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A CPD-certified seminar programme addressing the most current and pressing subjects in healthcare estates

Speakers at hbf 2023
Creating a healthcare estate fit for the future

Hun Pu, Project Architect & Jane Curry, Programme Manager

Hun Pu, Project Architect & Jane Curry, Programme Manager
Medical Architecture and County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
'Shotley Bridge Community Hospital: A holistic approach to health and wellbeing'

Employing a holistic approach to health and wellbeing, Shotley Bridge Community Hospital provides opportunities for patients and staff to connect with the outdoors and the therapeutic qualities of nature. The presentation explores the building design, which is arranged around two large, landscaped courtyards, bringing natural daylight deep into the heart of the building and offering almost all occupied rooms an outside view. One courtyard is public, the other is private, and available to patients and staff to assist rehabilitation. In Cohort 2 of the New Hospitals Programme, the building adopts the NHS’s Net Zero Carbon standards as a guiding principle.

Kate Bradley, Senior Consultant & Ashok Handa, Professor of Vascular Surgery & Consultant Surgeon

Kate Bradley, Senior Consultant & Ashok Handa, Professor of Vascular Surgery & Consultant Surgeon
MJ Medical & Health Design Leadership
'Healthcare Design Leadership'

As the key users of healthcare buildings alongside patients and their families, it is vital for doctors, nurses, Allied Health Professionals and managers to be the principal stakeholders in the full lifecycle of planning and designing new healthcare facilities. A growing body of research has identified that, all too often, a gap in understanding and skills means the value these stakeholders’ input has on the design and development process is less than it could be. This can cause the resulting design to be sub-optimal, frustrating potential efficiency gains and compromising the improvements in clinical care realised when organisation and building are working in unison.

This session will provide an overview of Healthcare Design Leadership (CIC) and how its possible to support stakeholders in the development process.

Adam Mactavish, Director

Adam Mactavish, Director
Currie & Brown
'Decarbonisation of Healthcare Estates – opportunities and priorities'

Drawing on decarbonisation strategies for both new and existing hospital estates, Adam will provide a summary of:

  • NHS and national climate change / carbon goals including the new net zero carbon hospital standard
  • Approach to developing a decarbonisation strategy covering all aspects of estate and health infrastructure
  • Key opportunities both in size and value for money
  • Implementing savings
Amr Metwally, Assistant Executive Director,

Amr Metwally, Assistant Executive Director,
Hamad Medical Corporation
'Leveraging Digital Healthcare to Overcome Challenges in Implementing Patient Centred Care'

Patient-centred care is a crucial aspect of modern healthcare, but the transition to this approach is not without its challenges. One of the most significant barriers is the struggle to balance the needs of patients with the demands of a rapidly changing healthcare landscape. However, digital healthcare offers the potential to overcome these challenges and enhance the patient experience.

This proposed talk will explore the current state of digital healthcare and how it can be leveraged to support patient-centred care.

Karl Redmond, Strategic Estates Lead, NHS Estates Delivery Unit

Karl Redmond, Strategic Estates Lead, NHS Estates Delivery Unit
New Hospital Programme
'NHP and Digital Smart Buildings'

Developing digital smart buildings and standards in support of New Hospital Programme objectives and aspirations. Presentation shows the existing NHS position and the planned move to a future solution, and what is involved in the process.

Alison Cann & Fiona Halstead, Clinical Compliance Specialists

Alison Cann & Fiona Halstead, Clinical Compliance Specialists
Barts Health NHS Trust
'Behind the Masks - What clinical users really want, but haven't figured out'

In this presentation we will look at and discuss what staff and patients actually need in a design, even if they don’t realise it.

James Bate, Senior Project Manager

James Bate, Senior Project Manager
NHS England
'A Regional Perspective to Delivering a Net Zero Estate'

This presentation will focus on the importance of regions to support with the strategic forward planning required to decarbonise the NHS estate.

  • Strategic capital planning to fund decarbonisation projects with the biggest impact and return on investment.
  • Embedding sustainability across competing priorities – e.g. backlog maintenance, emergency response, adaptation.
  • Working closely with integrated care systems to maximise collaboration and partnership working.
  • Project examples: NHS Energy Roundtable, Estate Decarbonisation Roadmap, Net Zero Management Group, Strategic Capital Planning Tool.
Michael Woodford, Director of London Studio

Michael Woodford, Director of London Studio
White Arkitekter
'Velindre Cancer Centre - UK's Greenest Hospital'

Velindre Cancer Centre is a 35,834 sqm specialist cancer diagnostic and treatment centre set within a natural landscape north of Cardiff, earmarked to be the UK’s greenest hospital to date. Completion is expected in 2025. As demand has outgrown the existing cancer facility, the new Velindre Cancer Centre provides the Trust with the opportunity to expand its services and build on its reputation as a centre for excellence in cancer treatment in Wales and across the UK. When complete, Velindre will offer industry leading research facilities, clinical trials, and improved patient experience and care outcomes. The project is set to transform cancer treatment in Wales, but also to help regenerate Cardiff’s Whitchurch district.

Velindre will provide services to over 1.5 million people across Southeast Wales and beyond, providing employment for c.670 staff. Over 5,000 new referrals and 50,000 outpatients will be treated at the cancer centre annually.

Limited complimentary places available