Jonathan Erskine, Director EuHPN
Jonathan is the Executive Director of the European Health Property Network (www.euhpn.eu), a non-profit foundation that brings together a range of public, private and academic sector organisations with common interests in how best to plan, design, build and finance healthcare buildings. He is an honorary professor at the Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management, UCL, where he continues his research interests in healthcare infrastructure and health system development. He is also a non-executive director on the board of North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, in the north east of England, where he takes a special interest in patient safety and the quality of services.
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected health and care staff in extraordinary and far-reaching ways, with radical impacts on patterns of work, mental and physical health, and relationships with employers, colleagues and the public. Jonathan will present lessons learned from a multidisciplinary, cross-sector study held by the European Health Property Network conducted between May 2020 to February 202. During the study, a range of professionals from 15 different countries reflected on the contribution of the built environment in supporting healthcare staff in a multitude of ways. Jonathan’s presentation will highlight how these lessons may affect future design choices of healthcare environments.