27 - 28 November, 2019 | Hilton, Brisbane

Victoria Frewin


Chief Procurement Officer
Queensland Health

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Health Facility Design and Development Day One: Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Wednesday, November 27th, 2019


2:30 PM Panel Discussion: Overcoming Challenges in Healthcare Procurement to Optimise Clinical Outcomes and Cost Savings

Supply chains can account for as much as 30% of total hospital costs, which can have a profound impact on procurement effectiveness across capital works and Goods and Services. But how can hospitals deliver high-quality but affordable services in a continually changing market that faces sustainability pressures? This panel will explore key challenges, considerations and strategies to drive procurement effectiveness and better visibility to optimise clinical outcomes and cost savings. Learn how to:

  • Maintain the dynamic balance between reducing costs and providing high quality care
  • Explore intestate opportunities to collaborate and achieve commercial efficiencies 
  • Redesign your supplier-contractor relations through more collaborative governance 
  • Leverage innovation, market intelligence and data in procurement

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

Thursday, November 28th, 2019


1:30 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