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The speakers from this years event

Speakers at healthcare buildings forum Scotland - VIRTUAL

Capital Investment in Health – An Overview

Alan Morrison, Deputy Director of Health Infrastructure and Investment, Scottish Government

Alan will outline the planned investment in Health Services from the Scottish Government over the next five years as outlined in the Scottish Government’s Draft Infrastructure Plan published in September 2020. He will also outline the risks and challenges of managing the health estate and how infrastructure can support the delivery of clinical services.

Holistic Healthcare

Karen Pickering. Director, Page \ Park Architects

We like to think that we at Page \ Park design in a way so that our healthcare buildings facilitate the healing of the body and the mind. We are very interested in design for wellness and we would like to show our approach with a selection of our healthcare buildings, starting with our Highlands Maggie’s Centre and featuring the recently completed Wellbeing Centre for the University of Edinburgh.

Arcadeum Artworks

Susan Grant, Arts Manager – Edinburgh and Lothian Health Foundation & Kate Wimpress, Director- North Edinburgh Arts.

The Arcadeum art commissions were made in collaboration with, and as striking symbols of the passions and histories of, the local people of Muirhouse, an area of redevelopment in North Edinburgh.

Artists Hans K Clausen and Lindsay Perth were commissioned by North Edinburgh Arts and NHS Lothian’s Tonic Arts Programme to spend three years at the centre of the community, connecting and engaging with local people.  Following a series of community engagement projects, they created permanent art commissions for the main atrium of the new-build Pennywell health and social care centre. Made in collaboration with patients, staff and local residents, the artworks create a stunning, colourful focus and genuine celebration of the local community.

NHS Louisa Jordan Hospital: An Adaptive Strategy for future Healthcare Environments

David Ross, Director, Keppie

On 11 March 2020, COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) was classified by the World Health Organisation as a global pandemic. The urgent international response resulted in governments around the world introducing a series of measures to protect public health, to reduce the peak of the infection and to increase the capacity of existing medical infrastructure. As part of the Scottish Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic a temporary hospital was considered, to be delivered by the Scottish Government in conjunction with NHS National Services Scotland (NHSNSS). The resultant hospital – known as the NHS Louisa Jordan Hospital – is a step-down facility for patients recovering from COVID-19. It is a fully operational 1000+ bed hospital, conceived and delivered within the existing SEC buildings in only 23 days. David Ross explains how the lessons learned from this project could have far-reaching implications for the design of future healthcare environments.

‘A breath of fresh air’ – looking at air quality and how it affects us.

Annie Pollock, Associate Consultant, Architect & Landscape Architect – Dementia Centre, HammondCare 

Air quality is the global issues of our times.  Poor air quality affects us all, but in particular older people and those with dementia – and in this, there a similarity with Covid-19.

This presentation is based on a book I have written, which is to be published in 2021. It briefly discusses the main causes of air pollution, looks at design strategies to mitigate poor air quality, how planting can help – and lastly, some thoughts on Covid-19 and forest and bush fires in relation to air quality issues.

Learning from Covid; Building a More Resilient Healthcare System.

Michael Korn, Founder and Chief Innovation Officer, KwickScreen 

The rapid onset and spread of the Covid-19 pandemic has brutally demonstrated the widespread shortfalls currently present in our healthcare system. With pandemics and epidemics widely predicted to become more prevalent in the 21st century, coupled with the growing threat of antibiotic resistance, we urgently need to address these limitations. Today there are numerous innovative companies looking to introduce flexibility and versatility into healthcare, so in the future we can better respond to any challenge that we might face. We will look at some examples of these innovators, and what their impact could be on healthcare systems.