Just after the European Health Design Conference in London (17-19 June) the AHDC has organised a tour of some new and existing hospitals in The Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark and Sweden.\
Come and join us on a tour of the new Erasmus University Medical Centre in Rotterdam, the floating AZ Zeno in Knokke, Belgium, the Rikshospitalet in Copenhagen, the Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm, and many more. Be quick to book your spot, places are limited.
Royal College of Physicians, London, UK,
AHDC Chair Kate Copeland is the Lead Judge in the Category for Healthcare Design (Over 25,000 sqm)
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As an architect, engineer or construction professional who is involved in the design and delivery of healthcare facilities, Please review the latest agenda for the 8th Annual Victorian Healthcare Week (VHW), held in August 2018.
The Health Facilities Design & Development Summit (held at VHW) is once again at the centre of the event, focusing on the delivery of next generation hospitals and new models of care.
10% Early Bird Discount up to 22nd June
Ian is a Principal of Conrad Gargett, and an award-winning architect who joined the practice in 2006 after building a distinguished career with firms such as John Simpson Associates and Daryl Jackson Pty Ltd, as well as a period at the helm of his own practice. A highly regarded leader in the architecture and construction industry, Ian has previously enjoyed a term as the Queensland President of the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) and was made a Life Fellow in 2011. He is well-versed in project and design management across industry sectors. His thorough, purposeful approach to design is fuelled by a deep desire to create something meaningful, emphasising function and providing lasting positive experiences for inhabitants. Ian considers his work on prominent designs, such as the acclaimed Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, as some of the greatest highlights of his career. He is committed to a life of learning and education, contributing his knowledge and skills as a mentor through the AIA, a Design tutor at Queensland University of Technology, a member of numerous juries and award panels, and a presenter at design conferences nationally and internationally
1st Nov – TBC Soon-Watch This Space!!! (including AGM)
Note this is a revised date
22nd November – TBC
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Thursday, 19 April 2018 – Health Sector in Victoria
Speaker: Tony Michele – Executive Director, Delivery – Victorian Health and Human Services Building Authority
Tony Michele will speak about the new Victorian Health & Human Services Building Authority and some upcoming changes to how they will be commissioning masterplans and feasibility studies, both of which are expected to involve strong elements of design. Tony will also talk about the forward pipeline of projects in Victoria and the design outcomes the Victorian Government will be seeking.
Tony Michele is the recently appointed Executive Director – Delivery for the VHHSBA, the Victorian Government agency responsibility for planning, delivery and ongoing asset management of all public sector health infrastructure in Victoria. Tony’s professional background is in operational health and hospital-based research as a former senior executive at The Wesley Hospital in Brisbane. Tony brings to his new role a track record for successful delivery of social (health) infrastructure projects, including the $630 million Bendigo Hospital PPP Project, and the $1.1 billion Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, a joint Federal and Victorian Government-funded social infrastructure PPP.
Immediately prior to re-joining government in 2010, Tony was Bid Director at Bilfinger Berger Project Investments responsible for PPP bids for health and hospital projects in Australia and New Zealand. And in 2008, Tony led the PPP team as the client Project Director on the $300 million Victorian Royal Women’s Hospital. Educated at the University of Queensland, Tony also enjoyed working at the University for several years in the School of Biomedical Sciences within the Faculty of Science.
Speaker: Andrew Bott
Andrew Bott is an experienced health service executive and senior health planner with 30 years’ experience working extensively in Australia and internationally. With a proven track record in health service and project management, he has led major change projects in the public and private healthcare sectors.
As Project Manager Operations for Northern Beaches Hospital in Sydney, Andrew is responsible for leading cutting-edge design development, managing all FF&E, operational planning (clinical and non-clinical) and patient transfer strategies
Speaker: Professor Heidi Zeeman.
Professor Zeeman is a Principal Research Fellow at the Menzies Health Institute Queensland, at Griffith University. She is widely published in international journals and currently is writing her second book, Brain and the Built Environment: Heidi’s research has centred on understanding the experiences of people following catastrophic injury and illness and the environments in which they live, recover and work. Heidi will speak about Neurophilic design, which is a term that refers to the breadth and depth of the brain-built environment interface. Capturing healthy and injured brain functions and behaviours, and integrating this with design research, the neurophilic model explores from a holistic and evidence based perspective how people best respond to places and spaces.
Pecha Kucha – Lessons Learnt in Designing Health Environments
Following Professor Zeeman will be an interactive interstate Pecha Kucha type discussion on Lessons Learnt in designing health environments. The session to include five contributions from around the country, each of 3 mins duration plus 3 mins discussion, and presented in a good natured and light hearted manner in the spirit of collegially sharing information and experience of health design professionals, which was the impetus behind the formation of the Australian Health Design Council.Following our speakers there will be an opportunity to network with AHDC members, the speakers and colleagues. Please book for you chosen location.
Implementation of Digital Integration into Hospital Planning and Building, on Thursday, 23 February 2017
The event will host presentations on the Implementation of Digital Integration into Hospital Planning and Building. – Click Here to Book
The implementation of Digital Integration systems requires the capture and exchange of information in the health space to be integrated with disparate systems such as Electronic (patient) Medical Records (EMR), Pathology, Radiology, and the burgeoning Medical equipment interfaces which include minimally invasive surgical, robotic and Interventional equipment such as MRI. The successful implementation of these systems poses major challenges in facility design.
The requirements of best practice in patient care to incorporate and future proof these systems drives the design and construction of our health care facilities. Understanding the interface between the technical requirements of the design and build-ability is an ongoing challenge for our Industry.
This Seminar will present subject matter by experts from both the Integration and build-ability perspective and will be of vital interest to all involved in health facility design.
Tom Craddock from Hospital IT will present from the Information Communications Technology (ICT) planning and design perspective.
Arch Fotheringham from Multiplex will present lessons learnt from the buildability perspective.