Location: Radboud university medical center
Date: 25 & 26 September 2019

Healthcare facilities are complex buildings with rigorous functional and technical requirements, regardless of the use of technology or the execution of complex clinical procedures therein. Inadequately designed hospitals can increase the risk of acquiring infections and create unsatisfactory working environment for patients and staff. The built environment is a cornerstone for Infection prevention and Control (IPC) programs and has recently been added by WHO as one of the core components of IPC programs.
Developing solutions in this field is not limited to an isolated group of experts, but involves all professionals from infection prevention and control experts, medical professionals to designers, architects and engineers.
As part of these challenges Dr. Joost Hopman from the Radboud university medical center for Infectious Diseases (RCI) and Dr. Wolfgang Sunder from the Technical University Braunschweig invites you to the DUTCH-GERMAN_LMICs WORKSHOP. The KFW Bank and the EUROREGIO Network are official funder of this workshop.

Please let us know as soon as possible but before August 25 if you would like to participate in our workshop via the online registration form.The agenda of the workshop and further organizational information will be sent shortly.

For questions please contact us at any time.
We are looking forward to see you!

Best regards,
Joost Hopman, infection prevention and congrol & Wolfgang Sunder, architect

Online registration

Contact: Mrs. Marjolijn Klomp-Kooi, project manager

e-Mail: events.rha@radboudmc.nl
Phone: +31 24 361 70 50

Programme 25 & 26 September 2019

The first day will be dedicated to high-resource settings focusing on Germany and the Netherlands. On the second day we will translate the lessons learnt from high resource settings and explore the implications for low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

Participants will be architects, designers, engineers, infection control nurses and doctors, medical staff from the Netherlands and Germany (day 1) and participants from LMICs, NGO’s in Germany and the Netherlands (day 2). Interested participants are welcome to join both days.

In the first day we aim to:

  • Identify major challenges in hospital built environment in relation to IPC in high resource settings
  • Identify differences in future strategic choices for the hospital built environment between Germany and the Netherlands and other high resource settings
  • Identify a research agenda for the hospital built environment and IPC Netherlands – Germany

In the second day we aim to:

  • Identify challenges in hospital built environment in LMICs
  • Identify essential elements for LMICs
  • Identify a research agenda for the built environment and IPC for low-resource settings