28 - 29 November, 2018 | Hilton, Brisbane

Kate Copeland


Executive Director Corporate Systems and Infrastructure
Metro North Health


2:00 PM Case Study: Redeveloping Existing Infrastructure to Support Contemporary Health Services for the Growing and Aging Caboolture Region

Currently operating at capacity, the Caboolture Hospital is facing mounting pressure to serve the needs of a growing and aging population. Approximately $253 Million has been allocated to address infrastructure constraints since the current facility cannot serve the forecasted growth of 5,500 patients per month by 2021/22. From both a clinical and capital works perspective, Kate will address:

  • How the redevelopment will relieve pressure on current infrastructure by increasing capacity onsite and have purpose built rooms with state-of-the-art medical equipment (such as their purpose built resuscitation rooms) to help address long wait times and achieve treatment targets
  • Change management strategies to help a relatively conservative clinical base adapt to new ways of thinking and progressive models of care, such as conducting small scale projects to demonstrate new models of care, how they work and the benefits
  • Challenges posed by aging infrastructure that cannot hold increased capacity and the strategies in place to expand and contemporise the physical layout to also improve patient experiences, such as building flexible spaces with more natural lighting


Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Kate.

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