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.
The Joan Kirner Hospital is the first hospital in Australia to consolidate all women’s and children’s services into the one building, generating new models of care and more seamless patient flow. Learn how Western Health ensured a smooth transition into the new build through their:
Clear commissioning plan to test practicality and liveability of the building and guide the handover to operations
Go-live process and lessons learnt around staffing, timing and operational funding
Post-project evaluation conducted 9 months since the handover to ensure best practice for future transitions from project to operations
Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Russell.
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