Expert Panel: Facilities Management

Health Business talks to Donna Brown about hygiene standards, sustainable healthcare, hospital food and fully integrated multi-service provision

Greater focus on ventilation hygiene now vital

Building managers will have to pay close attention to the cleanliness of their ventilation systems in the wake of the Covid-19 lockdown, says the BESA

Facilities management and increasing IoT investment

Preston Gan asks whether the current state of facilities management in the NHS is ready for the investment of IoT, Big Data and AI

The facilities management opportunity: As long as a ball of wool

What can a car company teach us about facilities management in the healthcare sector? Peter Brogan explores

Impacts of LED lighting on patients’ health and well-being

Dr Cosmin Ticleanu, from the Building Research Establishment (BRE), analyses the impact of LED lighting on patients’ health and well-being

Saving money through FM services

Peter Akid describes how the newly-launched Hard Facilities Management framework provides access to a huge range of essential goods and services

Calling for greater focus on indoor air quality

The BESA argue that millions of pounds in running costs saved if ventilation and air conditioning systems were properly maintained

Modern challenges for facilities management

Paul Lloyd, of the Healthcare Facilities Consortium, examines the challenges the healthcare environment poses to estates and facilities management

Creating and maintaining a healthy building

Graham Wright, president of HEVAC, explains why heating, ventilation and air conditioning should be monitored closely to ensure long-term efficient and effective operation.

Facilitating a technological change

Ian Burden of Capita Health Partners, on behalf of BIFM, looks at how effective use of technology in facilities management can bring tangible benefits to the NHS.

Building owners have to improve their knowledge of building maintenance techniques or face serious cost and legal problems, says Simon Carter, of Building & Engineering Services Association

Millions of pounds could be shaved from NHS running costs if estates managers take a closer look at how their heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems are performing, according to the Building & Engineering Services Association

NHS estate managers have been criticised for failing to bring ageing properties up to date. Health Business looks at the issues facing hospitals and highlights some successful projects

James Sutton of the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) writes about the importance of facilities management in healthcare and how the sector can achieve its due recognition

Healthcare in the UK is underpinned by facilities management, which, as Gareth Tancred, ceo of British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) explains, is much more than just sweeping up and general caretaking duties – facilities management is an intrinsic part of its success


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