Welcome to our February 2023 Newsletter. Thank you to everyone who tuned in to listen to our webinar this month, and to Marnie and Shalyce for their presentation. If you missed out, all members can watch the broadcast on our website.
In this month's issue, we have something for everyone. Please read on to hear about our podcast, a local event in Sydney, our international study tour, and research and student opportunities.
We return with another series of interviews with our host David Cummins. This Mixed Bag includes a range of perspectives from leading industry experts.
Podcast Series 3 "Mix Bag"
Australian Health Design Council has partnered with Sydney Build Expo to deliver a Healthcare Panel Discussion at their upcoming event which will be held on 6-7 March at ICC Sydney. General attendance is free and our panel discussion will be located on the Infrastructure Stage on Monday 6th March at 11am AEDT. This event is in-person only.
Our panel discussion will explore how major redevelopment projects can create once-in-a-generation opportunities to change how healthcare buildings are designed and delivered. Future-focused design can build in efficiency, resilience, adaptability and value for money. The conversation will be chaired by AHDC Committee member Alison Huynh, (Associate Director, Bates Smart) with special guests:
Sydney Build is Australia’s leading construction, architecture & infrastructure show that features 500+ exhibitors, hundreds of panel discussions, and incredible networking opportunities. The event connects all key players in the industry and attracts attendees from: contractors, architects, engineers, housebuilders, developers, government, and construction professionals.
Sydney Build Expo
We are planning our 2023/2024 event calendar! If you have a project, pitch or paper, we welcome you to submit a presentation proposal for an upcoming event. This might include a panel discussion, presentation, workshop or site visit. Our events include online, in-person and hybrid formats and we host events all over Australia.
Presenting at an AHDC event is an opportunity to share your knowledge with industry professionals, colleagues and the health design network. Our members value engaging and knowledgeable presentations grounded in research and practice.
Disclaimer: All submissions will be reviewed by the AHDC Events Sub-Committee. Submission does not guarantee you a presentation opportunity. We have limited spaces and will be in touch if a suitable event is available. If your proposal is selected, we will work with you to tailor the event to suit the interests of our members.
Submit your Proposal
Our 2023 European Study tour will feature stops in France and Switzerland and is now open to 20 current AHDC members. Review the trip details and register now to secure one of the limited spots.
Tour dates have been set to follow on from the European Healthcare Design Congress and Exhibition (EHDC2023) which will be held on 12 - 14 June, 2023 at the Royal College of Physicians in London, UK.
AHDC is sponsoring an international Design Competition for students of architecture around the world. The International Union of Architects (UIA) has launched the International Student Ideas Competition organised by the UIA Public Health Group and the NOVELL Redesign Team. AHDC Committee Member Dr Jane Repin Carthey is participating on the competition jury.
This competition aims to encourage architecture and design students interested in design for health and to advance new ideas and futuristic concepts to solve current challenges identified by brain-injured (stroke) patients, family members, and medical staff. It invites students to design a rehabilitation centre for 30 stroke survivors and seeks creative and ambitious designs to meet stroke survivors’ needs during their recovery.
The Deadline for Registration is coming up on March 15th, with submission due on 14th April 2023.
Student Design Competition
In 2023 we will be accepting applications for the AHDC Design for Health Research Scholarship.
With AHDC support, you can take your career to the next level in the field of health facility design. This initiative is intended for architect-researchers, health facility planners, and other design professionals with an interest in health facility design. This will provide career opportunities, advance the design evidence base within the field, and be a catalyst for knowledge sharing within the health facility design community.
Updated information will be published in March, along with more information about the Scholarship, submission requirements, eligibility, terms and conditions.
We are making some minor changes to our membership renewal structure. You can now join AHDC at any time to access 12 months membership from the date of registration. This replaces our previous Financial Year membership model. Current and lapsed members will still need to renew by 1st July each year according to their existing term.
This reform ensures that you can access membership at a time that suits you. By joining today, you will have access to all our 2023 events, including discounted conference tickets and partner events. Members can also access the Member Directory, database of past presentations, CPD points, Scholarships and more.
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Welcome to our January 2023 Newsletter. AHDC Committee has been working hard over the summer break to prepare for a year packed full of exciting events and opportunities. Inspired by the great discussions hosted at our inaugural conference, we look forward to bringing you the best in health design. Read on to hear about what’s in store for 2023.
And for those who missed out on last year’s Inaugural Australasian Health Design Conference, we have compiled a highlight reel featuring some of our wonderful delegates.
Watch the Highlights Reel
Save the date for our first webinar, which will be held on Thursday 16th February at 6pm AEDT. Our first session of the year will feature an update from the Australian Health Facilities Guidelines development team on their work throughout 2022 and into 2023.
We will welcome back Marnie Blackburn and Shalyce Corney for their insights into facilitating the AusHFG review processes to ensure alignment with current best practice models of care, efficient operational models, sustainable and affordable design solutions.
The event will be hosted online via Zoom, with registration available from 2nd February. As always, our webinars are free to attend for members. If you are not a member, you can sign-up now or pay for your annual membership when you register for the event.
Australian Health Design Council is partnering with Sydney Build Expo to deliver a Healthcare Panel Discussion at their upcoming event which will be held on 6-7 March at ICC Sydney. General attendance is free and our panel discussion will be located on the Infrastructure Stage on Monday 6th March at 11am AEDT. This event is in-person only the event is free for all to attend.
Our panel discussion will explore how major redevelopment projects can create once-in-a-generation opportunities to change how healthcare buildings are designed and delivered. Future-focused design can build in efficiency, resilience, adaptability and value for money. The conversation will be chaired by AHDC Committee member Alison Huynh, with special guests to be announced.
Register for your Free Expo Ticket
In 2019, we traveled to Northern Europe to visit health facilities in The Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, and Sweden. This year, we will travel to France and Switzerland and we are looking forward to repeating our previous success. The study tour will be open to current AHDC members and will feature a perfect balance between learning, networking with peers and local hosts, and enough time for rest & recreation. Mark your calendars for the tour dates 14-23 June 2023 and stay tuned to find out more.
Tour dates have been set to follow on from the European Healthcare Design Congress and Exhibition (EHDC2023) which will be held on 1214 June, 2023 at the Royal College of Physicians in London, UK. The theme of the conference is “Fault lines and front lines: Strengthening health system resilience”. For those who are unable to attend the European Congress, online only tickets are available to follow the presentations live.
Find out More About EHDC2023
We are proud to support the European Healthcare Design Awards which is open to international projects and teams across the health sector. Comprising ten categories across primary, community, secondary and tertiary levels of international healthcare provision and infrastructure, there is a category to suit every project. Australian projects previously often featured as award winners. Submissions will be accepted until 1 March 2023, with the shortlist due to be announced in April.
View the Call for Entries
Australian Health Design Council is delighted to announce the award of our Inaugural Design for Health Scholarship to Katharina Nieberler-Walker for her PhD studies on the topic of Therapeutic Hospital Gardens. Katharina is a PhD Scholar at Griffith University, a registered landscape architect and director of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA). Her research explores the central question, ‘How can therapeutic hospital gardens be purposefully designed, evidence-based and well-integrated into health policy and hospital programs to optimise their health promoting qualities?’
The quality of applications received was excellent and we would like to encourage all current and potential students to look forward to the next scholarship opportunity in 2023.
Call for Entries: European Healthcare Design 2021
“Once Again our Chair Kate Copeland is Lead Judge for “Healthcare Design (Over 25,000 sqm)”
A video of the AGM and Event 8 presentation are now available online in the member only section of the website along with a pdf copy of the presentation.
At the Tipping Point:
Designing for Population and Planetary Health
14-18 September, Virtual
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23 September 2020
EHD2020 (virtual): First virtual congress attracts 1000+ delegates; watch sessions on demand
We've had a few days to gather our breath back after the conclusion of the 6th European Healthcare Design Congress, which took place last week across multiple time zones. And we've been overwhelmed by the response and loyalty of the healthcare design community in our efforts to transition the physical event into a virtual one.
Last week's virtual congress featured more than 200 talks and nine keynotes across 60 sessions, including a 'conference within a conference' in the form of the COVID-19 Global Summit on Healthcare Design. There was also an expo area with more than 25 virtual exhibition booths – and the ability for attendees to network via live chat, messaging, and video meetings. And the congress culminated with a virtual ceremony to celebrate the winners of the European Healthcare Design Awards 2020.
We are grateful for the patience of speakers and delegates when at times the digital technology failed to meet expectations, but excited by the opportunity created for the congress to extend its reach, attracting more than 1000 delegates from all corners of the globe. Not only that but the recordings of the majority of the talks are now available to watch on demand for 30 days via the virtual events site.
So if you didn't register in time for the live event, there is still the opportunity to register now to watch the recordings over the next few weeks.
The organisers would like to extend our sincere thanks to all delegates, exhibitors, speakers, chairs, event partners, awards judges, and, of course, to all our sponsors for their support and loyalty in these challenging times. The congress would not have been possible without them. Congratulations as well to all the awards winners – see below for the full list of winners and highly commended projects.
EHD Awards 2020: Winners revealed
As has become tradition, the European Healthcare Design Congress 2020 was brought to a close with a ceremony to celebrate the winners of the European Healthcare Design Awards 2020, supported by Integrated Health Projects (IHP) and category sponsors WSP, Hoare Lea and Medical Architecture.
This year, however, the ceremony was delivered exclusively online – marking a fitting conclusion to celebrate the incredible innovation, collaboration and adaptation in healthcare design projects witnessed over the past 18 months.
The Awards shortlist was announced in July, following a hotly contested competition and intensive judging process. It comprised organisations and multidisciplinary project teams, considered by the judges to have achieved shining examples of design projects and innovations in healthcare, and which will help raise the bar in healthcare design and service delivery in Europe and across the globe.
Prizes were given in a number of categories across primary, community, secondary and tertiary levels of international healthcare provision and delivery.
Read more to view the winners and the full shortlist
Hospice triumphs in competition to win calming clinical lighting solutions
Wakefield Hospice has won a prize of clinical lighting solutions, worth £10,000, donated by Visualite.
The hospice was announced as the winner during the European Healthcare Design Awards 2020 closing ceremony, which was hosted this year virtually. It will now benefit from installation of the solutions, which aim to create a relaxing ambience, help calm anxiety, reduce claustrophobia, enhance wellbeing, and offer a source of distraction for patients.
The competition saw Visualite, in collaboration with Luxna Lighting and YESSS Electrical, team up with Salus Global Knowledge Exchange. It was open to any department treating and caring directly for patients, in any healthcare facility operating within the primary, community, secondary or tertiary care sectors in the UK.
The competition attracted a fantastic response and three entries were shortlisted: Solent NHS Trust, partnered with Sonnemann Toon Architects; Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; and Wakefield Hospice.
EHD2020 round-up: Inspiring keynote talks
EHD2020: Designing for population and planetary health
The 6th European Healthcare Design Congress – the first-ever delivered virtually, owing to the COVID-19 pandemic and necessary restrictions on social gatherings – kicked off last week with a hard-hitting opening plenary looking at designing for population and planetary health within the context of climate change and COVID-19.
EHD2020: The health gap – building a healthy and health-creating society
The 6th European Healthcare Design Congress continued on day two with another plenary of keynote talks, exploring wider issues around health, wellness, life expectancy, health inequalities, and how technology may be deployed to address these problems.
EHD2020: COVID-19: a new paradigm – systems, science and society
This year’s 6th European Healthcare Design Congress featured a special COVID-19 Global Summit – a ‘conference within a conference’ comprising two days of talks from researchers, policy makers and practitioners from all over the world, exploring the healthcare design community’s response to the ongoing pandemic and sharing the lessons learned.
Members of the Australian Health Design Council are entitled to 20% off their ticket price by applying for a discount code. All members have been sent information on how to apply for a code.
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Critical Care Design: Lessons From More Than 27 Years of ICU Design Award Winners
Presentation by Charles Cadenhead, FAIA, FACHA, FCCM - Houston USA.
A video of the presentation and discussion is now available to view on our member only pages.
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