“Right First Time” Maximising Safety in Investment in the Estate
Following a number of high profile and costly faults in construction projects both within and outwith the health service, Eddie McLaughlan will discuss developments in NHS Scotland designed to ensure that future projects and the existing estate have much less risk of significant problems. Mainly concentrating on engineering services and their implications for patients, staff and visitors, including Healthcare Associated Infection, Eddie will discuss how to balance the competing priorities of Time, Cost and Quality. The development of NHS Scotland Assure will be described, including its evolution and purpose and efforts to implement its philosophy in live construction projects. The importance of competence of staff and appropriate use of specialist expertise, including Authorising Engineers, and the work within IHEEM to develop and promote Authorising Engineers will be covered.