2016 Award Winners

 Lifetime Achievement Award

Lifteime Achievement 1

The 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Graham Stanton.

The IHEEM Lifetime Achievement Award is awarded to a member of the Institute who has given long service to the Healthcare Industry whether within the NHS or in the Private Sector and has made a significant contribution to their particular specialist field. This year’s Lifetime Achievement Award goes to an individual who is not only a fellow of the Institute and the Authorising Engineer Decontamination Registration Board Chair but also has given 36 years’ service to NHS Wales. He retired from the service in 2016 and has made a significant contribution in the specialist field of decontamination of medical devices. His post was that of Senior decontamination engineer working at NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership - Specialist Estates Services.

During this time has been actively involved in providing input to technical guidance and includes working on project teams developing HBN 13 and HTM 01/01 and 01/06 suite of documents and still continues to be involved.He is a long serving member of the IHEEM Wales branch, been a member of Council and chair of the IHEEM Decontamination Technical Platform.

Northcroft Silver Medal

Northcroft Silver

The IHEEM Northcroft Silver Medal is presented to the author of the technical paper published in Health Estate Journal considered to have contributed most to the advancement of healthcare engineering. This year’s winning article was published in the Health Estate Journal in October 2015 and received high acclaim for its interest, writing style and relevance regarding Design Quality Indicators for health.

Waldmann Lighting presented the Northcroft Silver Medal for 2016 to Paul Mercer, for his article “A Valuable Tool For Optimising Design”. Paul has spent almost 30 years in healthcare estates management and architecture in the NHS and private practice. A key interest is the interaction of design teams, clients and wider stakeholder groups both at the inception of projects and on a continuing basis throughout design, construction and in use.

He sees wide, comprehensive and honest stakeholder engagement is vital to project success, regardless of size or value. He views Design Quality Indicators for Health as an enabling tool to bring stakeholders together, to devise a common language and collectively support strategic, design and quality objectives. Paul believes that facilitated workshops provide a focus for open discussion – the most important part is having the conversation.

Lucas Scholarship Award (1)

Lucas Scholarship Matthew Page

Trend Controls Systems Ltd presented this year’s IHEEM Lucas Scholarship Awards to Matthew Page, from ETA Projects. Matthew joined Eta Projects in March 2015 as part of the Electrical Engineering team. He has worked on many exciting projects such as the design of the upgrades standby generators at Charing Cross Hospital along with design and project management of improving the current lighting infrastructure at Hillingdon Hospital.Matthew is now currently studying for an MSc in Building Services Engineering at the University of Brunel.

Matthew has been nominated by Eta Projects for his innovative ideas and outstanding commitment to both project and clients.

Lucas Scholarship Award (2)

 Lucas Scholarship Jake Marshall

Salix Finance presented this year’s IHEEM Lucas Scholarship Award to Jake Marshall, from Troup Bywaters + Anders. Jake joined Troup Bywaters + Anders in 2011 as a trainee engineer. Initially knowing little about the industry, he is now a key member of our healthcare team and is completing the last year of his day release BEng (Hons) course in Building Services Engineering.Jake’s recent work has been designing the mechanical systems for the New Papworth Hospital in Cambridge as well as the central energy centre. He shows a real desire to raise the bar with every new task.

He states “I love the creative aspect of delivering a well-designed resilient healthcare environment for patients to make their experience a comfortable one”.