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ZNews / Re-imagining Our Healing Environments - Brisbane


January 22, 2017

Re-imagining Our Healing Environments - Brisbane

While the provision of healthcare in our region is undergoing increasing problems alongside growing population numbers and over-capacity facilities, the team at Zenith simply just wants to investigate how we can all help.

In these panel discussions, we will delve into some of the following topics :

  • The relationship between evidence-based design and evidence-based medical thinking

  • The changing nature of ‘best practice’ for the A+D community involved in the healthcare sector

  • The role A+D can play in responding to the needs of all stakeholders from patient through to practitioner

  • How the A+D community can leverage its creative input to alleviate strains upon the provision of health in our region in the near and distant future

We are excited to announce the three distinguished and talented speakers that will make up the breakfast panel discussion.

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Megan Reading - Hassell

Megan’s early career as a Registered Nurse was without a doubt, the catalyst for her 25 year career as a Health Architect. Having designed and delivered some of the largest hospitals in Australia Megan has a drive and passion for delivering exceptional design outcomes for patients and medical professionals alike. One of Megan’s key interests is understanding how health campuses mature and evolve responding to changing demographics and health service need. The role of master plan is fundamental in this.

Having the unique insights of both a clinical practitioner and a designer Megan has developed a deeper understanding of the complex balance between patient safety and privacy and making environments that support staff to work effectively with family to promote recovery and a return to health and independence.

As a Principal at Hassell, Megan has had the good fortune to deliver a number of public and private hospitals locally and overseas as well as completing a number of mental health and aged care facilities. Working as a Registered Architect with a Masters of Construction Management, Megan has the academic grounding in design, delivery and management of large complex health campuses both in metropolitan and rural areas.

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Harm Hollander- Conrad Gargett

Harm is a Project Principal with Conrad Gargett with extensive experience in the areas of Health. A Fellow of the AIA, Harm has lectured in Construction/Technology, Professional Studies and Design at both the University of Queensland and Queensland University of Technology. Harm has developed comprehensive techniques in leading large projects and working meticulously through brief, design and delivery challenges. In the health sector, Harm's industry leading knowledge in both strategic and practical health requirements has seen him lead the health planning on major projects such as the Princess Alexandra Hospital Redevelopment and the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital, as well as speaking engagements at a number of conferences. As a Doctor of Creative Industries candidate, Harm remains the student in seeking further improvement in collaborations towards better design outcomes.

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Helen Ma - Woods Bagot

Helen Ma is the Health & Science Sector Lead for the Woods Bagot Brisbane studio. Over the course of the last 12 years Helen has focused in the area of design and planning of health and tertiary education facilities accumulating a broad range of experience on projects of varying scale both locally and nationally. Helen lead the user group consultation process of the new 140 bed University of Canberra Public Hospital currently the largest infrastructure project under construction in Canberra and the city's first purpose built rehabilitation hospital. More recently Helen lead the clinical functional design consultation for the Lismore Base Hospital Redevelopment stage consisting of 60 new medical/surgical inpatient beds and new Intensive Care Unit.

 

We look forward to you joining us, as we share insights into how we can design for better health.

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