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Hospitals 20 December 2021

VHBA In Brief: Industry news December 2021

Welcome to VHBA In Brief 

This second edition includes a Q&A from our CEO, tips for staying on top of procurement opportunities, highlights from the past year and a survey where you can share your thoughts on what you’d like to hear more about in 2022.

Thanks to all our suppliers and partners for your hard-work and dedication over the past 12 months.

We wish you a happy and safe holiday.

Question and Answer with Rob Fiske, VHBA CEO

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'We look forward to collaborating with our community, colleagues and partners on exciting projects and programs of work in coming months.'

Rob Fiske CEO VHBA

Rob Fiske, VHBA CEO shares his highlights from the past year and focus for 2022.

Q: What are your 2021 highlights?

Our industry partners and colleagues have been instrumental in supporting the department and the whole of Government response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Despite the challenges over the past two years, we have successfully accelerated a number of key projects to increase capacity within the health care system and provided technical and engineering advice for health services to manage their infrastructure response to COVID-19.

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Year in Review: Highlights

This year saw the completion of some of our biggest projects, including the $162.7 million expansion of Northern Hospital in Epping, emergency department expansions at both Monash Medical Centre and Sunshine Hospital and a new Youth Prevention and Recovery Care centre in Parkville.

Some are city shaping, some are system changing, but all our projects will have a significant impact on the ability of our healthcare system to respond to future service demand.

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Interior of the refurbished Monash Medical Centre emergency department

Universal design: Putting people first

We’re committed to designing buildings that are accessible to everyone – regardless of age, disability, gender or cultural background. We interviewed Michael Walker, Principal Advisor, Universal Design about designing buildings that put people first.

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Michael Walker on universal design

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We want to hear from you

To help our partners and suppliers navigate new procurement opportunities, we’re looking at ways we can provide further resources and support.

We’d love to hear your thoughts on what information you would find helpful by completing a short, anonymous survey.

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