25 - 26 March, 2020 |
International Convention Centre, Sydney

Health Facilities Design & Development Day One: 27 March, 2019

7:30 am - 8:30 am Registration and Networking

8:30 am - 8:40 am Opening Remarks from the Chair

8:40 am - 9:10 am Grand Tour

New for 2019 we will be running several ‘Grand Tours’ throughout the event.  Designed to help you maximize your time on site, the tours will highlight the must see presentations, introduce you to some of our key sponsors, and make sure you know where all the best places for food and drink are.

9:10 am - 9:40 am International Keynote: Health Hub of the Future – The Design Journey

Yan Yan - Director, Hospital and Operations Planning, Woodlands Health Campus (Singapore)
The new 1800-bed Woodlands Health Campus envisions person-centric and quality healthcare for the community of the future by integrating three components – SMART technology, green spaces for patient healing and a strong ecosystem for community care. Set to open progressively from 2022, the health campus will be an expansive healing environment which will extend beyond the physical walls of the hospital. Learn about their design journey, and the key components towards future proofing:
·         Master planning – the vision of “one-ness”
·         Person-centred medical planning to integrate “in-campus” and “out-campus” care
·         Community integration to inspire positive and healthy lifestyle
·         Park integration to promote healing
·         SMART technology to enhance patient experience, care delivery and productivity

Yan Yan

Director, Hospital and Operations Planning
Woodlands Health Campus (Singapore)

9:40 am - 10:10 am Redevelopment: Public and Private Sector Collaboration to Deliver Health Infrastructure and Healthcare Across the Herston Health Precinct

Debbie McNamara - Development Director, Metro North Hospital and Health Service
Herston Health Precinct is a global health and knowledge hub with government and non-government clinical, research, education and training partners collaborating to meet the future challenges of healthcare. Learn about the benefits this collective culture is driving, including:

  • Investment in infrastructure and resultant partnerships including the Herston Imaging Research Facility, Herston Biofabrication Institute and Sony You Can Centre
  • A research and academic alliance between The University of Queensland and Metro North to be realised through a new $340 million specialist public health facility which is under construction
  • Redevelopment of Herston Quarter being facilitated Metro North which will be the catalyst for the next wave of investment and infrastructure benefits translated into new opportunities across the Herston Health Precinct

Debbie McNamara

Development Director
Metro North Hospital and Health Service

Whose voice should be prioritised when funding and designing health services? Consisting of two teams of three, this session will address some of the industry's most contentious topics in an entertaining new format!

Stefano Scalzo

Director Planning and Development
Victorian Health and Human Services Building Authority


Alison Verhoeven

Chief Executive Officer


Dr. Ian Town

Health Precinct Advisory Council (NZ)


Vittoria Tsam

Senior Policy Officer
Victorian Health and Human Services Building Authority


Adrian Pennington

Chief Executive Officer
Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service


Dr Gordon Bingham

Chief Nursing & Allied Health Information Officer
Alfred Health


Mark Hoffmann

Manager Capital Projects
Eastern Health

10:50 am - 11:10 am Speed Networking

An effectively structured interactive session designed to help you expand your network through one-on-one focused conversations. Bring your business

11:10 am - 11:40 am Networking Morning Tea

11:40 am - 12:10 pm Spotlight Interview: How is Epworth Responding to the Challenging Private Health Insurance Environment?

Dr Lachlan Henderson - Group Chief Executive, Epworth HealthCare
Whilst 40% of Victoria’s population are with a private health insurer, there is pressure on the private health sector to deliver in an increasingly competitive
and under-resourced environment. 

This interview will address how Epworth developed a new strategy in the context of this current environment, in particular: 

  • Epworth’s strategy to work more closely with funders, doctors, patients and the community to demonstrate value 
  • The response to declining private health insurance growth after more than a decade of favourable market conditions 
  • How Epworth is an attractive place to work for both staff and visiting specialists

Dr Lachlan Henderson

Group Chief Executive
Epworth HealthCare

12:10 pm - 12:40 pm Redevelopment: Driving Efficiencies & ROI through the Randwick Precinct Masterplan

Tobi Wilson - General Manager, Prince of Wales & Sydney Eye Hospitals
Active stakeholder engagement and collaboration
with partners is driving the masterplan for
Randwick’s $740 Million Super Precinct. They
are currently mapping out their clinical services
to understand where the opportunities are to
increase efficiency out of the investment and
achieve an ROI of approximately $1.70 for every
dollar spent. Learn how:
• Synergies between clinical services will inform
the masterplanning process around building and
investment potential
• Stakeholder engagement between public,
private, education, research and industry
partners let’s them get the most out of this
precinct and will influence future investment
• To balance the pros & cons – successful
integration will significantly bring more value
and improve care but there’s a risk in people
being protective rather than constructive about
their “unit”

Tobi Wilson

General Manager
Prince of Wales & Sydney Eye Hospitals

12:40 pm - 1:40 pm Networking Lunch

1:40 pm - 2:10 pm Spotlight Session: BIM & VDC in Planning for Healthcare Facilities (A Contractors Perspective)

Dominic Clifton - Design Manager, Hansen Yuncken Pty Ltd
Learn how to use building information modeling (BIM) for Stakeholder consultation and leverage virtual design construction (VDC) for project planning and analytics.

Dominic Clifton

Design Manager
Hansen Yuncken Pty Ltd

2:10 pm - 2:40 pm International Keynote Presentation: Designing Intensive Care Units (ICU) for the Year 2050 – Biosphere Capsules, Neuro Stabilizers, Holographic Intensivists and Much More

Neil A Halpern MD, MCCM, FACP, FCCM - Director Critical Care Center, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York (USA)
Learn how intensivists at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) are thinking about futuristic ICUs and adapting new technologies to improve
customer experience and the quality of critical care:

  • Biospheric capsules to monitor the patient’s environment using advanced sensors with surface and deep-organ based diagnostic capabilities
  • Visors to transform and communicate the patient’s thoughts to the caregivers 
  • Holographic doctors to provide remote care 
  • AI and advanced computer based learning to achieve personalised care
  • 3D printers to generate implantable devices and exoskeletons for mobility 
  • Mini-robots to handle diagnostics and therapeutics that cannot be addressed virtually 
  • Suspended animation

Neil A Halpern MD, MCCM, FACP, FCCM

Director Critical Care Center
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York (USA)

2:40 pm - 3:10 pm Networking Afternoon Tea

3:10 pm - 3:40 pm People: Educating and Engaging your Staff when you Transition into a New Space

Adrian Pennington - Chief Executive Officer, Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service
As with any major infrastructure and digital transformation, it’s important to prepare organisations to be efficient and clinically effective to give confidence to a building’s validity. Learn how Wide Bay HHS:

  • Organised a vigorous simulation program to help staff transition into the refurbished emergency department
  • Educates staff and sets expectations before and during the transition
  • Engages with patients and the right expertise internally to understand the best approach to achieve seamless patient flow

Adrian Pennington

Chief Executive Officer
Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service

This panel will feature leaders who are brave enough to share their own failures and how they were able to overcome them so that you don’t have to
make the same mistake. Featuring some of Australia’s largest infrastructure projects, learn:

  1. What didn't work
  2. What could have been done differently
  3. What to keep in mind if you’re experiencing what they experienced

Dr Hannah Seymour

Medical Director
Fiona Stanley Hospital


Paul Lambert

Executive Director
Activation, new Royal Adelaide Project, Central Adelaide Local Health Network


Dr. Ian Town

Health Precinct Advisory Council (NZ)


Damian Armour

Chief Executive Officer
Epworth Geelong


Tobi Wilson

General Manager
Prince of Wales & Sydney Eye Hospitals

4:20 pm - 6:30 pm Networking Drinks- Proudly sponsored by Health Professionals Bank

6:00 pm - 11:00 pm AHW Excellence Awards Dinner & Ceremony – Dockside, Cockle Bay Wharf