Russell Harrison

Chief Executive Officer Western Health

Health Facilities Design & Development Day One: Wednesday, 17 March 2021

Wednesday, March 17th, 2021

10:10 AM THE GREAT DEBATE: Sustainable Hospitals: Is the Investment Worth it or Is It Just a Fad?

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.

4:00 PM $200 Million Joan Kirner Hospital Development: Best Practices to Ensure a Smooth Project-to-Operations Transition into a New Build

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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