42nd World Hospital Congress

Event Start
Wednesday 10/10/2018 - 8:00AM
Event Finish
Friday 12/10/2018 - 4:00PM

The Clinical Excellence Division was proud to partner with the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association and the International Hospital Federation to host the 42nd World Hospital Congress in Brisbane.

More than 1,300 delegates from across the globe came together for three days to look at the impact of new technology, changing demographics and disease profiles, funding pressures, new models of care and more. A total of 150 speakers from 30 countries presented their projects which are helping hospitals and health services to transform the way we deliver care.

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Congress is coming video

Video transcript

G’day, I’m Greg Hunt, Australia’s Minister for Health. I want to invite you to Brisbane, in Queensland Australia, for the 2018 World Hospital Congress.

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Hi there or g’day as we like to say in Australia. I’m Deborah Cole from the Australian Hospitals and Healthcare Association and we’re thrilled to be your host for the 2018 World Hospital Congress along with our friends at Queensland Health.

Hello from down under. I’m John Wakefield, Deputy Director-General of the Clinical Excellence Division for Queensland Health. Next year’s event is taking place right here in the beautiful city of Brisbane, Australia. Brisbane is the capital city of Queensland which is known as the sunshine state of Australia. We have five World Heritage Listed areas and an abundance of other natural and architectural beauties that will leave you and your family in awe. No to mention a vibrant nightlife and dining scene and loads of family friendly activities.

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Yes we’ve got kangaroos, we’ve got koalas, but we’ve also got great hospitals as well. And we’d like to make sure you get to see some of them.

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The 42nd World Hospital Congress will have an overarching focus on driving reliability and effecting transformational change in health. Because like elsewhere in the world Queensland’s health system is being challenged by a number of factors. Unsustainable healthcare costs, increasing rates of chronic disease, and a growing demand for our services. We need to do things differently. The conference themes include value in healthcare, integrating care, and harnessing the benefits of digital health.

So follow us on social media and keep up to date with the 42nd World Hospital Congress. I look forward to meeting many of you here in Brisbane and to all of us sharing our learnings on how we can improve patient outcomes everywhere through more reliable and higher quality healthcare.

We can learn from you and you can learn from us. And together we can help improve the standard of hospital care in each of our countries.

So come on down under and join us from the 10th to the 12th of October in 2018. Thank you.

The Hon. Dr Steven Miles, Minister for Health and Ambulance Services, Queensland, welcomes delegates

Video transcript

Well I’m just about to open the World Hospital Congress. Health professionals from right around the world have descended on Brisbane to talk about delivering healthcare in their home countries. This is a chance for us to showcase what we are doing and also learn from them about how we can do it better. Brisbane was chosen because Queensland is a global leader in delivering world class health services as well as healthcare research and innovation. This will be a fantastic three days focussing on how we can deliver more and better health services.

Dr John Wakefield, Deputy Director-General Clinical Excellence Division, welcomes delegates

John Wakefield | 42nd World Hospital Congress from Clinical Excellence Division on Vimeo.

Video transcript

G'day! My name is John Wakefield. I'm really proud that the Clinical Excellence Division, the AHHA and Queensland Health have got together to host this 42nd International Hospital Congress in the great city of Brisbane. Our key themes: value-based healthcare, integrating care, and digital healthcare. The Congress has got over 150 speakers from 30 countries and over a thousand delegates to really come and learn and share ideas. What an opportunity to learn from the best in the business across the world.

I want to thank delegates for taking the time to travel down under and to come and make this a great, successful congress. Make new friends and please take at least one idea back to your place of work and implement it locally. Finally, really hope that you take some time out of the conference to enjoy our great city, our great state. And most of all, when you go back home, please tell your friends to come and see us down here. We would love to see them.

So have a great conference and I look forward to meeting many of you over the next three days. Thank you.

Last updated: 22 November 2018