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Australian Healthcare Week 2017 Highlights

The Australian Healthcare Week 2017 was a major success, attracting more than 3000 visitors to its new home at the International Convention Centre in Darling Harbour on 8-9 March 2017. 
Officially opened by the NSW Minister for Health and Medical Research, The Hon, Brad Hazzard MP, this years’ expanded exhibition featured 160 sponsors and exhibitors and the growth that prompted our move to the International Convention Centre sealed Australian Healthcare Week's position as the largest and fastest growing healthcare exhibition in Australian and New Zealand.

Infographics

The Aged Care Puzzle

With Australia’s ageing population, increased life expectancy and longevity, there are growing demands for aged care in our nation.

Australia’s aged care sector is under pressure to meet this growing demand while at the same time facing significant recruitment and workforce challenges with half of the current aged care workforce reaching retirement age in the next 15 years.

McCrindle crunches the numbers in the latest infographic, the Aged Care Puzzle, to determine the magnitude of the demand versus supply gap.

The Aged Care Puzzle

With Australia’s ageing population, increased life expectancy and longevity, there are growing demands for aged care in our nation.

Australia’s aged care sector is under pressure to meet this growing demand while at the same time facing significant recruitment and workforce challenges with half of the current aged care workforce reaching retirement age in the next 15 years.

McCrindle crunches the numbers in the latest infographic, the Aged Care Puzzle, to determine the magnitude of the demand versus supply gap.

Exclusive Content

Designing and building Australia’s first dementia aged care village: Creating an innovative model of care to improve aged care services

In this article, Lucy O’Flaherty Chief Executive Officer, Glenview Community Services (Tasmania), shares insight into how they have developed an innovative model of care that is set to transform aged care service provision and the unique elements of design that will help creative an environment of familiarity for residents.

Designing and building Australia’s first dementia aged care village: Creating an innovative model of care to improve aged care services

In this article, Lucy O’Flaherty Chief Executive Officer, Glenview Community Services (Tasmania), shares insight into how they have developed an innovative model of care that is set to transform aged care service provision and the unique elements of design that will help creative an environment of familiarity for residents.

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Lessons learned from the Royal Darwin Hospital Redevelopment

In this video interview, Jeff Tinsley, Director of Clinical Infrastructure at the Royal Darwin Hospital, shares insight into the project vision, the key design considerations for redeveloping hospital facilities in a digital era and the main lessons learned from the project to date.

Bridging the Gap between Expectation and Satisfaction in the Aged Care Industry

In this interview, Stephen Thomas General Manager Quality & Innovation, JewishCare explores insight into how his organisation is curating a data-driven environment to manage and improve resident expectations and experience in a changing aged care environment.

Bendigo Hospital Project: Building a World-Class Digital Health Facility

In this interview, Bruce Winzar, Executive Director Information Services & Chief Information Officer at Bendigo Health, explores how the hospital went about going fully digital with minimal prototyping and the key success for successful digital transformation and operational effectiveness.

Articles

From design to delivery: an inside look at Australia's first fully integrated digital hospital

St Stephen's Hospital Hervey Bay is Australia's first fully integrated digital hospital and a great example of how digital technology has been incorporated throughout all phases of a project.

Partly funded by $47 million federal government grant, everything in the facility from x-rays to equipment monitoring in theatres will be done electronically.

But the journey to becoming an Australian first in healthcare has not been without its challenges, with the project team having to work out very early how to design and build a hospital which caters for EMR.

In this article, Richard Royle, Executive Director of UnitingCare Health and Bruce Wolfe, Project Director and CEO at Conrad Gargett Riddell Ancher Mortlock Woolley, talk about the team's strategy behind designing and building Australia's first fully integrated digital hospital, exploring the different elements that need to be considered to design and deliver a facility which caters for new technologies.

Canberra Hospital Redevelopment: Masterplanning for Future Success

In this article, Julian Sooper, Project Director at ARUP and Justin Barrett, Project Director, Redevelopment Unit, Service and Capital Planning at ACT Government, explore the strategy behind how existing buildings are being adapted for continued operation over the next 20 to 30 years at Canberra Hospital and the key lessons learned during the master planning process so far.

Video

Building Smart in Healthcare

In this video interview, Steve Trevenar, Head of Business and Strategy Healthcare and Scientific Research at Lendlease, explores the new trends in healthcare and how this will impact on current and future healthcare facility design and delivery.

Interview with Arch Fotheringham, Director of Health Projects, Brookfield Multiplex

In this video interview from Australian Healthcare Week 2015, Arch Fotheringham explores the key considerations that need to be made when designing and building healthcare facilities for the future.

How Can We Become More Efficient and Effective in the Delivery of Healthcare through New Technology?

In this interview, Steven Parish, Chief Information Officer & Executive Director Information and Infrastructure at Mater Health Services,  explores the new technologies being integrated across both international and Australian healthcare facilities and the design and integration challenges faced during the delivery process.

Healthcare Efficiency Through Technology - Interview with Richard Morrison, AECOM

In this interview from Australian Healthcare Week 2015, Richard Morrison, ANZ Information and Communications Technology Practice Lead, AECOM, explores:

  • The core eleemntes needed to create fully integrated health IT systems?
  • The benefits of integrating EMR and IT systems at the new Bendigo Hospital Redevelopment
  • The major challenges of rolling our EMR and how they can be overcome.

Designing Hospitals for the Future - Interview with Andy Black

In this video interview, Andy Black, Chair at Durrow explores:
  • Some of the common pitfalls associated with old models of clinical organisation in hospitals.
  • The strategies that can be used to reassess the clinical organisation of the hospital and the impact this will have on the design of future hospitals.
  • The design elements which need to be considered to make inpatient areas more flexible and how this will benefit patients.
  • The most important design principles of hospital IT
  • The lessons can Australia learn from the UK when it comes to designing health facilities which cater for new technologies and improve patient experience

The St John Of God Berwick New Hospital Development - Interview with Lisa Norman

In this interview from Australian Healthcare Week 2016, Lisa Norman, CEO of St John of God Berwick Hospital, explores:

The delivery model
Understanding local healthcare requirements
Developing the master plan and planning for future adaption
What design innovations are plannedplanned?
The redevelopment of the Gibb Street site

A Step-change in Standards for Mental Healthcare Design: Respite and Recovery at Al Wakra, Qatar

In this video interview, Mungo Smith, Director of Business Development at MAAP Architects explores the vision for Al Wakra Psychiatric Hospital and how it goes beyond current best-practice by bringing together evidence, ethics and humanism in a way that hasn’t been seen in modern mental healthcare facilities before. The scheme draws together scientific evidence, the best contemporary practice in person-centred mental health care and a deep understanding of cultural heritage and appropriateness.

Australian Healthcare Week 2017 Highlights

The Australian Healthcare Week 2017 was a major success, attracting more than 3000 visitors to its new home at the International Convention Centre in Darling Harbour on 8-9 March 2017. 
Officially opened by the NSW Minister for Health and Medical Research, The Hon, Brad Hazzard MP, this years’ expanded exhibition featured 160 sponsors and exhibitors and the growth that prompted our move to the International Convention Centre sealed Australian Healthcare Week's position as the largest and fastest growing healthcare exhibition in Australian and New Zealand.

Exploring Outpatient Automation & Health Information Systems at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital

Ahead of Australian Healthcare Week 2018 we chat to Serene Chin, Deputy Director, Integrated Health Information Systems and Singhealth CIO. 
Serene shares with us details of the outpatient automation and integrated health information systems at the KK Women's and Children's Hospital in Singapore.   
Watch the full video to learn more about:
  • The KK Hospital's automation journey
  • Negotiating staff engagement and culture change
  • Challenges of a digital transformation journey
  • The benefits of digital healthcare implementation

Exploring the Central Coast Local Health District’s Facilities Upgrade

Ahead of Australian Healthcare Week 2018 we caught up with Andrew Montague, CEO at the Central Coast Local Health District, who shares details of the Central Coast’s three new health facility projects, including the $360 million retrofit of Gosford Hospital. 
Andrew further delves into effective stakeholder engagement and strategies to future-proof investments.

Whitepapers

Notes on the design of hospitals and their clinical organisation

Hospital planning is endogenous: starting out with a conventional image of what a hospital is, the process produces variations on an established theme. The same old same-old.

Nowhere is this more apparent than in the provision of the inpatient beds - which remain the defining component of the piece.

This short paper sets out Andy Black's personal observations based upon four decades of working in the hospital world. It is a radical prospectus for the design of a very different hospital with a different approach to the organisation of clinical practice.

Nurses are Essential in Health and Aged Care Reform

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) White Paper ‘Nurses are Essential in Health and Aged Care Reform’ broadly outlines the valuable role that nurses play in health and aged care, and the importance of a strong nursing voice in achieving person-centred and sustainable reform.
It outlines ACN’s role as the pre-eminent Australian professional nursing body, and its ability to provide a conduit to nursing leadership system-wide and a unified professional nursing voice.

Interviews

Interview with Jeff Tinsley, Director of Clinical Infrastructure at the Royal Darwin Hospital

In this interview transcript, Jeff Tinsley, Director of Clinical Infrastructure at the Royal Darwin Hospital, shares insight into the project vision, the key design considerations for redeveloping hospital facilities in a digital era and the main lessons learned from the project to date.

Interview with Stephen Thomas, General Manager Quality & Innovation, JewishCare

In this interview, Stephen Thomas General Manager Quality & Innovation, JewishCare explores insight into how his organisation is curating a data-driven environment to manage and improve resident expectations and experience in a changing aged care environment.

Interview with Bruce Winzar, Executive Director Information Services & Chief Information Officer

In this interview, Bruce Winzar, Executive Director Information Services & Chief Information Officer at Bendigo Health, explores how the hospital went about going fully digital with minimal prototyping and the key success for successful digital transformation and operational effectiveness.