The Scottish Healthcare Conference took place on Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd November 2012 at Crieff Hydro, Perthshire. The theme was ‘Supporting the Quality Ambitions through Facilities Services’ and attracted over 400 delegates each day.
Staff from across NHSScotland, Scottish Government, England’s Department of Health, Welsh Health Estates, health agencies in Northern Ireland and a number of private sector organisations were given the opportunity to network and hear presentations from industry experts and peers on a number of Facilities topics such as Design of Buildings for Dementia, Advancing the Quality Agenda in Facilities through Shared Services, Asbestos Management, Asset Planning and Development to name a few.
There were keynote addresses by Tama Duffy Day of Perkins and Wills Architecture and Gerry Marr, Chief Executive, NHS Tayside. NHS Writer and Commentator Roy Lilley opened the event on the second day with a thought-provoking presentation on the potential impact of modern day lifestyles on the NHS.
The full programme is still available to view here.
Scottish Healthcare Conference Programme 2012
In addition to the speaker sessions, the NHSScotland Environment, Estates and Facilities Awards ceremony took place to honour and acknowledge individuals and organisations for their contributions to a variety of healthcare projects in Scotland.