Sue Medson

Chief Executive Officer Gippsland Lakes Community Health Service

Health Facilities Design and Development Plenary Day One: Wednesday, 21 July 2021

Wednesday, March 24th, 2021

10:00 AM THE GREAT DEBATE: State and Federal Government Should Not Fund the Development Car Parking Infrastructure in Healthcare

Government funding for car parking infrastructure is becoming an increasingly prominent issue in healthcare as both staff and patients struggle with car parking fees and shortages at hospitals and community health centres.

Should employees and patients be burdened with paying for parking? Could the funds used for car parking infrastructure instead be used to enhance patient care? Is the private sector the only winner in the current model?

Watch two teams battle it out as they debate whether State and Federal Government should fund or contribute to funding the development of hospital and community health centre car parks. 

3:30 PM Lessons Learned in Designing Facilities for Community Health: How Gippsland Lakes Complete Health Services is Using Innovation to Ensure Efficient Design and Use of Spaces

Community health has long been the poor cousin in health services, particularly in relation to infrastructure. However, as more hospitals shift towards alternative models of care that bring services back into the community, it’s important to apply learnings from the community health sector to the hospital setting to create greater efficiencies and better health outcomes in the long-term.

With innovation at the forefront of facility design and development in the community health setting, learn how Gippsland Lakes Complete Health Service is:

  • Building flexible spaces while accounting for the fact that a lot of community health is conducted in public settings and patients’ homes to ensure spaces are built and used purposefully
  • Addressing the issue of unpredictable growth by growing the business before growing the facility
  • Focused on improving transportation and accessibility for both patients and staff to support mobile services

Health Facilities Design and Development Plenary Day Two: Thursday, 22 July 2021

Thursday, March 25th, 2021

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

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