WA Health2Ageducate & ADEB Health and Aged Care Conference Expo 2021
Health Design and Build Session
23rd July 2021

7.45am arrival for a 8.00am start

Coffees, teas provided 

Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre
21 Mounts Bay Rd , Perth WA 

Book this conference session and attend the Aged Care and NDIS Session at no further cost


View innovative displays , network and remain updated and informed.

CPD points can be accrued  

Who should attend?


Health and Aged Care Architects, Designers,  Builders, Facility Managers, Occupational therapists , medical nursing and care staff ,SDA Builders, Consultants, stakeholders​


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Health Design and Build delegates can join Aged care and NDIS Session at no further cost (optional ) .
Must register the option the option in the booking form  . CPD points can be accrued 


The importance of co-design
Australia’s population is ageing, as it is around the world. As we grow older, our needs and wants change which means new models of care and approaches to ageing are needed to help improve the lives and wellbeing of those in our communities.


The Global Centre for Modern Ageing (GCMA) is committed to inspiring governments, designers, businesses and researchers to seek and develop solutions that enable people to live well and age well.  To be successful, end-users must be at the centre of the design process.

Ms Julianne Parkinson, GCMA Chief Executive, will share insights into the global modern ageing market, how a co-creation process can ensure the community’s needs are reflected in design and learnings from their nation leading project co-designing the future Strathalbyn aged care facility and precinct.

Hear how you can develop a place that the community truly values - where residents want to live, families want to visit, teams want to work and in which the community is actively involved.

Designing Outdoor spaces for people with Dementia :
Research has long shown us the cognitive, physical and emotional benefits of regular time spent outside connecting with nature. However research also shows that if you are living with dementia your opportunity to access the outdoors can be severely restricted. Exploring accessible design, meaningful engagement and the latest evidence on outdoor access enhancement for people living with dementia this practical session will equip you to maximise opportunities for enhancing wellbeing through designing for accessibility to garden spaces and bringing nature inside through smart design.

Accessible Design for Universal Access & Hidden Disabilities - the NCC & DDA Claims 
This presentation will focus on population statistics of physically impaired users ; 
- Impairments that aren’t visible, well known, or recognised in the NCC.

- Comply with what? – A discussion on “Compliance with the NCC doesn’t mean good design or protect you from DDA claims”.

- Conflicts between good design for some accessible user groups, but not for others

Human Centred Design for Healthcare Facilities


Designing for both the patients and staff in facilities providing healthcare has very evidently evolved over the years. From the emergence of new technology to making a patient feel at home when they are at their most vulnerable, there are many design factors to consider in order to achieve the best outcome for the end user. Kate Manser, Interite Healthcare Interiors, uses her 30 years in design experience to explain the importance of good design in healthcare spaces. Learn about how the following factors are carefully considered when designing for the aged, people with disability and general medical practice.  


Patient experience


Way finding


Infection control

Design aesthetics and pallet



Case studies


Ambulant Access in AS1428.1 and alternative technologies

Consideration of the difference between wheelchair , ambulant , and the lessor known impairments that benefit from ambulant compliance.

Compliance with AS1428.1-2009 doesn’t mean safe, easy, or satisfy the DDA.

The difference between knowing compliance but understanding why it’s required.

Section D3.4 of the BCA and when it’s applicable.

Door hardware in Aged Care facilities for seamless access

This presentation will discuss how door hardware and access control can provide a safer and more secure environment for staff, residence and visitors.