Published: Wednesday, 01 July 2020 11:38
An interview with Deanne Leaver, Director Asset Strategy, Victorian Health and Human Services Building Authority (VHHSBA), by Linda Kemp, Communications Specialist, Asset Management Council.
During shutdown, I have been intrigued to learn how businesses are managing through this crisis. One area that kept my focus was our health sector. Obviously. Those at the frontline, working with little regard to their own health captured the attention of us all. But I was also interested in the physical assets: the buildings, the respirators, the number of ICU beds, and how government departments are adapting in this time of crisis. And to answer these questions, I contacted Deanne Leaver, from VHHSBA, and architect of the famed Babushka Dolls analogy, to see if she could squeeze in a brief chat with me to share the department’s progress through the coronavirus shutdown.
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