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Designing for a Healthy Future

Gathering Australia’s very best aged and healthcare architects, designers and developers, Care Connect aims to discover design opportunities for Australia’s ageing community.

Designing for a Healthy Future


July 27th, 2016

The implications of Australia’s ageing population and improved healing technologies affect a broad array of stakeholders. The design community is working alongside patients and healthcare professionals at the intersection of advanced treatment facilities and health. Meeting the needs of a newly tech-savvy aged care sector, designers are also helping to continually reimagine projects and developments to equal the sophistication of better healing equipment, healing environments and healthcare strategies.

This important negotiation between designers, healthcare professionals and patients is the focus of an upcoming event titled Care Connect: Designing a Healthy Future for all Australians, gathering Australia’s leading aged and healthcare architects, building designers, developers and project managers under one roof.

Where the challenge of matching our ever changing, ever ageing requirements continues, the aim ofCare Connect is to discover and share the current trends and opportunities for all parties involved in Australia’s aged and healthcare sector.

Structured around a series of rotating peer-to-peer discussion tables, talks range from topics that include: information technology and healthcare; the applications of natural lighting in agedcare; reimagining health and safety; the palliative effects of timber in the medical environment; comfort and recuperation; designing for mobility; and many more pressing issues nominated by the attendees and sponsor partners.

Speakers include:
Arch Fotheringham Director of Health Projects, Brookfield Multiplex
Rob Puflett, Studio Leader, Partner, Thomson Adsett

Panellists include:
Paul Trotter, Director, Fulton Trotter Architects
Iris Clarke, National Health Care Sector Leader, Gray Puksand
Arch Fotheringham Director of Health Projects, Brookfield Multiplex
Rob Puflett, Studio Leader, Partner, Thomson Adsett

Care Connect will be held on August 18 at Sydney’s Sheraton on the Park. Register here

Header image Shuangqiao Golden Heights Seniors Home by Thomson Adsett. 

Care Connect is hosted by Architecture and Design

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