Upcoming events

    • Thursday, February 20, 2020
    • 17:30 - 20:00
    • Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth & Sydney

    “Post Occupancy Evaluation (POE) of Healthcare Facilities – A New Approach.”

    Health Infrastructure NSW oversees the planning, design, procurement and construction of health capital works in NSW. The NSW Government has committed more than $19 billion in infrastructure spending in Health over the forward capital program. NSW has 90 projects underway across metropolitan and regional NSW. This critical mass of health projects provides an opportunity to evaluate completed projects and apply the lessons learned to new health facility guidelines and projects.

    Health projects in NSW must follow the Process of Facility Planning which culminates in POE of the new health building. This type of evaluation is not only costly but the scope and scale of the evaluation makes it difficult to apply learnings in a meaningful way.

    Health Infrastructure continues to undertake POE but the focus is now on service types across multiple recently completed projects (e.g. maternity services, medical imaging, intensive care services). This focus allows the comparison of a single service across a range of hospitals which may vary in location (metropolitan and rural), size, staffing profile and role delineation.

    Recommendations arising from the review are summarised and timed to coincide with Australasian Health Facility Guideline (AusHFG) updates. Learnings can also inform projects at the planning stage so that innovation or safer / sustainable systems of work can be adopted without delay.

    Speaker: Jenny Green

    Jenny has worked in public healthcare for 25 years as a registered nurse, manager and more recently as a planner advising on capital planning.

    Jenny currently works for Health Infrastructure NSW as the lead for the Service and Facility Planning team. Until recently, Jenny was also the Project Lead of the Australasian Health Facility Guidelines which are a resource developed by the Australasian Health Infrastructure Alliance. These roles require collaborate with clinicians and the design team to translate requirements and ways of working into the built form.

    • Friday, February 21, 2020
    • 10:00 - 12:00
    • Sydney

    Site Visit to the Northern Beaches Hospital

    There are limited places available on the tour in areas that are active/occupied clinical spaces, and larger numbers will not be possible.

    The proposed areas to be visited will be notified in due course.

    • Tuesday, April 14, 2020
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • Saturday, April 18, 2020
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • Ghent Belgium

    13th World Congress for Design & Health

    The International Academy for Design and Health (IADH) is organising the 13th Design & Health World Congress & Exhibition in partnership with the Belgian government, and with the collaboration of world-renowned academic institutions and healthcare industries.

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    • Thursday, April 23, 2020
    • 17:00 - 20:00
    • Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth & Sydney

    Watch This Space!

    • Monday, June 08, 2020
    • (UTC+01:00)
    • Wednesday, June 10, 2020
    • (UTC+01:00)

    At the Tipping Point:
    Designing for Population and Planetary Health

    Royal College of Physicians, London, UK, 08–10 June 2020

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    Watch this Space for details of AHDC Group Booking Opportunities

About AHDC

The AHDC is a non-government organisation of professionals involved and/or interested in quality design of health facilities and is the conduit between knowledge providers and knowledge users in Australian health design.

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