Health Facilities Design & Development Day Two: Thursday, 18 March 2021

8:30 am - 9:00 am Registration and Networking

9:00 am - 9:10 am Opening Remarks from the Chair

9:10 am - 9:30 am Alternatives to Hospital: How to Redesign Hospitals and Services with Non-Acute Integrated Care to Achieve Better Health Outcomes and Sustainable Change

Wayne Jones - Chief Executive Officer, Northern NSW Local Health District
Northern NSW Local Health District is working closely with primary health networks to develop a range of programs that shift the focus from activity and outputs to continuity of care and people’s needs. Recognised by both Federal and State as one of Australia’s most effective partnerships based on outcomes, learn how to:

  • Redesign hospitals and services to incorporate ambulatory or outpatient services with more consideration of linkages between community based services, primary healthcare and the hospital 
  • Identify key drivers for alternatives to hospital, including demand management and preventing acute presentations and readmissions
  • Achieve sustainable change by refocusing services on the patient and their needs, partnering with primary health and community care and building the right culture with the ‘right’ people

Wayne Jones

Chief Executive Officer
Northern NSW Local Health District

9:30 am - 10:00 am How Climatic and Cultural Environments Influence Hospital Infrastructure in the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark and Sweden

Kate Copeland - Executive Director Assets and Infrastructure, Metro North Health

Kate Copeland

Executive Director Assets and Infrastructure
Metro North Health

10:00 am - 10:30 am Spotlight Sponsor Presentation by STANTEC

10:30 am - 11:00 am Networking Morning Tea

11:00 am - 11:30 am Best Practice Collaboration with the Community in the Planning and Design of the New $470 Million Maitland Hospital

Gillian Geraghty - Executive Director of Rural and Regional, Health Infrastructure NSW
The new $470 Million Maitland Hospital will be 70 per cent larger than the current building. Built on a Greenfield site in Metford in NSW, the new build will provide greater accessibility and contemporary services for Lower Hunter through new models of care. Health Infrastructure NSW is using stakeholder and community consultation to progress the Greenfield site’s plans to build facilities that are fit for the future. Learn how to:

  • Create an accessible facility by engaging with government agencies on surrounding infrastructure such as public transport and roads
  • Design a hospital that considers the local community’s cultural heritage, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
  • Balance consumer and intergovernmental agency aspirations against health planning requirements

Gillian Geraghty

Executive Director of Rural and Regional
Health Infrastructure NSW

11:30 am - 12:00 pm If They Can Do It, So Can You! Learn How Atlassian is Transforming the Workplace with Scalable Digital Spaces

Ross Chippendale - Global Head of Workplace Technology, Atlassian
Hospitals have a lot to learn from Atlassian – one of Australia’s best places to work – as they strive to transform spaces and services to become less clinical and more engaging. This is your chance to learn how Atlassian is transforming the workplace by creating scalable digital spaces to help Atlassians collaborate on a global scale, with key lessons learned that can be applied to healthcare. Learn how they:

  • Integrate video conferencing across all lines of service to connect teams globally 
  • Experiment and iterate with technology to better serve staff, even before induction
  • Achieve minimal viable experience (MVE) as a more economic way to test new technology
  • Seek to make everywhere useful with purpose built spaces that encourage teamwork and creativity

Ross Chippendale

Global Head of Workplace Technology

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Using Simulation to Understand Human Factors and Improve Clinical Design

Stephanie Barwick - Head of Partnerships, Programs and Innovation, Mater Education
Since their world first 24 hour greenfield hospital simulation, Mater Education has been engaged to simulate operational activities and test human factors on a number of projects—from repurposing and refurbishing a single ward, to the design of an entire new greenfield facility. Discover what we’ve learnt about facility design and the role of simulation to help:

  • Mitigate rework and associated contingency costs
  • Deliver a proactive approach to risk and safety
  • Improve patient safety and consumer experience 
  • Protect organisational reputation and poor patient and staff experience
  • Optimise organisational processes, facilities and service delivery

Stephanie Barwick

Head of Partnerships
Programs and Innovation, Mater Education

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Networking Lunch

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm $124 Million Ipswich Hospital Redevelopment Stage 1A: Future Proofing Your Master Plan to Ensure Design Feasibility to Meet Future Demand

Eleri Carrahar - Interim Executive Director Medical Services, West Moreton Hospital and Health Service
In fifteen years, there will be twice the number of residents in Ipswich as there are today. To address future healthcare needs well into the future, over the next five years West Moreton Health Service is investing $124.4 Million in the redevelopment plans for Ipswich Hospital to increase clinical capacity through expansion. Learn how to:

  • Future proof your master plan by refreshing your projections to ensure relevance and feasibility of design
  • Distil a team culture for being agile and flexible in the changing environment
  • Manage demand during the infrastructure process with an ‘enabling stage’, with insight into challenges around relocating the Ipswich mental health unit

Eleri Carrahar

Interim Executive Director Medical Services
West Moreton Hospital and Health Service

2:00 pm - 2:30 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

Robert Pulsford - Director of Infrastructure, WA Country Health Service
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

Robert Pulsford

Director of Infrastructure
WA Country Health Service

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

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm An Operational Perspective: Effective Commissioning to Smoothly Transition into Children’s Health Queensland’s Adolescent Mental Health Facility

Michael Campbell - Senior Director, Facilities & Capital Infrastructure, Children's Health Queensland
Construction of Children’s Health Queensland’s new state-wide adolescent mental health extended treatment centre, the first of its kind in Australia, is progressing well and on track to open in early 2020. In preparation for the transition into the new facility, Children’s Health Queensland is developing a comprehensive mobilisation and commissioning plan and post implementation review. Learn how to:

  • Incorporate sustainable design elements into the facility to ensure a sustainable design
  • Implement a mobilisation and commissioning plan to aid a no-fuss transfer into the new build
  • Conduct a post implementation review to capture key learnings around procurement, builder selection, contractor relationship management and liveability of design

Michael Campbell

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

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Leading by Example: Strategies to Ensure Planning and Commissioning Success for the Refurbished $270 Million St George Hospital

The newly refurbished St George Hospital is not only the largest hospital within the South Eastern Sydney Local Health District but is among the leading centres for trauma and emergency management in the State. With over 200 patients successfully transferred into the new build, this is equivalent to one third of the hospital community and was no small feat. Learn how to ensure planning and commissioning success for large change management projects by:

  • Planning change management very early on to ensure your commissioning is a success
  • Identifying, understanding and addressing the different expectations of risk across the project, construction and operations teams in the lead up to the transition
  • Involving relevant staff in the process for a constructive inter-disciplinary approach

4:00 pm - 4:00 pm Closing Remarks from the Chair and Conference Closed