Post-Congress Tours

Australia is the world’s sixth largest country and each of our state and territory health services have different challenges and approaches. These post-Congress tours will offer delegates the opportunity to visit and learn from either the New South Wales state approach or the Victorian state approach.

The NSW tour is organised by the NSW Department of Health and the Victorian tour is organised by the Victorian Healthcare Association. Questions and expressions of interest should be directed to the relevant organisation via the contact listed in the information flyers below.

New South Wales Health Study Tour
15-16 October, Sydney, New South Wales (NSW)

NSW is home to one third of the Australian population. NSW Health is the largest health care system in Australia, and one of the largest in the world with 228 public hospitals providing services and employing around 114,000 staff.

With an ageing population and a growing number of people living with chronic or complex health conditions, people’s health needs are changing and demands on the health system are increasing. NSW Health is responding to these challenges by investing in new, innovative models of integrated care, transforming the health system to routinely deliver person-centered, seamless, efficient and effective care, particularly for people with complex, long term conditions.

On this two-day study tour, participants will visit the NSW Ministry of Health, some of Sydney’s publicly funded hospitals and tour a major health precinct. Participants will also visit the NSW HElath State-wide Biobank and learn about how augmented reality, Virtual Surgical Planning (VSP), 3D-printing and bioprinting are changing the landscape of surgery.

For further information and details of how to register, click here.

Victorian Health Study Tour
15-16 October, Melbourne, Victoria

The $18b Victorian healthcare system is among the most efficient in the world. But with population growth above the national average, and ageing and chronic diseases becoming more prevalent, those within the system have had to transition to new ways of working and delivering care.

On this two-day study tour, participants will visit some of Victoria’s publicly funded hospitals and community health services, learning about how these services have innovated to meet the changing needs of the communities they serve. Participants will hear experts discuss recent state legislative changes that have seen the introduction of voluntary assisted dying for the terminally ill and Australia’s second safe injecting room, and an overview of Targeting Zero, the state’s response to eliminating avoidable hard and strengthen quality of care. The tour will include insight into a program aimed at reducing unplanned hospital readmissions and a Victorian hospital case study on how use of data is transforming patient management. Participants will visit the brand-new, state-of-the-art Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre to learn how use of the latest technologies and focused collaborations are driving improved outcomes for people with cancer, and hear about plans to introduce value-based healthcare into public dental.

For further information and details of how to register, click here.

Expressions of interest should be made to either NSW Health or the Victorian Healthcare Association via the contact listed in the information flyer.