EuHPN 2019 – Save The Date!

What, where, when?

This year’s EuHPN workshop is taking place in Basel, Switzerland, from 18 to 20 September.  Our theme is Getting It Right First Time, For Patients.

Healthcare facilities are complex and expensive to plan, design, build and maintain, and their ultimate function is to ensure the best possible patient care, now and in the future.  In brief: we have to get the built environment right, to support new models of care and value for money.

The 2019 EuHPN workshop will focus on how to bring together the right stakeholders, at the right time, to plan and design the right buildings.  We will be discussing:

  • Multidisciplinary, integrated planning and facility design
  • The role of leadership, at all levels
  • Learning from best practice
  • ‘What I could have done better’
  • Partnership and co-design for better buildings

The programme will include eminent keynote speakers, case study presentations, research findings and highly interactive, co-design sessions, featuring EuHPN member organisations and invited external speakers.  The 2019 workshop is organised in partnership with walkerproject.  The venue is Launchlabs in central Basel, just a short walk from the central train station which offers a stimulating, multi-functional environment, close to many of Basel’s cultural attractions and a range of hotel accommodation.

Who should attend?

We welcome EuHPN members and colleagues from health system policy and planning, healthcare architects, hospital directors, estates professionals, capital investment experts, health facility design and construction companies, clinicians with an interest in the built environment and advocates from patient representative groups.

High level programme

18.09.19 EuHPN member meeting (10.00)

Welcome lunch (12.00)

Opening remarks and welcome

Keynote speakers: themes from Europe and Switzerland

Case studies

Drinks reception

19.09.19 Interactive: Simulation Zone co-design sessions

Inspiration: leadership, lessons learned, best practice

Case studies

Panel discussions

Workshop gala dinner

20.09.19 Keynote address

Case studies

Final audience debate

Farewell lunch

Site visits (to mid-afternoon)

What next?

 Please save the dates for the 2019 workshop.  We will circulate more detail on the programme in the coming days, along with a briefing and request for speakers and case studies, information about costs, travel and accommodation and a registration form.  Please look out for updates on our website.

If you would like to express a pre-registration interest in attending the 2019 workshop, please contact Isabel Sanchez at

We look forward to welcoming you to Basel, Switzerland, in September.