When manufacturing began closing down in South Australia, especially automotive manufacturing, it left a void that needed filling.
Struggling with higher unemployment rates and growing challenges in agriculture and manufacturing Adelaide looked towards reinvention. As a city Adelaide’s 1.7 million population is large enough to be a hub, yet small enough to remain agile, and boasting the lowest cost of living of all capital cities (according to the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling) makes Adelaide a natural drawcard for talent.
“We’re seeing the economy, not just in Adelaide, but Australia-wide moving more and more in to being digitally-enabled and service-oriented,” says Yvette van Eenennaam. “Adelaide had a big proportion of the local economy dependent on manufacturing, when that began closing we needed to tap into digital and look at new ways of driving innovation and economic wealth.”
Yvette, General Manager at Adelaide BioMed City is helping achieve this by driving and supporting multi-institute and the multidisciplinary collaboration through the long-term development, and continued investment into Adelaide BioMed City, a $3.6 billion initiative that co-locates institutions from research, education and clinical care into a tight-knit and collaborative precinct in the heart of Adelaide.
Ahead of Australian Healthcare Week 2020 we learn more from Yvette about this innovative precinct.
While infrastructure projects and technological advancements will continue to revolutionise care delivery, patient experience and traditional workflows, with 2018 coming to a close what new trends are set to shape healthcare in 2019 and beyond?
To understand and answer this question, ahead of the 9th Annual Australian Healthcare Week Summit 2019, we surveyed 116 Australian and New Zealand healthcare professionals from a cross-section of the industry, to find out what they think the major are the innovations, challenges and opportunities that will fundamentally transform healthcare in the coming years.
Who should healthcare facilities be designed for? The patient, or the clinician? This question is undoubtedly a stumbling block for many. While patient centricity, comfort and convenience is key to optimal care, if clinicians aren’t kept in mind through the design and development phase of any project, whether structural or technological, how are they expected to effectively navigate the infrastructure and deliver care?
Ahead of Australian Healthcare Week, and The Great Debate, held on the Health Facilities Design and Development stage, we speak to two expert speakers, Ian Town, Chairman of the Christchurch Health Precinct Advisory Board and Gordon Bingham, Chief Nursing Information Officer at Allied Health.
Ahead of Australian Healthcare Week, and The Great Debate, held on the Health Facilities Design and Development stage, we speak to two expert speakers, Ian Town, Chairman of the Christchurch Health Precinct Advisory Board and Gordon Bingham, Chief Nursing Information Officer at Allied Health.Harking back to their high school debating years, our panel aims to enlighten, encourage deeper thinking, offer critical perspectives, and maybe even coerce you into seeing their point of view.
Ahead of Australian Healthcare Week 2020, and the Health Facilities Design and Development Summit, we take a look at some of the most popular presentations from the 2019 show.
Download our exclusive presentation packet to explore insights on:
- Innovative Design: using simulation to optimise healthcare processes and facilities, with insights from Mater Health
- Brownfield Development: strategically redeveloping the Randwick Hospital Campus to drive ROI and efficiencies, with insights from South Eastern Sydney LHD
- Managing People and Change: educating and engaging staff when transitioning to new spaces, with insights from Queensland Health