Damian Armour

Chief Executive Officer
Epworth Geelong

10:00 AM PANEL DISCUSSION: Future Prospects for Healthcare Provision

Changing patterns of disease and improvements in medical and communications technology are contributing to the momentum for a new approach in the design of hospitals and delivery of health.

To ensure that the Australian healthcare system is responsive to current and future demands, this panel will discuss:
  • What’s next for healthcare and where do we see ourselves in 15-20 years?
  • Population growth – Why is it important to assess the population coming in and out of your hospitals and what can it tell you about future care delivery system needs?
  • Investing in new models of integrated care and reviewing funding models
  • Delivering the benefits of digital healthcare and avoiding costly mistakes
  • Workforce reform and the concept of workforce flexibility – continuous reassessment of skill mixes and having more responsive education and training programs


10:40 AM CASE STUDY: Epworth Geelong: Striving for An Exceptional Patient Experience

Epworth Geelong is a comprehensive acute and rehabilitation hospital, owned and operated by Epworth HealthCare, located on a site adjoining Deakin University’s Waurn Ponds campus in Geelong. The hospital facility and the clinical and support services have been established with the view of providing an exceptional patient experience achieved through a combination of:
  • Innovative Hospital Design
  • Recruitment for Excellence
  • Patient focused support services
  • Technology that meets patient expectation