The event held at Manchester Central Convention Complex was the former Manchester Central railway station and many of its original details have been retained to provide a distinctive environment in which to exhibit.
The Healthcare Estates focuses on the maintenance and repair of NHS Trust Property whilst providing delegates the opportunity to view new products to market and discuss potential issues estate managers may have.
All aspects of Hospital creation and maintenance were discussed from modular operating theatres to BIM analysis and maintenance planning.
“The exhibitors are there to provide expertise and insight into what is possible within the healthcare estate”
John Allwork, Chair, IHEEM Conference Committee.
The main message of the 2016 event was transforming the estate through collaboration which saw the launch of procure 22 and its successful principle supply partners in the Department of Health’s capital framework. The key focus is on cost time predictability, through customer satisfaction, defect free and safe working, we are looking to establish a stronger supply chain with guaranteed maximum pricing, open book accounting with central monitoring and information sharing.
The IHEEM Conference programme covered a number of topics from strategic planning through to engineering and facilities management, governance and assurance.
The free to visit theatres provided expert sessions on BIM, energy and efficiencies within hospitals, and engineering and maintaining structures.
“The hospital estates are huge business centres in their own right with all trusts having different methods of looking at planned maintenance…..many have budgetary issues but all appreciate they must maintain their stock assets to remain functional and deliver the UK’s healthcare.”
Simon Lamb, MD, Makers
t’s been a very successful event with many managers responsible for the estates looking to talk and discuss issues with us.”
Darren Wootton, Operations Director, Makers