent some time as… Read more »

Andrew Poplett

Andrew has over 30 years’ experience of healthcare estates management with specific and specialist knowledge of fire safety, water, and critical ventilation systems. Since leaving the NHS in 2010 Andrew established an independent healthcare estates consultancy (Andrew Poplett Enterprises Ltd) which provides AE services for both water and specialist ventilation systems along with general healthcare… Read more »

Suzanne McCormick

Suzanne will demonstrate how a clinically-led approach, developed through workshops with multiple staff groups, ensured both a design wrapped around excellence in patient flow and a solution that improves the experience of patients and staff alike. She will illustrate how this clinically-driven design will help the Trust deliver operational efficiencies throughout its urgent and emergency… Read more »