Building better health across NSW

Building better health across NSW

Nov 15
The Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) welcomes the Hon. Brad Hazzard MP to deliver an address to CEDA members and guests across the health sector on building better health across NSW.


The Hon. Brad Hazzard MP, NSW Minister for Health and Medical Research

Event overview

The NSW public health system is world-class. It is the biggest public health system in Australia with 228 public hospitals and 114,000 dedicated staff who make up the health workforce. Each year, NSW Health cares for millions of people and oversees investment worth billions of dollars in patient care, building, equipment, technology and research. 

However, health care is changing and so are the needs and expectations of communities, patients and their carers. 

Increased demand, an ageing population and more people dealing with chronic illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer mean new challenges for how services are funded, planned and delivered.

This event featuring a keynote address by NSW Minister for Health and Medical Research, the Hon. Brad Hazzard and industry panel discussion will examine: 

  • Continuing investment in the NSW hospital building boom;
  • Opportunities and public policy challenges in integrating data analytics and technology in healthcare; 
  • Skills and human capital delivering world-class health care;
  • Insights and progress reporting on the NSW State Health Plan - towards 2021.

Event presentations

The Hon. Brad Hazzard MP, NSW Minister for Health and Medical Research MP3

Moderated discussion MP3

Delegate handout PDF

Meet the keynote speaker

The Hon. Brad Hazzard MP
NSW Minister for Health and Medical Research

Brad Hazzard is a senior Cabinet Minister in the NSW Government and has been the Minister for Health and Medical Research since 2017. He has overseen record investment in health infrastructure and services, which has resulted in a hospital building boom across the state and the funding of thousands of new frontline positions. Brad has previously served as Minister for Family and Community Services and Minister for Social Housing, Attorney General and Minister for Justice, Minister for Planning and Infrastructure, as well as Minister Assisting the Premier on Infrastructure NSW.

Additional participants to be confirmed.


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