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
February Webinar - AusHFG Update 2023
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.
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Sydney Build Expo - Healthcare Panel Discussion
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.
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.
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2023 European Study Tour Announced
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.
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Call for Entries to European Healthcare Design Awards
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