Conference Day Two: Tuesday, 29 August 2017

8:10 AM - 9:10 AM Registration and Networking

9:10 AM - 9:20 AM Opening Remarks from the Chair

9:20 AM - 9:50 AM INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: The Christchurch Health Precinct - Lessons from the 2011 Earthquakes

Dr Ian Town, Chairman, Health Precinct Advisory Council (NZ)
Te Papa Hauora (Health Precinct) will provide a purpose-designed hub for health education, research and innovation, linking the health system with industry to commercialise health technology, products and services. Led by an Advisory Council (a partnership of leading tertiary health and education providers), the focus includes enabling innovation and new ways of working, designing facilities to withstand seismic activity, and ensuring a more strategic approach contributes to improved health outcomes.
Reflections will include:
  • An overview of key strategic themes such as the development of innovative training and education initiatives; clinical simulation; and enabling research excellence as well as Health IT solutions.
  • How the Health Precinct is developing partnerships and opportunities for innovation
  • Challenges in attracting multi-national corporation health technology companies
  • Design assumptions for the built environment including the PPP relationships and seismic considerations


Dr Ian Town

Health Precinct Advisory Council (NZ)

9:50 AM - 10:10 AM KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Insight into Victoria's Health Protection, Promotion and Prevention Strategies

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



Dr Ian Town

Health Precinct Advisory Council (NZ)

Lisa Evans

Director of Nursing
St John of God Berwick Hospital

Felicity Hodder

ICT and Clinical Commissioning Lead
Perth Children’s Hospital

Brenda Ainsworth

National Director of Public Hospitals
Calvary Care

10:40 AM - 11:10 AM CASE STUDY: Epworth Geelong: Striving for An Exceptional Patient Experience

Damian Armour, Chief Executive Officer, Epworth Geelong
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


Damian Armour

Chief Executive Officer
Epworth Geelong


11:40 AM - 12:10 PM CASE STUDY: Designing a Health Precinct Based On An Integrated Model of Care to Generate A Community Feel and Experience

Brenda Ainsworth, National Director of Public Hospitals, Calvary Care
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


Brenda Ainsworth

National Director of Public Hospitals
Calvary Care

12:10 PM - 12:40 PM CASE STUDY: Greenfield Palmerston Regional Hospital – Identifying and Overcoming Regional Construction Challenges in the Northern Territory’s Newest Build

Jodi Nobbs, Director of Infrastructure, Royal Darwin Hospital
As part of the Government’s long-term plan for a modern health service for Palmerston and Darwin rural residents, the much-anticipated 116-bed Palmerston Regional Hospital will be the most technologically advanced hospital building in the Northern Territory with a net worth $170 Million. In this session, Jodi will reflect on:
  • Regional construction challenges and main learnings
  • Indigenous hospital design considerations
  • Stakeholder management - key challenges when building a greenfield hospital in a regional context

Jodi Nobbs

Director of Infrastructure
Royal Darwin Hospital


1:40 PM - 2:10 PM CASE STUDY: New Merri Health Community Health Hub for Melbourne’s Northern Region

Phillip Harris, General Manager – Infrastructure, Merri Health
Merri Health is currently engaged in the business planning phase for one of Victoria’s largest state-of- the-art community health hubs for Coburg.
The new hub will provide a one-stop-shop for health services for every age and stage of life for Melbourne’s northern region and is designed to service the community well into the future and provide improved community standards of care for Coburg and surrounding areas.
  • The changing property landscape and the impacts on facilities within the Community Health sector
  • Key considerations during business planning phase – understanding patient demographics to determine the types of buildings and services required and projecting for future needs
  • Building for the future, flexible spaces
  • Recent destruction to property had dramatic effect on business planning and facilities requirements of the organisation


Phillip Harris

General Manager – Infrastructure
Merri Health

2:10 PM - 2:40 PM CASE STUDY: Successful Adoption of a Unique Delivery Model for Monash Medical Centre’s New Purpose-Built Paediatric Hospital

Karen Green, Project Manager - Major Capital Projects and Planning, Monash Children's Hospital Nada Radovic, Executive Project Manager, Infrastructure Planning and Delivery, Department of Health and Human Services
As the biggest health project in eastern Victoria, Karen will present on the Monash Children’s

  • Main learnings in their successful adoption of adopting an alternative delivery model unique to Victoria
  • Why and how their model was more value-adding and time and cost efficient
  • Design considerations in building a worldclass hospital for children


Karen Green

Project Manager - Major Capital Projects and Planning
Monash Children's Hospital

Nada Radovic

Executive Project Manager, Infrastructure Planning and Delivery
Department of Health and Human Services


3:10 PM - 3:40 PM CASE STUDY: Introducing New 3D Technology to Create State-of-the-Art Operating Theatres to Improve Safety and Efficency of Operations

Troy Tregilles, Peri-Operative Manager, St John of God Ballarat Hospital
St John of God Ballarat Hospital has become the first Victorian medical centre to introduce a three-dimensional, image-capable operating theatre. In this session, Troy will discuss:
  • Implementation challenges and main learnings
  • Benefit realisation for new technology, including how it has improved safety and efficiency of operations
  • Potential to bring the technology into more operating theatres beyond laparoscopic procedures

Troy Tregilles

Peri-Operative Manager
St John of God Ballarat Hospital

3:40 PM - 4:10 PM CASE STUDY: Building a Digital Health Ecosystem to Support Sustainability, Growth, Integration and Innovation

Robin Mann, National Chief Of Innovation, Calvary Care
Calvary aims to deliver person and family centred care, across its public and private hospitals, residential communities and community care services, to continuously improve, integrate, grow and innovate. This requires supportive culture, processes, data and technology to maximise the opportunities presented by information and the digital age:
  • Smarter through efficient evidence-based practices both in our own work and at the point of care;
  • More agile using technology and standards to enable and measure the outcomes of change; and
  • More responsive by using technology to monitor, predict and enable more proactive population and individual care


Robin Mann

National Chief Of Innovation
Calvary Care

4:10 PM - 4:20 PM Closing Remarks from the Chair