Healthcare Estates 2022 is just a few weeks away, with preparations really ramping up now for the biggest event yet; more exhibitors, more speakers, more exhibition theatres, a fabulous new venue for the Dinner and Awards, and a very special plenary theatre on the exhibition floor this year that hosts the Keynote presentations. Keynote sessions feature some great names including Sir David Behan, Chair of Health Education England, Nigel Edwards, Chief Executive Officer, The Nuffield Trust, Professor Peter Guthrie, Vice – President of the Royal Academy of Engineering and Dr Sean Fitzgerald, Director of Research at the Centre for Climate Repair, University of Cambridge.
A rugby referee with an unrivalled record
Speaking as a special guest in the keynote theatre at 3.30 pm on 5 October at Healthcare Estates 2022 will be Nigel Owens MBE, the most-capped referee in world rugby. Born and raised in Mynyddcerrig, Wales, he made his World Cup debut in 2007 refereeing Argentina v Georgia. In December 2020, he brought his 17-year international career to an end, with the November 2020 France v Italy Autumn Nations Cup game his 100th and final Test match. The first openly gay man to referee at the highest level, Nigel talks about diversity, mental health, and overcoming adversity.
Healthcare Estates Exhibition
Healthcare Estates is a truly unique event in the UK market – the only national conference and exhibition to bring together those who design, build manage and maintain healthcare facilities.
Travel to the venue is easy, direct trains from London are still at a surprisingly affordable rate and parking on site is free for our VIP guests who also get complimentary refreshments and a VIP meeting area, sponsored by Wandsworth Healthcare.
The Healthcare Estates exhibition, features over 200 stands – so two days of your time gives you the complete technical, practical, professional and political framework in which to make effective decisions. If you want to know if you’re doing things right, this is the right place to begin.
New for 2022, The Virtual Dementia Tour and Autism Reality Experience offers delegates the unique opportunity to walk in the shoes of people living with dementia or autism. Delegates are provided with equipment that will impair their physical and sensory abilities, before being taken through a short experience on a specially designed mobile simulator, allowing them to see, hear and feel what it might be like for people living with dementia or autism.
Healthcare Estates Conference
The 4 Key Themes for the Conference have been revised to reflect the issues that have the greatest impact on the healthcare industry, these are: Engineering & Facilities, Net Zero, Strategic and Capital Planning, and Workforce. These themes are reflected in the Keynote panel discussion sessions – two on each day of the conference, with carefully selected panellists at the top of their fields, including Annie Shepherd CEO of Salix Finance, Professor Peter Guthrie, Professor of Engineering for Sustainable Development at the University of Cambridge, Dame Sue Ion, Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Nick Hulme, Chief Executive of East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust, and Professor Grant Mills, Professor of Healthcare Infrastructure Delivery and Faculty lead for Health, Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction, University College London.
This year sees more speakers from NHS Trusts than ever before, making Healthcare Estates the place for peer to peer learning, with case studies, and direct experience from those working with initiatives and technology for carbon reduction, facility planning, design and building, safety, digital infrastructure, building data collection and management, air quality, and space planning.
With NHS experts from around the country coming the conference to share their experiences in their facilities, Healthcare Estates is the frontrunner for learning best practice from those on the frontline.
The IHEEM Technical platforms for Ventilation and Electrical will be presenting in the conference this year, and there are also IHEEM workshops available to delegates covering the topics of Environmental Sustainability, Apprenticeships and Meeting the Workforce Challenge, Diversity and Inclusion, and Estates Strategy – all lead by Technical Platform Leads and IHEEM members.
Sector experts working with the NHS also make an important contribution to the programme discussing a range of topics including smart buildings, therapeutic architecture, asset optimisation, air quality, achieving net zero, and modern methods of construction.
This year’s conference has a significantly revised ticket pricing structure which is based on a saving of at least £50 per day across all entry ticket prices (against 2019 rates).
Plan Your Visit
Visitors have access to all the additional supporting content in the hall, six theatres of high-quality free content. If you’re attending as a Delegate, you can pick whichever conference sessions you wish from the Conference Programme. If you’d like advice on how to get the most from your time at Healthcare Estates, please get in touch with the team on 01892 518877.
Meet the IHEEM team. If you are not already an IHEEM member, Healthcare Estates is a great way to meet the team and learn more about the benefits of membership. IHEEM will have a dedicated Members Area in the exhibition. Come along and have a coffee while discussing membership and having your conference and exhibition theatre attendance CPD accredited.
The 6 exhibition theatres give visitors plenty of opportunity to catch up on the latest products, regulations, and best practice with free content for all and relevant exhibitors providing solutions to the many topics discussed.
HVAC & Engineering Theatre – Sponsored by Bender UK, with a focus on HVAC, decarbonisation and technical content aimed at IHEEM members and their colleagues in the healthcare sector. Supported by: IHEEM, CIBSE and The Society of Public Health Engineers (SoPHE)
Infection Control and Water Theatre – Sponsored by Delabie. The Water Management Society will host meetings and presentations focussed on water and infection control. The zone, our biggest in the exhibition, will play host to products and services designed to increase water safety and reduce infection risk in hospital environments. Exhibitors include; Tandrup, Dart Valley, IDEXX, Kemper and Howarth Air Tech. The area and theatre is supported by: Closed Systems Control Association, Legionella Control Association, CIBSE and The Water Management Society.
Design and Construction Theatre – Sponsored by Darwin Group. The theatre features the latest project case studies, findings from post occupancy evaluation as well as the sharing of best practice in exemplar design and construction, the zone features key exhibitors including Strakstrom, Procure 23, Armitage Shanks, Gerflor and T Clarke making the area a ‘must attend’ by architects, contractors and clients. The theatre content is supported by: Architects for Health, Design in Mental Health Network and Procure 23.
Energy and Sustainability Theatre – Sponsored by Inenco – In-depth content will be delivered by the Carbon and Energy Fund, which was specifically created to fund, facilitate and project manage complex energy infrastructure upgrades for the NHS. The Climate Change Act set legally binding targets for carbon reduction, and this zone will showcase the latest techniques & innovation in reducing the carbon footprint across the NHS, enabling it to meet its carbon reduction targets. Supported by: The Carbon and Energy Fund and features stands including Powerstar, Zenergi, EEVS, Johnson Controls and Kohler Uninterruptible Power
Facilities Management Theatre – Sponsored by Yeoman Shield, the area focuses on issues that Facilities Management Personnel face on a day to day basis, including hard and soft FM. Exhibitors in the zone include; Yeoman Shield, Beacon Medaes, GAMA Healthcare, Power Controls, Eastwood Park and Honeywell Building Technologies (HBT)
Fire and Medical Gas Theatre – Following numerous unprecedented disasters in recent times, there is an ever-growing demand to ensure fire safety and security in the public sector. This theatre will present and promote the most recent solutions to fire safety needs. Speakers will be from a wide variety of fire & security companies and associations who have first-hand experience in tackling the complex issues faced within healthcare estates, including active & passive fire protection. Supported by: NAHFO. Exhibitors in the area include Harmony Fire, MIG Medical Installations.
The Healthcare Estates IHEEM Awards Dinner takes place on Tuesday 4 October at the fabulous, iconic building, The Kimpton Clocktower Hotel in Manchester.
The Kimpton Clocktower is a magnificent terracotta Grade II listed building, the hotel has a history dating back to 1890, when it first opened as The Refuge Assurance Company headquarters.
The awards ceremony and dinner will take place in the Grand Ballroom, with the pre-dinner drinks reception in the glorious Whitworth Rooms. The Ballroom is the largest single hotel event space in the northwest of England, has its own dedicated private entrance, and its own private bar for post- awards ceremony celebrating and networking.
The night is a fantastic occasion, celebrating excellence and achievement in the industry. The dinner is a unique opportunity to network with the best in the healthcare sector whilst enjoying a luxurious 3 course meal with wine and entertainment.
The After-Dinner speaker this year is Kate Richardson-Walsh. Kate is the most capped female hockey player in her country’s history and was captain of the GB and England women’s hockey teams for 13 years. An inspirational and charismatic leader she has been widely credited for helping build the incredible team ethos and commitment that drove the GB team to a nail-biting victory at the Rio Olympic Games.
Kate has most recently been a sports pundit during the hugely successful Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, which followed on the back of the fantastic performance by the Women’s England football team in winning the European Championships.
Awards this year are in the following categories:
- New Build Project of the year
- Refurbishment Project of the Year
- Product Innovation of the Year, sponsored by Boygues
- Architectural Practice of the Year
- Apprentice of the Year, sponsored by Troup Bywaters+Anders
- Sustainable Achievement, sponsored by Inenco
- Estates and Facilities Team, sponsored by Capita
- Consultancy of the Year, sponsored by Tilbury Douglas
- Healthcare Supplier of the Year
- NEW – Diversity and Inclusion Award, sponsored by Armitage Shanks
- NEW – Estates & Facilities Champion of Champions, sponsored by Catfoss
- NEW – Staff Wellbeing Initiative of the Year
How to register as a VIP?
VIPs are attendees either employed directly by the NHS or private medical provider, members of IHEEM or Architects for Health. VIPs are entitled to free access to the VIP area at Healthcare Estates, sponsored by Wandsworth Healthcare. The VIP area has refreshments and seating for those important meetings with current and potential suppliers, VIPs are also entitled to free parking while at the venue.
Registration is very easy with access to the exhibition and exhibition theatres free to all attendees, registration for the conference offers superb value and gives access to all areas. To register as a visitor, book a delegate place, or a seat at the dinner, please go to www.healthcare-estates.com for full details.
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