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Greening the Healthcare Sector Forum 2019

The Institute of Healthcare Engineering Australia; The Climate and Health Alliance and Western Health. 


Date and Time Mon. 23/09/2019, 8:30 am – Tue. 24/09/2019, 4:30 pm AEST

Location; Western Centre for Health Research and Education? Majorca Street St Albans 

For IHEA members this event will be at no charge for the first day of the forum, there is a $40 charge for the social event Monday evening.

Registration; Eventbrite

The “Greening the Healthcare Sector Forum 2019” we will explore the big picture changes needed in Australia’s healthcare system to address climate change and environmental sustainability, as well as what can be done in individual hospitals and health services to reduce healthcare’s environmental impacts.

Day one will concentrate on environmental sustainability in building design solutions, with innovations, case studies and relevant industry updates.?Day two will bring in the policy,?current research, more case study presentations and engaging discussion around the intersection between environmental sustainability, infection prevention, and occupational health and safety in pursuing high quality healthcare. 

There will be opportunities for collaboration, networking and information exchanges with likeminded colleagues. 


Monday 23rd September

Day one will include updates on corporate governance and climate risk, regulations around environmental sustainability and practical case study presentations highlighting successes and challenges in implementing energy and environmental projects. There will also be presentations on the latest research on environmental sustainability in healthcare. Don’t forget to register for our Social Networking event – from 5pm to 7pm.

Facilitator: Michael McCambridge, Director, Institute for Healthcare Engineering Australia.

Speakers include: 

Natasha TooheyOpening Address and Western Health’s Green Ward Presentation

Executive Director of Operations, Western Health 

Terence Jeyaretnam – Corporate Governance and Climate Risk

Partner, Climate Change and Sustainability, Ernst & Young

Scott McAllister – Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) of Pathology Testing

Researcher, University of Melbourne

DHHS Representative – Sustainability Update: Victorian Health and Human Services Building Authority

Michael Wheelahan Topic TBC

Director, Proud Mary Consulting

Dr Forbes McGain PhD – Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) of a Knee Arthroscopy 

Anaesthetist, Western Health

*Plus more to be confirmed!*


Tuesday 24th September

Day two will include case study presentations highlighting successes and challenges in implementing environmental projects. There will be an engaging panel discussion around the question of how environmental sustainability interacts with infection prevention, quality, and safety in healthcare. As well as the ‘pitch’ project presentations, with Daniels Health sponsoring $1,000 prize money to the best idea for seed funding.

Facilitator: Grace Wong, Pharmacist, Western Health / Founder of Pharmacists for the Environment 

Speakers include:

Anthony Carbines MP – Opening Address

State Member for Ivanhoe, Parliament of Victoria

Rachel McConville – Waste Reduction in Victorian Public Health

Waste Education Officer, Department of Health and Human Services 

Catherine O’Shea – Global Green and Healthy Hospitals case study presentation: Rotary Equipment Reissue Program

Sustainability Officer, Western Health

Kathleen Wild – Practitioner attitudes to environmental sustainability in general practice

Associate Lecturer, University of Newcastle

Sally Mangan – Different approaches to developing a Sustainability Action Plan

Director People and Culture (Governance, Advisory & Projects), Ambulance Victoria

Dianna McDonald – Health Professionals understanding of health impacts of climate change

Household Research/Climate Change Coordination, Sustainability Victoria

*Plus more to be confirmed!*

Social Networking Event 

5-7pm, Monday 23rd September

We are pleased to invite attendees to join us for a social networking event with light refreshments held at the conclusion of Day One from 5pm-7pm.

Social networking event:
All: $40

23 September 2019
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Western Centre for Health Research and Education, Majorca Street, St Albans VIC
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