Healthcare Estates 2023

Healthcare Estates, the UK’s largest event for Healthcare Estates, Engineers and FM Professionals is coming to Manchester, 10-11 October 2023


This year’s event is expecting more than 4,500 visitors, delegates, speakers and dinner guests, with more than 240 companies exhibiting their latest products and services.
The event consists of the IHEEM Annual Conference, awards dinner and the UK’s largest trade exhibition for Healthcare Engineering
and EFM.

The IHEEM Annual Conference
The IHEEM Annual Conference will see more than 50 expert presentations, addressing the key topics in the healthcare sector.
This year’s conference themes include: Health and Social Care Planning, which will focus on how the estates and facilities profession can effectively support & influence the delivery of the Integrated Health & Social Care System’s future strategic planning requirements; Governance, Assurance & Compliance of Healthcare Estates & Infrastructure, which will cover how we can ensure healthcare estate services and critical functions relating to patient safety are compliant and appropriately managed to meet the increased governance in national policy and legislative requirements of governing bodies such as HES & CQC; and Implementing Digital Technology & Innovation into the Healthcare Estate, which centres on the key issues impacting the EFM profession in adopting and implementing digital technologies in both the existing estate and the healthcare-built environment of the future. Medical Engineering and Healthcare Engineering will investigate the technical, specialist and scientific challenges that need to be addressed to ensure future healthcare engineering and medical engineering services are designed differently, particularly in the areas of ventilation, water safety, infection control and infrastructure resilience; and Operational Delivery of the Healthcare Estate will look at how the estates and facilities profession can continue to deliver high-quality healthcare services and functions to patients as they face increased & conflicting challenges of capability, capacity and efficiency particularly around workforce and the net zero carbon agendas.
Presentations that are confirmed for this year include Patient Safety - It Starts with Good Infrastructure, by David Jones, director of estates, facilities & capital development, University Hospital Southampton; Modular Builds - a Versatile Solution for Hospital Blocks by Angela Clarke, associate director for capital development, Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust; and Unlocking the Power of Peer Knowledge Sharing: Insights from a Three-Year Study on NHS EFM Departments by Carl-Magnus von Behr, Doctoral Researcher, University of Cambridge.

Keynotes will be delivered by Simon Corben, director and head of profession at NHS Estates & Facilities, NHS England; Julie Critchley, director of NHS Scotland Assure, Procurement Commissioning and Facilities, NHS National Services Scotland; and Stuart Douglas, director specialist estates services, NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership.

The UK’s largest EFM zone will feature four industry zones and 200 exhibitors. Several exhibitors are already confirmed, who will be showcasing the products, equipment and services to create high-quality, patient-centred environments.
Exhibitor-led theatres will focus on HVAC & Engineering; Infection Control & Water; Energy & Sustainability; Design & Construction and Facilities Management. Organisations and companies will be discussing future challenges and opportunities; operational excellence and best practice; product and equipment innovations; cost control and asset management; legislation and compliance.
For exhibitors, the event offers several benefits, including; the opportunity to meet specifiers and decision-makers responsible for controlling built environment budgets and talk directly to those on the front line about the problems and challenges they face and how your products and services can help address them. Exhibitors will be able to present and demonstrate their expertise to a highly targeted and motivated audience and receive valuable feedback and insights that can feed into new product and business development processes.

There are 12 award categories celebrating excellence. The awards also offer the opportunity to network with more than 500 people. Entries for the awards are open now and close on 30 June. The Healthcare Estates IHEEM Awards recognise excellence in the latest innovations from the leading names in the healthcare engineering and EFM sector. The Awards are judged by experts with extensive experience and achievements within the NHS and commercial healthcare sector. Award categories include Apprentice of the Year, which invites entries from  apprentices at intermediate, advanced, higher and degree level; the Estates & Facilities Champion of Champions, which recognises a member of the Estates & Facilities team that has gone above and beyond their job specification to improve the patient environment; and the Staff Wellbeing Initiative of the Year, which recognises an initiative or programme introduced within a Trust to ensure the wellbeing and mental health of its team

Register now
Attendees can register online now as a Conference Delegate or Exhibition Visitor. Delegates will be able to access the full Conference Programme, as well as the Exhibition and Exhibition Theatres. Visitors will only be able to access the exhibition and exhibition theatres.
The event will take place in Manchester Central, which is in the city centre, easily accessible by public transport. There is also an NCP carpark nearby.
The event will be open Tuesday 10 October, 08:45-18.00 and Wednesday 11 October 08.45-16.00.