Thursday 12th September 2019

Designing a safer

Operating Theatre.


Anders Haugaard - Guldmann Consulting

Richard Brown - Halton

Venue: RICS, Great George Street, London, SW1P 3AD

Time; 7.45 - 10.15am

Operating theatres are a key component of a major hospital and can absorb a very high proportion of resource costs. It is essential that they run efficiently are flexible enough to adapt to change and medical advancements whilst dealing with the patient's need throughout their treatment.

Yet their working area is often characterised by a limited availability of space with a multitude of equipment for staff to manoeuvre.

Come and join us for our first HCN event of our 2019-2020 programme as our expert panel discuss:


  • Challenges in the Operating room

  • Patient perspective

  • Staff perspective

  • Organisational perspective


Anders Haugaard
Guldmann Consulting

Anders is educated physiotherapist and has more than 19 years of experience in teaching and counselling in the health care sector. He has worked at University Hospitals, Specialized Rehabilitation facilities, Nursing Homes and done counselling in designing new Hospitals. He has developed and performed various courses as well as several speeches and lectures about safe patient handling.


Furthermore Anders has managed projects highlighting implementation and use of patient handling solutions. He has been used as an international speaker, adviser and “hands on” person for several years.

Anders is also taking part of product development and is focused on how to optimize work methods / processes so that is possible to create more “Time to Care” in the Health Care sector.

Richard Brown

Richard has been employed at Halton for 5 years, specifically to head the Healthcare and Laboratory Ventilation sector.

He has over 25 years’ experience in the HVAC industry, including refrigeration, chillers, air handling plant. For the last 10 years he has specialised in critical environments such as Operating rooms, Critical Care environments, Clean Rooms and Laboratories.


With Halton he has been looking at ventilation systems that enables the users to carry out any procedure in every room, low risk and high risk and enables the incorporation of patient lifting systems, ceiling mounted scanners (Hybrid) whilst still ensuring a sterile environment.


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