EuHPN 2013 Workshop: Budapest 7-9 October

Reinventing the Hospital: Europe’s Challenge

The European Health Property Network has been bringing together health policy makers, health system planners, health estates professionals, capital investment experts, healthcare architects and academics for the past 13 years. This year we returned to Budapest, the city that last hosted our annual workshop in 2006, to discuss and debate the best ways to confront and solve the challenges that face healthcare infrastructure across Europe.  We addressed a number of themes:

  • The scale and scope of hospitals: using evidence and tools to create a sustainable future
  • Designing for high risk environments
  • Front-end planning and post-project evaluation
  • Sustainable hospitals: changing procurement practices; creating energy systems for the future
  • Integrating hospitals services with other areas of health and social care

The workshop programme is can be downloaded here.  We will be posting a report on the workshop in the coming weeks, and this will be available to all from our website.

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The Budapest 2013 workshop was a great success, with over 90 participants from 15 different European countries. We are grateful to our workshop sponsors GYEMSZI (National Institute for Quality- and Organizational Development in Healthcare and Medicines) and Wochna Medical Kft, and to our hosts HSMTC (Health Services Management Training Centre, Semmelweis University) for their generous support, and to the local hospital managers and clinicians who hosted the study tour that took place on the last afternoon of the workshop. 




Regional Health Care in 2025 - Needs and Challenges?

An international conference on planning the future for regional health care in 2025. 

6-7 June 2013 | Aalto University, Otaniemi, Espoo, Finland.  Organised by SOTERA Institute, Aalto University & European Centre for Healthcare Assets and Architecture.

More information and registration form here.

Doing More With Less

How can we do more with less?


The European Health Property Network, together with Architects for Health, are delighted to invite their members to a one day conference on 20 May 2013 at the Royal College of Physicians, London, from 11.00 to 18.00, titled How can we do more with less?

The topic

We are likely to have a flat-lining economy for most of Europe for the next 5-10 years and capital investment will be difficult to realise.  Where new build is essential, projects will be scoped very tightly and productivity and efficiency gains will be at the top of the agenda.  Refurbishment and reuse will be increasingly favoured.  At the same time, quality and safety remain a challenge, and the built environment has to play its role in ensuring that these priorities are met.

What can help to keep healthcare safe and high quality, with less money and importantly, less political will to spend freely - even where budgets might allow?


The programme

The programme will begin by setting out key issues for healthcare and design in a European context, with case studies of projects or approaches to new ways of planning and designing for healthcare, followed by an expert panel to consider ways forward.

Booking is essential as places are limited, and for this event we can only accepted bookings from EuHPN or Architects for Health members.  EuHPN members should contact only the Executive Director, Jonathan Erskine, on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to make arrange a place.  Architects for Health members should use the contact details on the AfH website.

Book now for your place at the conference on 20 May 2013, 11am- 6pm.

There is a dinner afterwards for limited numbers, from 19.30 - 22.00. This will be self financing and we are taking bookings for this as well.