30 September - 01 October, 2020 |
International Convention Centre, Sydney
Robert Pulsford, Director of Infrastructure at WA Country Health Service

Robert Pulsford


Director of Infrastructure
WA Country Health Service

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Robert.

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Health Facilities Design & Development Day One: Wednesday, 30 September 2020

Wednesday, March 25th, 2020


10:10 AM THE GREAT DEBATE: Sustainable Hospitals: Is the Investment Worth it or Is It Just a Fad?

With an estimated 7% of Australia's total carbon footprint being generated by the healthcare sector, sustainability has found its way into the spotlight as Australian hospitals and architects look to build state-of-the-art "green" facilities.

With healthcare spending on an upward trajectory, there is also increased pressure on hospitals to make hard choices around sustainable healthcare with financial viability and patient safety at front of mind. 

Watch two teams battle it out as they debate the viability and appropriateness of building and maintaining sustainable hospitals.

Health Facilities Design & Development Day Two: Thursday, 1 October 2020

Thursday, March 26th, 2020


2:00 PM $37.6 Million Warren Health Service Redevelopment: Applying Unique Architectural Design Elements and Materials to Create a Fit-for-Purpose Facility that Promotes Wellness and Comfort

The $37.6 Million Warren Health Service Redevelopment in Manjimup (WA) is a complex regional project delivered as part of the Southern Inland Health Initiative to deliver better health services across WA's southern inland region. It strives to promote wellness and comfort for the local community by balancing future healthcare needs with community ownership to design a culturally-acceptable and relevant facility. Lean how to:

  • Design a building that maximises natural light and open spaces to promote a wellness experience
  • Balance the need for good health planning principles with community engagement and ownership in the design and materials used, and why it’s important to be an advocate for a community’s needs
  • Secure government sign-off on unique and unconventional design solutions by doing your due diligence around the appropriateness of the build and whole of life cycle costs