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Health Facilities Design and Development 2009
Planning and Designing Innovative Health Infrastructure to Surpass Current and Future Patient Needs
February 17 - 20, 2009 · The Sebel and Citigate King George Square, Brisbane, QLD


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Conference Day One: Wednesday 18 February 2009

8.30 Registration And Coffee

9.00 Welcoming Remarks From The Chair

Jane Carthey
Director
CENTRE FOR HEALTH ASSETS AUSTRALIA (CHAA)

Future Proofing Health Facility Infrastructure

9.10 Ministerial Address From The Honourable Stephen Robertson, QUEENSLAND MINISTER FOR HEALTH (member For Stretton)

Stephen Robertson will be discussing the vision he has for the state of Queensland and the enormous investment the government has made to improve health infrastructure for the community.

*Pending parliamentary sitting

9.30 KEYNOTE: Developing Your Health Infrastructure To Meet Current And Future Demands Of An Ageing And Growing Population

  • Planning for demographic growth and the implications on future needs
  • Outlining how the ageing population will affect the redevelopment and construction of new health facilities
  • Explaining how the increasing population are requiring new treatments, and the complexity of how health facilities will have to accommodate those requirements
  • Establishing current trends in facility design and anticipating future needs of your patients

Adrian Nowitzke
CEO
GOLD COAST HEALTH SERVICE DISTRICT, QLD

10.10KEYNOTE: Developing Healthcare Facilities Through A Sustainable Model

  • Considering the key components of a sustainable model
  • Discussing how these components can enhance the business of healthcare delivery
  • Identifying how each of the components can be achieved
  • Explaining the barriers to following such a model
  • Lessons learnt from UK and USA

Phil Nedin
Director Healthcare
ARUP

10.50 Establishing The Demographic And Geographic Factors That Influence Facilities Design And Location

  • Initiatives to improve access to services, empower patients and provide development opportunities for staff
  • Ensuring your facility maximises its accessibility to patients, specifically aged care health services
  • Initiatives that will maximise access to primary health care in remote areas
  • Addressing the social issues in rural Australia and how it influences redevelopment of health facilities

Therese Reade
Executive Project Officer
CAPE YORK HEALTH SERVICE DISTRICT, QLD

11.30 Morning Tea And Networking

12.00 KEYNOTE: Examining The Value PPP’s Can Bring To Redeveloping The Infrastructure Of Your Health Facilities

  • Identifying when a PPP is most beneficial for redevelopment
  • Judging the success of a PPP through KPIs and patient satisfaction
  • Looking at clinical needs as well as technical specification of a PPP
  • Identifying key processes and producing positive outcomes

Alex Campbell
Executive Director Redevelopment
THE ROYAL CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL VIC

12.40 Outlining The Challenges And Operational Objectives In Commissioning A New Facility

  • Outlining the challenges of keeping your facility sustainable over a long period of time
  • Understanding the link between well performing health facility services and client approval and retention
  • Presenting hidden complications of transition process between old and new facility
  • How to deliver a high performance operating facility without compromising on design

Colleen Rasmussen
Director of Nursing and Facility Manager
DALBY HEALTH SERVICE DISTRICT, QLD

1.20 Lunch

2.20 Outlining Strategies To Answer All Stakeholders’ Expectations

  • Meeting objectives through effective communication and coordination
  • Combining the different agendas of stakeholders into one common goal
  • Critical strategies to ensure different departments are interacting effectively to deliver objectives of the redevelopment
  • How to ensure positive contributions are made from all stakeholders

Ingrid Grenell
Public Affairs & Communications Manager
CALVARY MATER NEWCASTLE HOSPITAL, NSW

3.00 The Future Of Australia’s Health: Challenges For Infrastructure

  • Analysing population health and health system performance in Australia
  • Presenting the hidden challenges of improving health
  • Assessing health across the life stages
  • Implications for health infrastructure

John O’Brien
Acting Director - Integration and Linkage
QUEENSLAND HEALTH, QLD

3.40 Afternoon Tea And Networking

4.10 Demonstrating How To Plan And Design Your Health Facility Within Budget Limitations

  • Uncovering hurdles faced by project managers
  • Emphasising how to meet the Australasian Health Facility Guidelines
  • Establishing what future project managers can expect
  • Explaining the importance of controlling the budget

Tikka Wickramasinghe
Master Engineer Management, Manager Facilities Development
ROYAL PERTH HOSPITAL & SOUTH METROPOLITAN

4.50 INTERACTIVE PANEL DISCUSSION: Lessons Learnt Through The Redevelopment Process

  • Presenting challenges faced and overcome during design and building processes
  • Ensuring staff and designers working in tandem during the redevelopment phase
  • Benchmarking against new facilities

Panellists include:

Anne Lea
Manager of Planning and Services Development
GREATER WESTERN AREA HEALTH SERVICE NSW

Facilitated by Chairperson

5.30 Closing Remarks From The Chair And End Of Day One

[ Register Now] · [ Next: Conference Day Two: Thursday 19 February 2009 ]

 

 
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