8 September 2021
Looking far and beyond – Learning from other industries and from our peers
Hosted by The WAEH
Host: St Erik Eye Hospital
Host: Wilmer Eye Institute – Johns Hopkins Medicine
During the annual meetings members have the opportunity to collaborate and exchange information and knowledge about all kinds of topics. Good examples of this include improving the efficiency in the service given to patients and continuous development of patient pathways.
Since the establishment of the WAEH in 2007 in Rotterdam, the WAEH has had the opportunity to visit eyehospitals in Rotterdam and Leuven (2007), Singapore, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur (annual meeting 2008), Sweden, Finland and Estonia (annual meeting 2009), Melbourne and Jakarta (annual meeting 2010), in London and Leuven (annual meeting 2011), Seoul and Bangkok (2012), Mexico (2013), India and Dubai (2014), Singapore (2015), Rotterdam (2016), the 11thannual meeting was hosted by the Tianjin Medical University Eye Hospital in China (2017), the 12th by the Kellogg Eye Center from Ann Arbor, USA and the 13th annual meeting in London (2019). In 2020 we had a fully digital event due to Corona. This year’s Annual Meeting (2021) will also be digital and will be hosted by: St Erik Eye Hospital (Stockholm, Sweden) and Wilmer Eye Institute – Johns Hopkins Medicine (Baltimore, USA).
2021 – Forward together – Developing the Eye Care of the Future.
The Eye Hospital of the Future
- Background philosophy behind building smart eye hospitals
- Adaptability to new challenges and impact of technical developments
- Designing new eyehospitals: future proof and providing healthy environments for patients and employees
- The building process – To move to a new hospital building – lessons learned
Date: 8 September 2021
Time 15th annual WAEH Meeting: 13.00PM – 15.00PM CET, Stockholm time
Time Member Meeting 2021: 15.00PM – 15.30PM CET, Stockholm time
Keynote by White Architects – Architects of the St. Erik Eye Hospital and the new upcoming Moorfields Eye Hospital
Design proposals for Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and UCL’s Institute of Ophthalmology (project name Oriel) were approved by Camden Council’s planning committee at the end of June. Designed by White Arkitekter, AECOM and Penoyre & Prasad, Oriel integrates world-class eye care and research for Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and UCL’s Institute of Ophthalmology, within the high-tech setting of the King’s Cross & St Pancras Knowledge Quarter.
The ambition was to shape a place that was far removed from the traditional British hospital or healthcare facility. In a similar vein to White’s Swedish healthcare project New Karolinska biomedical campus in Stockholm, Oriel is designed to actively foster knowledge exchange between leading care and research institutions to deliver the greatest benefits for patients.
Drawing on White Arkitekter’s significant research into healing environments, light and materiality, our evidence-based design supports recovery, while shaping a high-performance workplace for staff.