Brenda Ainsworth

National Director of Public Hospitals
Calvary Care

10:10 AM PANEL DISCUSSION: PPP Delivered Infrastructure Projects - Effective Governance and Risk Management and Innovative Delivery Models

PPP delivery models to finance major hospital projects are costing Australia billions of dollars.
However, while governments recognise the importance of investment in infrastructure to help their economies grow, achieving better risk allocation, governance and decision making in PPPs remain a critical concern. With reference to recent PPP delivered infrastructure projects, this panel will discuss the opportunities, benefits and risks of PPPs and explore alternative delivery models.

Discussion points will include:
  • Opportunities for PPPs to deliver innovative and cost effective models of care
  • How we can improve our governance and allocation of risk when engaging in PPPs to improve time and cost efficiencies
  • Exploring how the public sector and private sector providers can work together more effectively to develop approaches that may provide equitable benefits including shared risk management, value for money and innovative delivery models
  • Alternative delivery models to enhance stakeholder engagement and collaboration


11:40 AM CASE STUDY: Designing a Health Precinct Based On An Integrated Model of Care to Generate A Community Feel and Experience

Calvary is proposing to redevelop the current Calvary Health Care Bethlehem Public Hospital as part of an integrated health precinct on its current site in Caulfield. This will provide an opportunity for Calvary Health Care Bethlehem to address its ageing infrastructure and the service gaps for its patient population, whilst also addressing some of the local issues for the ageing population in alignment with Glen Eira Council’s Positive Ageing Strategy by leveraging Calvary’s capabilities.By developing residential aged care facilities and retirement apartments on the same site as Calvary Health Care Bethlehem’s sub-acute services there is an opportunity to develop:

·         A model that addresses the social and health needs of people to enable them to live well and autonomously
·         An option to age in place in the local community, and to be supported to live in the same place as their care needs change
·         A place to build friendships and stay connected with the local community
·         A residential care option for people with progressive neurological diseases
·         Residential options for couples to live in the one location, where one partner has high and complex care needs
·         Respite options to support carers, enabling people to remain living in the community
·         Interim care options for people who no longer require care in a health service
·         Integrated, coordinated services that contribute to the sustainability of aged care, disability and health services by ensuring people have access to services in the right setting at the right time by the right person
·         End of life care in people’s preferred location
·         A model that can successfully translate to other locations