Greening the Healthcare Sector Forum 2019

Melbourne: Monday 23rd & Tuesday 24th September, 2019

Presented by the Climate and Health Alliance, Western Health, and the Institute of Healthcare Engineering Australia.

The Greening the Healthcare Sector Forum 2019 will explore the big picture changes needed in Australia's healthcare system to address climate change and environmental sustainability, as well as what can be done in individual hospitals and health services to reduce healthcare's environmental impacts. The forum will engage discussion around the intersection between environmental sustainability, infection prevention, and occupational health and safety in pursuing high quality healthcare.

Register for Greening the Healthcare Sector Forum 2019


Monday 23rd September

Day one will include updates on corporate governance and climate risk, regulations around environmental sustainability and practical case study presentations highlighting successes and challenges in implementing energy and environmental projects. There will also be presentations on the latest research on environmental sustainability in healthcare. Don't forget to register for our Social Networking event - from 5pm to 7pm.

Facilitator: Michael McCambridge, Director, Institute for Healthcare Engineering Australia.

Speakers include: 

Natasha TooheyWestern Health's Green Ward Presentation

Executive Director of Operations, Western Health 

Terence Jeyaretnam - Corporate Governance and Climate Risk

 Partner, Climate Change and Sustainability, Ernst & Young

Scott McAllister - Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) of Pathology Testing

Researcher, University of Melbourne

DHHS Representative - Topic TBC

Environmental Programs Advisor, Victorian Department of Health and Human Services 

Michael Wheelahan Topic TBC

Director, Proud Mary Consulting

Dr Forbes McGain PhD - Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) of a Knee Arthroscopy 

Anaesthetist, Western Health

*Plus more to be confirmed!*


Tuesday 24th September

Day two will include case study presentations highlighting successes and challenges in implementing environmental projects. There will be an engaging panel discussion around the question of how environmental sustainability interacts with infection prevention, quality, and safety in healthcare. As well as the 'pitch' project presentations, with Daniels Health sponsoring $1,000 prize money to the best idea for seed funding.

Facilitator: Grace Wong, Pharmacist, Western Health / Founder of Pharmacists for the Environment 

Speakers include:

Anthony Carbines MP - Opening Address

State Member for Ivanhoe, Parliament of Victoria

Rachel McConville - Waste Reduction in Victorian Public Health

Waste Education Officer, Department of Health and Human Services 

Catherine O'Shea - Global Green and Healthy Hospitals case study presentation

Sustainability Officer, Western Health

Kathleen WildPractitioner attitudes to environmental sustainability in general practice

Associate Lecturer, University of Newcastle

Sally ManganDifferent approaches to developing a Sustainability Action Plan

Director People and Culture (Governance, Advisory & Projects), Ambulance Victoria

Dianna McDonald - Health Professionals understanding of health impacts of climate change

Household Research/Climate Change Coordination, Sustainability Victoria

*Plus more to be confirmed!*

Social Networking Event 

5-7pm, Monday 23rd September

We are pleased to invite attendees to join us for a social networking event with light refreshments held at the conclusion of Day One from 5pm-7pm. 

Register for Greening the Healthcare Sector Forum 2019

Registrations close Thursday 19th September 2019

IHEA members do not register via Eventbrite, instead RSVP by 17 September via email: Please indicate which day/s you are registering for and if you have any dietary requirements.