25-26 February 2013
25-26 February 2013
27 February 2013
The provision of healthcare to an entire population is probably the biggest challenge that faces any government. Australia is confronted with an ageing and increasing population requiring ever greater resources, increasing costs in medical advances, incredible distances involved in health provisioning of remote locations and clear differences between health outcomes of indigenous and non-indigenous Australians.
Unless we decide the great advances in life expectancy and infant mortality to date can be discarded, there are two choices: continue to spend exponentially greater sums of money or redesign the system.
Australian Healthcare Week addresses how to overcome the 'hardware' challenges in healthcare.
Firstly Health Facilities Design and Development will examine all health facilities from super clinics through to multibillion-dollar hospitals. By presenting best practice in design and development whilst keeping within budget, to brief and on time – we can create the right canvass from which to deliver optimum patient outcomes.
Secondly, Healthcare Efficiency through Technology will determine how to best assess and utilize health technologies. This is also not confined to the facilities, as new technologies enable better and more comprehensive health monitoring at home we can start to solve the first hurdle of better patient care, that of the overburdened facility.
Lastly, Retrofitting Healthcare Facilities will examine all types of projects driven by redevelopment, changes in technology, new purchases or on-going maintenance. By covering case study examples of these projects it will cover all possible scenarios and help minimise disruption of the facilities on these projects. Managing health and wellbeing of all user groups will not only ensure continuity of the health service, but also enable developments to remain within time and under budget.
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"The Hospital Design & Development conference was an extremely informative programme and the quality and range of speakers and presentations was exceptional and enlightening. The conference and networking connections has helped add a valuable knowledge base to our practice" Brett Hudson, Associate Director, Peddle Thorp
"Once again the speakers were outstanding, topics relevant and appropriate to the industry, and covered off some "best practice" ways of delivering healthcare infrastructure…. I'd encourage anyone associated with delivering health infrastructure to make the time in their schedules to attend this event as an ongoing professional development opportunity - one that is practical, challenging and allows ideas to be taken away in support of high quality outcomes." Glenn Hokin, Redevelopment Coordinator, Mackay Base Hospital Redevelopment Team, Mackay Base Hospital
Australian Healthcare Week provides a great opportunity to gain insight into current issues, challenges and how different organisations are responding to those. It also provides a forum to connect and reconnect with new and old colleagues. For me, attending is time well spent. John Goodchap, National Manager - Health, Hansen Yuncken
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