Can you always find the A team?

Can you always find the A team?

As businesses and projects compete to secure the best resources, Mark Halstead explores whether an unintended consequence of the last recession is that we’re all now having to work harder to get the best out of our project teams.

John Kelly responds to recent CQC report

John Kelly responds to recent CQC report

The CQC report on Wexham Park Hospital is such good news at a time when the NHS needs all it can get.

Over the last year Essentia have been working with the Trust on a number of projects targeted to streamline patient pathways, improve environmental quality and increase capacity.

We have seen at close hand the commitment of staff at all levels to these improvements and we are delighted to see that this has been recognised in the CQC’s rating.

John Kelly, Director of Healthcare Planning

Alexandra Hammond reflects on recent Q&A debate

Alexandra Hammond reflects on recent Q&A debate

Alexandra Hammond, Essentia’s Associate Director of Sustainability recently took part in a live online Q&A on the benefits of the circular economy – reducing waste and closing resource loops. The debate was hosted on the Guardian circular economy section from 1-2pm on 3 February. Here she looks at the main themes that came out of the debate.

“The Q&A produced a vibrant and fast paced conversation on how materials and products in healthcare can be better utilised to save money, time and reduce environmental impact. Several approaches were discussed, including opportunities to re-manufacture office furniture and equipment.  

Exciting new ways of thinking about waste in healthcare dominated the discussion, including designing products to last or be easily modified or upgraded, as well as ensuring products at the end of life are re-manufactured. Sharing high value equipment across sites or between healthcare organisations was also looked at as a vital way of saving resources while delivering the highest quality care.

Changing people’s perceptions of re-manufactured goods, for example medical diagnostic equipment and mobility aids such as crutches was a key theme, and it was acknowledged that in order to fully realise the benefits of circular economy principles in healthcare, a number of stakeholders will need to be engaged throughout the journey so all can be assured that patient care is at the heart of decision making.”

Alexandra Hammond, Associate Director, Sustainability

Alexandra Hammond to take part in Guardian Q&A

Alexandra Hammond to take part in Guardian Q&A

Alexandra Hammond, Essentia’s Associate Director of Sustainability will take part in a live online Q&A on the benefits of the circular economy – reducing waste and closing resource loops. The debate will be hosted on the Guardian circular economy section from 1-2pm on 3 February.

Andrew Tollick to speak at HEI London

Andrew Tollick to speak at HEI London

Andrew Tollick, Essentia’s Associate Director of Programme and Project Management will speak at the Healthcare, Environment and Infrastructure Event being held at Chelsea Football Club, in London on 2nd December.

Getting more out of the estate

Getting more out of the estate

In the latest issue of Health Estate Journal, Kerry Bourne, Essentia’s Director of Property Consultancy, talks about how innovation in estate management can deliver significant financial savings for NHS trusts.

Kerry Bourne to speak at White Paper Conference

Kerry Bourne to speak at White Paper Conference

Kerry Bourne, Essentia’s Director of Property Consultancy has been invited to speak at White Paper conference Public Sector Estates: Generating Income, Reducing Costs and Increasing Efficiency at The Caledonian Club, London on 1st December.

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