EuHPN 2018 workshop presentations now available

EuHPN’s 2018 workshop took place in Gothenburg, Sweden, with generous support from our member organisations White Arkitekter and Chalmer’s University of Technology’s Centre for Healthcare Architecture.  Around a dozen European countries were represented by 90 participants, and in addition to a series of top class presentations on our theme of Research and Evaluation for Care Closer to Home the attendees were able to visit the Carlanderska Hospital and the Nötkarnan bergsjön primary care centre – both award winning examples of design for health facilities.

You can find most of the presentations here.  The EuHPN board is currently considering options for the venue and theme of next year’s workshop – please visit our site again for updates.

 

What to do with smaller hospitals?

Many European countries face similar dilemmas: what to do with smaller hospitals providing acute medical services, particularly those which are geographically remote or otherwise less accessible.  It may be difficult to attract and retain sufficient numbers of specialist staff, and/or thought to be financially inefficient to maintain these services.  But are closure or downgrading really the only answers?  The Nuffield Trust (UK) was recently asked to examine this issue, and to suggest possible solutions.  Their thoughtful and well-researched report is available here.  The context will vary between jurisdictions, and one size rarely fits all, but the report offers a lot of food for thought.

EuHPN 2018: Gothenburg, Sweden, 25-27 September

It’s just a few days until the start of the 2018 EuHPN workshop.  This year we have an amazing range of countries represented from across Europe and a wonderfully diverse group of speakers, both academics and practitioners with interests in planning, designing, constructing and financing all kinds of healthcare infrastructure.  Special thanks to our sponsors Chalmers University of Technology and White Arkitekter for their generous support.  You can download the latest version of the programme here, and if you would like to register (a few places still available) then please complete the registration form.

See you in Gothenburg!

Register now for the 2018 EuHPN workshop!

Registration is now open for the 2018 EuHPN workshop in Gothenburg, Sweden, 25-27 September.  We think Research and Evaluation for Care Infrastructure Closer to Home will be an exciting and informative event for anyone involved in health and care infrastructure planning and design.  This year’s themes are the contribution of research and evaluation to developing the future infrastructure of healthcare, and increasing importance of health and care buildings in community settings.  Download the programme here and the registration form here.

This year we have speakers from a wide range of countries, encompassing Spain, Malta, Italy, Sweden, Norway, Ireland, England, Scotland, the Netherlands and Finland, and participants coming from all across Europe.

We look forward to meeting you in Gothenburg!

 

 

2018 Workshop, Gothenburg, 25-27 September

Download the outline programme for the 2018 EuHPN workshop ‘Research and Evalutation for Care Infrastructure Closer to Home’ here: Outline_programme Gothenburg 280518_03.

This year the EuHPN workshop looks at infrastructure development outside the field of grand hospital developments, by concentrating on community hospitals and smaller-scale mental health units, enhanced primary care centres and specialist health secondary care facilities.  We will be presenting cases from across Europe to help us to explore the trends and the challenges.

Our cross-cutting theme is the need for structured and well-evidenced strategic planning and design based on high quality evidence and a sound knowledge base.  As well as the contribution from traditional academic approaches to health building research, we will also explore new ways to plan, design and evaluate the built environment, by using Virtual Reality (VR) technologies and Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems.

The outline programme also has all the information you need on travel arrangements and hotel accommodation, and you can register by downloading and completing this form: EuHPN_2018_Workshop Registration

 

EuHPN 2018 Workshop – save the date!

This year’s EuHPN workshop will be taking place in Gothenburg, Sweden, from 25 to 27 September. We are grateful to the Centre for Healthcare Architecture, Chalmers Technical University for assistance in finding a top quality venue and in developing our workshop theme.  We will be posting more information here as the programme develops. For now, please save the dates and come our site for regular updates.

Newbuild2018: 13-14 April, Erasmus MC

The next step in hospital design: presenting the New Erasmus MC

This congress, taking place 13-14 April in Rotterdam, Netherlands, is organised by Erasmus University Medical Center, EGM Architects, Royal HaskoningDHV, ptg advies and Juurlink [+] Geluk.  It features a range of top quality plenary speakers, panel discussions, workshops and guided tours which will tackle a range of issues:

  • Smart technology and innovation
  • Connected Human Spaces
  • Concepts for ambulatory care
  • Future-readiness of hospitals
  • Building process management

In addition, on 12 April, there will be a preconference workshop organised in collaboration with the Architecture Institute Rotterdam (AIR).

For more information, and to register, please consult the programme folder.

EuHPN 2017 Workshop, 20-22 November, Turin, Italy

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Future Proofing Health System Infrastructure

Design, technology and innovation to ensure a fit for purpose healthcare estate

The 2017 EuHPN workshop, which took place 20-22 November in Turin, Italy, welcomed a mix of health estates and facilities professionals, health system planners and policy makers, clinicians with an interest in the built environment, hospital directors, capital investment experts and healthcare architects and engineers for a fascinating three days of presentations and debates on how bes to future proof Europe’s healthcare built environment.

You can download the final programme here, and nearly all of the speaker presentations are available here, or by clicking on the ‘Workshops’ tab and choosing ‘Turin 2017’.   

This year EuHPN welcomed HealthManagement.org as the media partner for the 2017 workshop.  The network is very grateful to Primaned, PMWeb, EMEC Italy and Bender Italy for their generous support as workshop sponsors.

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EuHPN Workshop 2016 – Madrid 23-25 November – Healthcare Infrastructure for a Web of Care

European countries face an urgent need to provide their citizens with more personalised services, responsive to changing models of health and social care. This shift, encouraged by new technologies, is characterised by more distributed and decentralised care provision.  Hospitals focus increasingly on highly specialised diagnoses and treatments, while primary and community care adopt some features which were previously available only in secondary care centres.  Home care services, and forums for patient self-management, are becoming important factors in the overall care system, and non-clinical environments are playing a significant role in patient education and support.  These trends add up to a move away from care provision in traditional silos, towards a web of care which extends from the home, to spaces for work and leisure, and, of course, to newly imagined clinical environments.

The 2016 EuHPN Workshop addressed the effects of this societal change on the physical environment of care. A range of speakers from across Europe, including invited speakers from Spain, spoke on:

  • The rationale for the web of care, including service reform
  • How to plan for radical reconfiguration of healthcare infrastructure
  • Designs for a new generation of healthcare buildings
  • Health-promoting public spaces
  • Technologies which enable better care, in and out of health facilities
  • Implementing new care models and their supporting infrastructure.

The workshop programme and presentions from the workshop can be found under the ‘Workshops’ tab.