Re-imagining Our Healing Environments - Sydney
Re-imagining Our Healing Environments - Sydney

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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Ron Bridgefoot - Hames Sharley

Ron Bridgefoot has joined the company as Principal with a particular focus on the health portfolio. Ron brings over 30 years’ experience in the planning, design and documentation of healthcare projects across Australia, South-east Asia and the Pacific region. His excellent knowledge and understanding of the design process, stakeholder engagement and communication strategies has been utilised on a number of major projects across Australia and overseas.

Ron’s leadership and design management has been fundamental to the development of several major hospitals during which time he has worked closely with NSW Health, Queensland Health, the Victorian Department of Health and Gold Coast Health Services as well as Lend Lease, Multiplex, Hansen Yuncken and Leighton Contractors and more recently the Australian Government and Government of Papua New Guinea.


Wade Sutton - Sutton Consultants Pty Ltd

With over 23 years of experience, Wade is an architectural healthcare professional with a wide range of international experience in the design and procurement of complex healthcare facilities and environments.

Owner and founder of Sutton Consultants, Wade provides healthcare planning advice across all aspects of healthcare related projects from planning to delivery.

Currently consulting with Health Infrastructure for all clinical master planning, clinical planning and procurement across NSW Healthcare projects.


Jennifer Gilmore - Gilmore Interior Design

Gilmore Interior Design was established in 1993 by Jennifer Gilmore.  With a simple design philosophy of considering each project individually on its own merit and introducing a fresh and unique design solution. It is this focus on design that has led to their work for Sir Moses Montefiore Jewish Aged Care Home to be recognised with an international design award.

The practice has gained a wealth of in-depth experience over a wide variety of project types, ranging from Hospital Interior Planning and Design, Residential Aged Care and Independent Living Accommodation to Hospitality, Commercial, Corporate and Residential fit-outs.

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