When: 9th – 10th October
Where: Manchester Central, St Peter’s Square, Manchester M2 5PD
Architect associate Vicky Casey will present at 16.55 on the first day of this year’s Healthcare Estates IHEEM conference and exhibition. Her subject is strategic hospital design and the progression of ideas and lessons for improving design quality in hospitals. She will explore how our leading healthcare architects bring their experience and knowledge to each new project, building on the different strategies adopted previously which solved complex problems and distilled them into simple and intuitive designs. By looking at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and the Southmead Brunel building she will track evolved thinking on patient dignity, views to landscape, wayfinding and traffic flows to create lighter, brighter and more welcoming hospitals.
Principal Ged Couser is also speaking in one of the theatre sessions at 10.30 on the second day of the conference where he will discuss designing for cancer research and treatment. He will use as a case study the new Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, currently on site in Liverpool and due for completion next year. The Trust is one of the largest networked cancer centres in the UK and the new centre will combine world-class clinical services, research and academic excellence to provide the highest quality, specialist nonsurgical oncology treatment and care for the wider region.