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SWWWSH Forum - 27/06/19 - The Bristol Hotel - Bristol



Thu, 27 June 2019


09:00 – 16:00 BST


The Bristol Hotel, Bristol, BS1 4QF


The South West and Wales Water Safety in Healthcare Forum (Sponsored by Pall Medical)

Aims of SWWWSH Forum (South West and Wales Water Safety in Healthcare)

SWWWSH is back and aiming to keep going

The SWWWSH Forum is aimed at multi-disciplined professionals from Estates and Facilities, Health and Safety Teams, Infection Prevention and Control as well as Project Teams all of whom are collectively interested in improving their practice around water hygiene in healthcare facilities. The aim is to share knowledge and information to enhance the understanding and ability of members with the ultimate aim that every Trust/Board improves their water safety and reduce risk and infection within their organisation. We will be non-judgmental and have no political or commercial ambitions to promote.


Who's it for?

Anyone involved in a healthcare water safety team or a water safety group or simply someone that has a vested interest in ensuring control measures don't fail and will stand up to scrutiny. The forums intention is to ensure best practice can be shared on the day and attendees can improve outcomes for their individual trust/board.

It is open to any healthcare direct employees (NHS or PFI) and invited speaker’s only, encouraging open debate, with an aim of improving practice through honest sharing of experience, success and failures alike.


Format and Agenda

The forum will be preceded by presentations from expert speakers and sponsors to aid learning, before closing doors to sponsors and continuing with the forum for members of the group to raise scenario based discussions or topics of interest.

Look forward to seeing you,

Owen Margetts, Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust




09.15 - 9.45 Registration and Reception-Networking - Tea/Coffee

9.45 - 10.00 Introduction- Owen Margetts Senior Estates Officer Royal United Hospital Bath

10.00 - 10.45 Biofilm in water installations: Current findings - Dr Vicky Katsemi MBA-  Vicky Katsemi has a PhD in Biochemistry from the Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main, Germany. After completing postdoctorate research on protein biochemistry and immunology at the Pasteur Institute, Athens, she moved to industry, starting with a sales & export position at a German Biotech company. Since 2008 Vicky has been working for Pall Corporation, within their Medical business unit and focused on Healthcare Water, including water-based pathogen microbiology, water hygiene, membrane technologies and European legal requirements for drinking water quality.

10.40 - 11.10 The Legionella Control Association Hot Topics- Garry Kerrin  Garry has recently been elected as Chair of the Legionella Control Association. Garry is a highly experienced Water Hygiene subject matter expert and is keen to engage with SWWWSH on the latest hot topics.

11.10 – 11.25 Tea/Coffee Break

11.25 – 12.25 -Water in healthcare in-premise systems: Filtration applications, technology and quality requirements- Stephen Flatman-  Stephen Flatman is a Product Manager at Pall Medical. Responsible for the Healthcare Water filtration portfolio on applications such as building point-of-entry, specialist water systems, OEM devices, and pre-filtration. Stephen has a BSc in Elect. Engineering from Portsmouth University and for the last 15 years has worked on both Biotech and Medical sectors of the business.

12:25 – 13:25 Lunch

13:25 -14:25 Elaine Cloutman-Green-  Elaine is the Trust Lead Healthcare Scientist and an NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Infection Prevention Control at Great Ormond Street Hospital London

14:25-15:25 Waterborne infections: transmission pathways & control measures- Dr Vicky Katsemi

15:25-15:30 Thanks to sponsors and speakers -Owen Margetts

15:30-16:00 SWWWSH Closed Forum