History of IHEEM
The Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management (IHEEM) is an International Professional Engineering Institute, specialising in the Healthcare Estates sector. Founded in 1943, the Institute was originally called the Institute of Hospital Engineering until 1996.
“By Special resolution proposed at the Annual General Meeting of the Institute of Hospital Engineering held on 19 May 1995, decided by postal ballot and satisfied by a meeting of the Council on 5th September 1995, it was agreed that as of 1st January 1996 the Institute would then be called “The Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management”.
- is a not-for-profit company. Their primary purpose, as a professional development organisation, is to keep members up to date with developing technology and changing regulations within the industry.
- is independent of government, the NHS and commercial interests and protects its impartiality and objectivity.
IHEEM’s members comply with a Code of Professional Conduct that places a personal obligation to uphold the dignity and reputation of the profession and to safeguard public interest; each member undertakes to exercise all reasonable professional skill and care and to discharge this responsibility with integrity.
The Institute counts among its members employees of both public and private healthcare providers, engineering and consultancy firms and practices. Increasingly members come from a non-engineering background, many with estates and facilities management experience.