Healthcare design for community, mental health and innovation

The Health Care Health Design forum will explore the influence architecture can have on the quality, efficiency and community impact of healthcare systems, as well as the role design can play on the entire hospital experience from arrival and treatment to recovery and departure.

Leading practitioners, researchers and professionals from around the globe will consider the evolution of healthcare design while investigating architecture’s relationship with the health challenges of today, including supporting communities through design, reimagining mental health spaces, and how responsive solutions can inform tomorrow’s hospitals.

Three online sessions will be held across three days in October, with each session presenting a unique and fascinating topic. The line-up will alter for each session, offering differing perspectives, insight and case studies reflecting the different facets of healthcare design.

The three distinct themes to be elaborated on include – People-Centred Healthcare: Designing for Community Impact, The Psychology of Care: Designing for Mental Health, and Hospitals of the Future: Designing for Innovative Healthcare.

Each session will comprise one hour of presentations and an hour-long panel discussion. You can choose to view as many sessions you’d like. For each two-hour session, architects can accrue 2 formal CPD points, and Design Institute of Australia members can accrue 3 DIA CPD points.

Tuesday 3 October, 12–2 pm AEDT

Session one – People-Centred Healthcare: Designing for Community Impact

Edwina Bennett, Woods Bagot (Adelaide, SA)
Tara Veldman, Billard Leece Partnership (Sydney, NSW)
Adele King and Alexandra Smith, Warren and Mahoney (Auckland, New Zealand) with Bronwen Te Whare, Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand (New Plymouth, New Zealand)

Dissection moderator: Stefano Scalzo, Victorian Department of Health

Tuesday 10 October, 12–2 pm AEDT

Session two – The Psychology of Care: Designing for Mental Health

Susan Le Good, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (London, UK)
Lada Bodnaruk, Architectus Conrad Gargett (Brisbane, Qld)
Rhonda Johnson, Jacobs (Auckland, New Zealand)

Dissection moderator: Leigh-Anne Hepburn, University of Sydney

Tuesday 17 October, 12–2 pm AEDT

Session three – Hospitals of the Future: Designing for Innovative Healthcare

Catherine Loker, Hassell (Sydney, NSW)
Stig Vesterager Gothelf, 3XN (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Isabelle Mansour, Mott MacDonald (Sydney, NSW)

Dissection moderator: Sophie Patitsas, Office of the Victorian Government Architect

Tickets can be purchased until 10 November, 2023. Following the streaming dates, delegates can view all three sessions on demand until 17 November, 2023. To book visit Design Speaks.

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