27 - 28 November, 2019 | Hilton, Brisbane

Health Facility Design and Development Day Two: Thursday, 28 November 2019

8:00 am - 8:50 am Registration and Networking

8:50 am - 9:00 am Opening Remarks from the Chair

Dr Robyn Henderson, Executive Director Nursing and Midwifery at West Moreton Health

Dr Robyn Henderson

Executive Director Nursing and Midwifery
West Moreton Health

9:00 am - 9:30 am Learn How Gold Coast Health Better Integrates Population Needs into Facility Design with Whole of Health Service Master Planning

Typically, it can take up to 10 years to build a large building but timing and design of the final solution doesn’t always match the demand. Upon completing their strategic asset management and master plan for the whole of Gold Coast Health, Toni and her team are now translating infrastructure solutions into their program of work. Learn how to:

  • Transition from facility to whole of service master planning to better integrate population needs into the facility
  • Translate your master plan into the program of work, including their plans to repurpose buildings, outsource key functions and relocate staff between sites
  • Integrate strategy planning and asset delivery into design with contingency planning, being flexible and adaptable in design and taking on a transformative and optimising approach

9:30 am - 10:00 am Solution Provider Session

9:30 am - 10:00 am An Operational Perspective: Key Mobilisation and Commissioning Activities to Ensure the Smooth Transition into Children’s Health Queensland’s Adolescent Mental Health Facility

Children’s Health Queensland (CHQ) is preparing for the transition into their new adolescent mental health facility by developing a comprehensive mobilisation and commissioning plan and post implementation review. Learn how:

  • The facility incorporates sustainable design elements to ensure it is both sustainable and practical
  • Their mobilisation and commissioning plan and key activities will aid a no-fuss transfer
  • A post implementation review helps to capture key learnings around procurement, builder selection, contractor relationship management and livability and practicality of design
Michael Campbell, Senior Director, Facilities & Capital Infrastructure at Children's Health Queensland

Michael Campbell

Senior Director, Facilities & Capital Infrastructure
Children's Health Queensland

When we build and transition into new facilities and digital environments, how can we harness this change and momentum to drive positive outcomes in culture, patient safety and experiences? Learn how to:

  • Build capability for change to successfully transition into the new environment
  • Leverage the role of leaders, clinicians and patients to foster the right attitudes for change
  • Co-produce with the patient to deliver what’s needed
  • Marry design with digital to address the challenges of retrofitting technology
Kate Copeland, Executive Director Corporate Systems and Infrastructure at Metro North Hospital and Health Service

Kate Copeland

Executive Director Corporate Systems and Infrastructure
Metro North Hospital and Health Service

Sue Leggate, Project Director, Commissioning - New Roma Hospital Project at South West Hospital and Health Service

Sue Leggate

Project Director, Commissioning - New Roma Hospital Project
South West Hospital and Health Service

Keola Wescott, Senior Director - Capital Project Delivery at Queensland Health

Keola Wescott

Senior Director - Capital Project Delivery
Queensland Health

11:00 am - 11:30 am Networking Morning Tea

11:30 am - 12:00 pm Spotlight Interview: An Alternative Way of Thinking: How Do We Make Our Hospitals and Healthcare System More Sustainable to Meet Future Needs?

The Australian healthcare system delivers exceptional outcomes for patients and governments have committed billions of dollars to infrastructure projects to meet the needs of our growing population. Yet, have you ever wondered if our healthcare system is sustainable? Sharon will discuss:

  • The financial and emission burdens associated with healthcare provision, including low value care and potentially preventable hospital admissions
  • Emerging directions in low carbon models of care and its implications on infrastructure design
  • How we can change what we do inside our healthcare facilities in order to meet the needs of the population and the planet
Sharon Desmond, Manager - Clinical Service Design / Service Planning at Mercy Health (VIC)

Sharon Desmond

Manager - Clinical Service Design / Service Planning
Mercy Health (VIC)

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Ensuring Caboolture Hospital is Fit-for-Purpose through Design Optimisation

The Caboolture Hospital redevelopment is a matrix of new and refurbished areas designed to meet forecasted growth of 5,500 patients per month by 2021/22. To ensure a fit-for-purpose design, Sam’s team dedicated 3-4 months to refining the design before going to market. Learn how to:

  • Reduce risk and ultimately future costs by involving clinicians and hospital managers in the design
  • Ensure that the development seamlessly co-exists with existing infrastructure
  • Leverage the skill and input of your builder and architect to ensure a sustainable and relevant design
Sam Betros, Project Director - Caboolture Hospital Redevelopment Project at Metro North Health

Sam Betros

Project Director - Caboolture Hospital Redevelopment Project
Metro North Health

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Networking Lunch

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm How Queensland Health is Uplifting Capability and Effectiveness of Procurement Across the State

Queensland Health is transforming their procurement function by using the category management approach to better understand their spending patterns and the influence of their spend. Learn how by applying this approach they have:

  • Increased effectiveness by categorically organising procurement resources to specific areas of spend
  • Raised the effectiveness of procurement within the public sector and particularly within Queensland Health
  • Addressed the challenge of delivering the most effective procurement on that spend while also driving value back into the hospital office

Victoria Frewin

Chief Procurement Officer
Queensland Health

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Consumer Spotlight: How Logan Hospital is Partnering with Health Consumers to Inform the Expansion Project

Health consumer partnering is a critical aspect of the $460 Million Logan Hospital expansion project as it helps to ensure that the facility design meets future demand. Learn how to:

  • Integrate consumer partnering into your design and development process and so engrained in your culture that it becomes business as usual
  • Support stakeholders throughout the process by acknowledging that a partnership is a relationship
  • Understand and respect each stakeholders’ concerns, expectations, capabilities and capacities
Dr Linda De George-Walker, Director, Strategic Partnerships at Metro South Health

Dr Linda De George-Walker

Director, Strategic Partnerships
Metro South Health

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Networking Afternoon Tea

Community engagement, governance and culture are the three key elements applied to ensure successful developments in rural and remote areas. Sean will discuss this with reference to the new Primary Health Care Centre at Mer Island that caters for a total population of approximately 365 people, with 93% of the population identifying as Torres Strait Islander. Learn how to:

  • Create greater awareness and transparency with the community to build relevant and suitable infrastructure
  • Engage the health consumer and clinician earlier in the process to influence the design 
  • Tackle unique challenges around land and cultural appropriateness and take this into account to ensure suitability of design
Dr Sean Taylor, Executive Director of ATSI Health at Top End Health Service (NT)

Dr Sean Taylor

Executive Director of ATSI Health
Top End Health Service (NT)

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Overcoming Unique Challenges in Stakeholder Engagement with Remote and Indigenous Consumers across Queensland

Queensland is geographically sparse and faces unique rural and remote challenges as a result. In order to design suitable facilities, building meaningful relationships and respectful engagement with remote and indigenous population is especially important. Learn how to: 

  • Align consumer expectations with contemporary project planning and implementation
  • Empathise with the customer base to improve our level of engagement 
  • Improve the way we communicate and collaborate: What works and what doesn’t

John Palmer

Director of Capital Works
Torres and Cape Hospital and Health Service

4:00 pm - 4:00 pm Conference Closed