Cross-border healthcare: a challenge and a necessity

On 9th May 2016 the newly formed Integrated University Healthcare Agency of Trieste (ASUITS) welcomed around 90 speakers and participants to a day of discussion and information exchange on the topic of cross-border healthcare.  The European Health Property Network (EuHPN) regularly supports regional seminars which focus on themes which link changes to European health systems with the development of healthcare facilities, from the largest hospitals to the buildings used for primary and community care.  The Trieste workshop was organised through a collaboration between EuHPN, ASUITS, the Italian Society of Architecture and Engineering for Health (SIAIS), Smartcare and the International Network of Health Promoting Hospitals & Health Services.  We are grateful for the support offered by the Italian Ministry of Health, the Government of Catalonia and Istituto Superiore di Sanitá.

The Trieste workshop’s main objective was to build on the excellent work already undertaken by the health policy and health care organisations of Trieste and the surrounding region, alongside partners in Slovenia, Croatia and Austria, by bringing together a range of international experts to debate what works, and what doesn’t work, in making cross-border care a successful reality.  Further details of this workshop are here


dJGA joins EuHPN

EuHPN is delighted to welcome De Jong Gortemaker Algra (dJGA), Netherlands, as a new member of the network.  djga is the continuation of successive architects' practices stretching back to 1939, and now comprises architects and engineers working on innovative building forms for the community and commercial sectors.  EuHPN has been pleased to welcome speakers from dJGA to a variety of recent events, including the annual EuHPN workshop, where they have contributed to discussions on the effects of integrated care models on the healthcare built environment and how best to evaluate the success, or otherwise, of healthcare facilities.  You can find out more about dJGA here, and specific information about current and complete projects here.

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European Healthcare Design 2016

With the theme Vanguards of change: Co-designing services and settings to improve quality and access, and providing an interdisciplinary forum for policy advisors, researchers and practitioners from around the globe, the 2nd European Healthcare Design 2016 (EHD 2016) Congress & Exhibition will be held on 27–28 June, 2016 at the Royal College of Physicians in London, UK. Organised by Architects for Health and SALUS Global Knowledge Exchange, the congress takes a whole-system approach to redesigning European health systems and services through the exchange of knowledge, research and international.  Find out more here about the EHD 2016 programme, the European Healthcare Design Awards and how to register.