European Healthcare Design 2016

The European Healthcare Design conference is one of the key events in the calendar for healthcare professionals and those working in the built environment for the healthcare sector.

Our Director, Jane Willis, will be speaking at the event on the 28th June, together with Ruth Sidgwick from North Bristol NHS Trust, about the part art played in the £430m build of a new hospital for Bristol.

Southmead Hospital Bristol public art programme

About the Conference

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.

The 2016 event takes the theme 'Vanguards of Change: Co-Designing Services and Settings to Improve Quality & Access'.

Taking place over two full days in London, the event also offers a welcome reception; an exhibition of the latest design and technology solutions; a breakfast workshop hosted by the Design Council, the Royal College of Art’s Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, and the HELIX Centre; a party in the spectacular gardens of the Royal College of Physicians; and study tours of the UK’s most innovative new health facilities.

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 best practice on the relationship between health system and service design, technology and the built environment.

Willis Newson's Presentation

  • Date: 28th June
  • Time: 03:45pm
  • Session: Session 17: Humanising Healthcare: Art, Poetry and Culture
  • Chaired by: Susan Francis, Architects for Health, UK
  • Speakers: Jane Willis, Director, Willis Newson and Ruth Sidgwick, Arts programme manager, North Bristol NHS Trust
  • Location: Linacre Room
  • About: Creative approaches to engagement, using artistic methodologies to ease transition and support care at Southmead Hospital, Bristol

Further Info

Read more about the Public Art Programme at Southmead Hospital, Bristol here.

Register for the conference here - early bird tickets available before 6th May.