HFDD Day Two: 22 March 2018

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Registration and Networking

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

9:10 AM - 9:40 AM KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Insight into one of Australia’s Largest Regional Hospital Developments – The Benefits and Challenges of Greenfield Sites

Wayne Jones, Chief Executive Officer, Northern NSW Local Health District
The Tweed Shire is the latest area to benefit from the NSW Government’s pledge to enhance regional health services as part of a record hospital-building boom. With $534 Million dedicated to this Greenfield site redevelopment, the new Tweed Valley Hospital will be the largest infrastructure development on the Far North Coast of NSW and will greatly enhance health services for the region, which will experience major population growth and ageing into the future. Wayne will provide insight on:

  • The life cycle of facilities and benefits and challenges of greenfield sites, from providing maximum design flexibility to additional development costs due to poor access and connectivity
  • How they justified their business case for a capital build of this nature and successfully achieved an award of half a Billion dollars in budget allocation
  • Their vision to continually improve the quality of and access to a comprehensive range of integrated health services in partnership with key external partners


Wayne Jones

Chief Executive Officer
Northern NSW Local Health District

9:40 AM - 10:10 AM Solution Provider Session

The world is experiencing a global aging boom. According to studies, by 2030 there will be 34 nations including Australia where more than 20% of the population is over 65, classifying Australian as a super aging nation. This panel will review the impending trends in aging and how we have addressed the growing demand so far, while focusing on:

  • How designers and planners are integrating the needs of senior citizens in the planning of new hospital facilities
  • How innovation in technology is changing the way care is provided for elderly people
  • Federal versus State agenda in health and aged care



Pue Kim Chong

Director – Infrastructure, Design & Innovation
Tan Tock Seng Hospital (Singapore)

Scott Williams

Chief Executive Officer
North Eastern Community Hospital Australian Healthcare week provided me with

Brenda Ainsworth

National Director Public Hospitals
Calvary Care

Andrew Montague

Chief Executive Officer
Central Coast Local Health District

10:40 AM - 11:10 AM CASE STUDY: Examing the Operational, Commissioning and Change Management Challenges of the New Bendigo Hospital in the PPP Context

Peter Faulkner, Executive Director Bendigo Hospital Project and Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, Bendigo Hospital
The $630 Million Bendigo Hospital Project is the largest regional hospital development in Victoria, incorporating the latest design and technology solutions and due for completion mid-2018. Commissioning the largescale transition from a low-tech to state-of-the-art clinical digital environment poses multiple operational and logistical challenges, with effective change management being absolutely fundamental for supporting this change.

  • Overview of the new Bendigo Hospital development
  • Overcoming challenges around commissioning a complex digital environment with particular challenges around preparing and upskilling the workforce
  • Whole of life procurement in the PPP context – communicating effectively with the private partner and challenges around procuring and delivering the project on time and on budget
  • Change management activities and mechanisms were put in place, including change champions, help portals, extensive training programs and tool kits


Peter Faulkner

Executive Director Bendigo Hospital Project and Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer
Bendigo Hospital

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

11:40 AM - 12:10 PM CASE STUDY: Supporting the Growth and Advancement of Health and Education Super Precincts in NSW

Michael Brydon, Chief Executive Officer, The Sydney Children’s Hospital Network
The NSW Government is investing $1.62 Billion collectively for the growth and advancement of health and education in Sydney’s East and West. Dubbed “super precincts”, the Randwick and Westmead campuses will offer the opportunity to achieve seamless cross-integration and collaboration between hospitals, universities and the broader community. While supporting Sydney’s rapidly growing population and complex demographics, the super precincts will attract outstanding global talent, drive better healthcare and research and yield economic benefits for the broader Australian community. In this session, Michael will outline:

  • Their journey in planning, designing and developing the Randwick and Westmead Health and Education Precincts
  • How Westmead in particular will drive investment and job growth so that by 2036, it will transform into a globally competitive innovation district by 2036, adding $2.8 Billion per annum of economic output to the NSW economy
  • The importance of building partnerships and treating the precincts as complimentary rather than competitive


Michael Brydon

Chief Executive Officer
The Sydney Children’s Hospital Network

12:10 PM - 12:40 PM Solution Provider Session

12:40 PM - 1:10 PM CASE STUDY: Royal Hobart Hospital Redevelopment: Getting to the Start Line on a Brownfields Site

Cheryl Carr, Deputy Project Director – Royal Hobart Hospital Redevelopment, Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania
The $689 Million RHH Redevelopment is Tasmania’s largest health infrastructure project. It is delivering a 10-storey inpatient facility in the middle of an operational hospital in Hobart’s central business district. Preconditions of construction included $50 million in refurbishment works, the relocation of 125 inpatient beds, the management of more than anticipated latent conditions and other exceptional circumstances. After years of stops and starts including an independent review commissioned by Ministerial Statement, the project is now under construction. In this session, Cheryl will discuss:

  • Old buildings, new wards and the impact of rain on prefabricated modules for an inpatient facility
  • Balancing a budget and stakeholder design requests
  • The highs and lows of delivering a public value hospital project


Cheryl Carr

Deputy Project Director – Royal Hobart Hospital Redevelopment
Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania

1:10 PM - 2:10 PM Networking Lunch

2:10 PM - 2:40 PM CASE STUDY: Redeveloping Epworth Richmond in a Live Hospital Environment

Nicole Waldron, Executive Director, Epworth Healthcare
Epworth Richmond recently completed and opened a $170m new wing as part of an extensive site-wide redevelopment project to provide purpose-built facilities that promote collaboration between teaching, research and clinical care while continuing to deliver world-class facilities and patient treatment. Epworth is redesigning the way the hospital operates to meet the needs of the 21st century and improve patient outcomes. In this session, Nicole will discuss:

  • Epworth Richmond’s master planning process and next stages
  • Strategies to effectively manage a major redevelopment while operating a full capacity business in a residential zone
  • Overcoming complexities in stakeholder engagement and day-to-day change management
  • Technology integration projects and insight into their operating theatre expansion
  • Improving point of care through patient flow manager solutions


Nicole Waldron

Executive Director
Epworth Healthcare

2:40 PM - 3:10 PM Principles for Driving Value From Your Contracts and the Significance of Self-Reflection

David Sinclair, Executive Director – Capital and Asset Services, QLD Health
The Capital and Asset Services Branch (CASB) oversees the delivery of QLD Health’s 2017-18 capital budget of almost $1 Billion whist managing its $15 Billion asset base. Alignment of the budget to consumer needs while achieving value for money outcomes for all Queenslanders is CASB’s primary focus. However, where multi-millions of dollars is being spent on healthcare infrastructure across Australia, the industry continues to struggle with effectively managing their contractor relationships and procurement decisions and practices, affecting cost, standardisation and project performance. David will discuss:

  • Principles for driving value from your contracts
  • Self-reflection on how we act as clients and engage with vendors
  • How your procurement processes and decisions affect the cost, standardisation and success of your capital works


David Sinclair

Executive Director – Capital and Asset Services
QLD Health

3:10 PM - 3:40 PM Networking Afternoon Tea

3:40 PM - 4:10 PM Design Considerations for the Construction of a HIMSS Level 6 Digital Hospital

Rod Sprenger, Technology Lead, Victorian Heart Hospital
Complexity around the construction of new hospitals in the 21st century is ever increasing, particularly if we seek to achieve HIMSS certification with an EMR upon opening. Achieving HIMSS 6 is often dependent upon the design of the facility and ensuring that technology, EMR and hospital design come together in perfect unison. The much-anticipated Victorian Heart Hospital is a prime example of this emerging trend to incorporate technology in design from the get go. In this session, Rod will discuss:

  • Aligning the building program with the ICT program
  • Specific design considerations required when implementing technology that will support EMR and a HIMSS Level 6 build
  • Key considerations and benefits of planning and designing rooms specifically for telemedicine, telehealth and other future trends


Rod Sprenger

Technology Lead
Victorian Heart Hospital

4:10 PM - 4:40 PM Designing and Constructing a Secure Mental Health Facility to Support a Therapeutic Approach

Ben Donaldson, Manager – Procurement Capital Works, ACT Government
Dhulwa is a purpose built mental health unit providing specialised care in a secure inpatient environment. The facility will provide individually tailored programs to improve the chances of recovery for each consumer and treatment is based on a therapeutic and rehabilitation approach, rather than a correctional methodology. While Dhulwa is located off-campus, the facility has been designed to complement the existing services provided at the Canberra Hospital which include the Mental Health Assessment Unit and the Adult Acute Mental Health Inpatient Unit. In this session, Ben will outline:

  • The design phases – Site selection, concept development, prototype acceptance process
  • Construction stages – Demolition, early works, main works, post completion works
  • Stakeholder engagement – User Group coordination, working groups and community engagement
  • Project insights – Lessons learnt, closeout workshops and post implementation review outcomes


Ben Donaldson

Manager – Procurement Capital Works
ACT Government

4:40 PM - 4:40 PM Closing Remarks by Chairperson