27 - 28 March, 2019 |
ICC, Sydney, NSW

Dr. Ian Town


Chairman
Health Precinct Advisory Council (NZ)


10:10 AM The Great Debate: Who is the Client of the Hospital: The Patient or Clinician?

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!

4:10 PM The Improvements Panel: Areas for Improvement from a Design, Development and Commissioning Perspective

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

9:10 AM New Build: New Christchurch Hospital Build: Resilient Buildings in a Seismically Active City

It’s recognised that Canterbury’s existing acute hospital facilities will not meet demand beyond 2018. To address this, a new acute services building is
being built as part of the Christchurch Health Precinct to meet future capacity and be able to keep operating after a projected magnitude 7-8 earthquake. Learn about:

  • Future proofing to meet projected capacity and maintain patient flow for the acutely unwell
  • How the Canterbury Health system is designed to keep people out of hospital  
  • Key design principles for resilient builds, including base isolation, protection of services and a revolutionary new ward layout
  • Learnings that came from mocking up the new ward layout an a Design Lab – the role patients and clinicians played in design


Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Ian.

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