Event Date/Time: Jun 25, 2012
End Date/Time: Jun 28, 2012
As the Australian population grows, combined with changing needs of the Australian Health System, the necessity to provide facilities that can cope with that growth is increasing. If the facilities within each region cannot accommodate the population it will leave patients at risk of not having the right medical assistance available, putting those patients at risk of their health deteriorating. The key is for the Department of Health Queensland to develop Queensland Health Hospitals, Queensland Health Mental Health facilities and other health infrastructure through adopting a user centered approach to health facilities design, and embrace technology such as Building Information Modelling that can assist in to planning, design, procurement and delivery of the digital hospital and other health facilities.