Facilities Management Theatre Programme

A two day programme focusing on hard and soft FM in healthcare. Exhibitors and supporters will have the opportunity to submit presentations for this exciting new addition to Healthcare Estates. To find out more email georgenaweekes@step-exhibitions.com

9 October

9.45 - 10.15 Presentation by Graham


Melanie Dawson, Head of BIM

10.15 - 10.45 How to control costs and defend maintenance budgets, whilst remaining compliant with SFG20

Once again, the healthcare sector has been impacted by pressure to minimise operational costs to protect frontline services. Completely unique, SFG20 is recognised as the industry standard for maintenance specifications. With a growing library of over 900 schedules including the HTM & SHTM Aligned Healthcare Specialist Set, discover how SFG20 continues to ensure consistency, compliance and efficiency through not over or under maintaining your assets.


Steve Tomkins, Head of Business Development, BESA

10.45 - 11.15 Healthcare Acoustics in hospitals - The impact of noise on care and recovery

  • The effects of noise on staff and patients
  • Sleep as an aid to recovery
  • Acoustic standards in healthcare
  • Ways to improve the acoustic environment


Andrea Harman Concept Developer, Ecophon

11.15 - 11.45 The benefits of using Sound Masking Systems in Healthcare

While healthcare environments continue to improve, striving to provide better patient outcomes and experiences, many hospital environments remain extremely noisy, disrupting patients and causing privacy concerns. Sound masking systems provide an unobtrusive and consistent background sound, similar to airflow, designed to reduce the impact of distracting noise and mask conversations.

We will discuss how by adding a Sound Masking System we can help,

PROMOTE REST & RELAXATION – By adding sound masking, patients are able to sleep better resulting in an improvement of medical outcomes.

IMPROVE SPEECH PRIVACY & CONFIDENTIALITY – Enhances patient privacy and reduces
the intelligibility of confidential conversations.


John Caton, EMEA regionals Sales Manager, Cambridge Sound Management

12.15 - 12.45 Maintaining in-house endoscope reprocessing capacity during refurbishments

Discover how to maintain endoscopy service provision through refurbishment projects at a time when endoscopy services are in unprecedentedly high demand. Supported by evidence from a case study with the John Radcliffe Hospital, part of the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Steve Peak presents mobile endoscope decontamination. This revolutionary new solution enables hospitals to undertake crucial refurbishment works without experiencing a loss of in-house decontamination capacity.


Steve Peak, Delivery and Development Director, Vanguard Healthcare Solutions

14.00 - 14.30 Smart Outdoor Lighting: unlocking more possibilities and savings

Energy efficient LED lighting has helped multiple industries and sectors across the world achieve greater reduction in energy consumption and cost savings. But how can we utilise this infrastructure to be truly smart? Bryan Lawrence will talk through how to leverage lighting in outdoor spaces, such as car parks, to achieve further energy savings, collect insightful data and create a safer environment for people. This will include a case study from within Manchester itself, in which the city is already taking advantage of smart lighting technology.


Bryan Lawrence, Solutions Manager, Holophane Europe Ltd

14.30 - 15.00 Maximise the Benefits of LED lighting and lighting controls in Healthcare

The discussion will focus heavily on the use of omitted LED colour temperatures & the benefits of providing a safe comfortable lit environment for both the patient & medical professionals alike via the use of a number of controlled solutions.


Martyn Whitaker, Business Development Manager, LUXONIC Lighting

15.00 - 15.30 Lighting within healthcare

Lighting within the health sector can account for up to 40% of the energy costs as well as being vital for patient care and wellbeing. Ex-Or will explore the challenges and discuss the technology which will help hospital engineers and estate managers to provide optimal environments for wellbeing, controlling costs and mitigating risks.



Chris Keogh, Ex-Or lighting

15.30 - 16.00 Managing your buildings’ roofing assets


Tom Kerr, Sales Director, Langley Waterproofing Systems Ltd

16.30 - 17.00 Presentation by Urgent Technology


Jason Burger, Business Development Manager, Urgent Technology

10 October

9.45 - 10.15 Presentation by ahcp

10.15 - 10.45 Presentation by FM North

10.45 - 11.15 Presentation by Graham FM


Melanie Dawson, Head of BIM

11.15 - 11.45 Save time and money through smarter procurement

For over twenty years, HFC has worked with the NHS to find value for money, quality solutions. Supported by two case studies of how NHS colleagues can obtain better results, faster and with less risk, this session will showcase two examples of how networking and collaboration can help EFM managers deal with two of the most commonly raised issues: fire safety and sourcing the best suppliers through frameworks. Join us to find out how you can save money, time – and stress!


Professor Peter Woolliscroft, Chairman of Healthcare Facilities Consortium, with Nulogic Fire Ltd and Consortium Procurement

11.45 - 12.15 Planning to get ahead: contingency and capacity solutions to meet changing demand

Using recent examples from within the NHS and further afield, Steve Peak discusses how flexible infrastructure can be utilised to provide hospitals with additional capacity on an as-needed basis, providing a lean and tailored capacity solution that eliminates excess costs and disruption. This innovative methodology can be applied to provide planned capacity increases but can also deliver a robust emergency response plan in events such as fire or flooding. Explore the ways in which flexible infrastructure is used in the health service today, and how it could be used to support your hospital and its patient community tomorrow.



Steve Peak, Delivery and Development Director, Vanguard Healthcare Solutions

12.30 - 13.00 Presentation by RCS

14.00 - 14.30 Presentation by Urgent Technology

15.30 - 16.00 Presentation by Mutual Ventures


Andrew Laird

For more information about the Zones and Theatres please email JamesLee@stepex.com or call +44(0)1892 518877