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Building a Naturally Smart Healing Environment: DIALOG’s Stuart Elgie Presents at the 2024 EHD Congress

May 9, 2024

Join DIALOG’s Stuart Elgie, Partner and Architect, and Ian McDermott, Executive Director, Redevelopment and Chief Planning Officer, University Health Network, on Tuesday, June 11, at the 2024 European Healthcare Design (EHD) Congress in London, UK, as they deliver a presentation titled “Building a naturally smart healing environment: Lessons from a pandemic era,’’ highlighting the new Surgical and Patient Tower at the Toronto Western Hospital.

Event Details

Date:                                       Tuesday, June 11, 2024
Time:                                       11:45 a.m. – 12:05 p.m. BST
Location:                               Wolfson Theatre, Royal College of Physicians, London, UK

Click HERE to register for the event.

Building a Naturally Smart Healing Environment: Lessons from a Pandemic Era

University Health Network’s (UHN) Toronto Western Hospital (TWH) has evolved into a leading acute care neuroscience centre over a century, expanding physically across a city block and becoming a research and education hub while maintaining comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services, including a bustling urban emergency department. The New Patient Tower at TWH emerged as a response to surging patient volumes, increased need for complex surgical interventions, and pandemic changing requirements for inpatient facilities.

Stuart Elgie will be joined by Ian McDermott to highlight the new Surgical and Patient Tower at Toronto Western Hospital, and explore how a more prototypical approach could evolve, free from the constraints of current hospital contexts, and enable future operational innovations while integrating lessons learned from the pandemic’s impact on community and wellbeing.

About the European Healthcare Design 2024

Organized by SALUS Global Knowledge Exchange and Architects for Health, the 10th annual Congress, Exhibition, and Awards will explore the latest research, policies, and practice examples in the streams of design and planning. The event running from June 10-12, 2024, will host insightful talks, workshops, and panel discussions, featuring leading industry professionals who will demonstrate innovation and the application of new ideas on the future of health systems and hospitals that are better connected to cities and communities.