Lisa Evans

Director of Nursing
St John of God Berwick Hospital

1:50 PM CASE STUDY: Commissioning Challenges in Delivering Safe and Innovative Models of Care in a Live Hospital Environment

At a total projected cost of $150 million, St John of God Berwick Hospital (SJOG) and Generation Healthcare REIT expect to deliver their 190 bed Greenfield hospital on Kangan Drive Berwick by the end of 2017. From a commissioning perspective, SJOG has had to be particularly innovative in how they deliver care in a live hospital environment.
In this session, Lisa will discuss how she and her team are:
  • Planning and designing for the future by forecasting anticipated demand for services, performing data analysis and prototyping rooms to ensure practicality of design
  • Managing the commissioning process and stakeholder engagement as they transition from old to new in a live hospital environment
  • Continuing a great culture and maintaining positive patient experiences as they transition into a new environment where the workforce and patient flow has doubled
  • Re-assessing the workforce and skill mix to ensure a fit-for-the-future capability

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