EuHPN 2010 Report

The 2010 EuHPN workshop has been captured in an event report, thanks to input and help from colleagues from Loughborough University, UK, who are part of the Health and Care Infrastructure Research and Innovation Centre (HaCIRIC). The workshop examined the theme of ‘big bang’ versus ‘incremental’ development of the health estate, with speakers invited from a range of disciplines, organisations and countries, to contribute to a programme that had three main sub-themes.

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Independent Review of Ireland's National Paediatric Hospital

The Executive Director of EuHPN has recently chaired an independent review of the proposed location of the National Paediatric Hospital of Ireland.

Planning for a new National Paediatric Hospital in Ireland has been underway for some years. After a series of high level reviews of paediatric services, a National Paediatric Hospital Development Board was established to take the project from the concept stage to detailed plans for the hospital’s design.

The recent reverses in Ireland’s economy, coupled with a change of government, prompted a need to re-assess the project, and Ireland's Minister for Health and Children opted to make use of international expertise to accomplish this.

Read more: Independent Review of Ireland's National Paediatric Hospital

Building the Future of Health

Building the Future of Health, a major international conference on Healthy Ageing and the built environment, is taking place 1-4 June in Groningen, Netherlands.  EuHPN is supporting the conference by sponsoring Chairs for a small number of sessions, covering the latest in design and planning for acute and children's hospitals, psychiatric facilities, community health buildings and health support centres.  You can find out more about Building the Future of Health here