Remote Health Engineering: Implementing proactive maintenance and compliance methods that work.

Paper presented by Duncan Stegmann from DMA Engineers at the 2018 IFHE (International Federation of Hospital Engineering) Conference.

Australia is a country renowned for its vast remote area. With the majority of residents living in coastal areas, remote Australia covers about 85% of the country’s land mass, mostly in northern and central Australia (Standing Council on Health, 2012) and including large portions of Queensland.

In this paper, Duncan looks at how these remote areas are serviced by their regional health providers, using rural and remote Queensland as a case study of the maintenance and compliance practices in use, and how proactive maintenance has and can be used to help ensure our ageing rural infrastructure meets current standards.

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