Design in Health

Healing space doesn't 'feel' like a hospital

25 March, 2019

Five years on, the Chris O'Brien Lifehouse provides cancer patients with light-filled space that doesn't feel like a hospital, aiding their recovery.


Biophilic design in health care

29 January, 2019 by Natassja Wynhorst* | Supplied by: Interite Healthcare Interiors

Incorporating nature into the design of healthcare facilities aids in the healing process of patients.


Clinical waste — a major environmental burden

07 January, 2019 by Co-authors*: Allana Bryan, Greg Doran, Clare Flakelar, Julia Howitt, Michael Oelgemöller, Linda Shields

Determined to understand the impact of hospital waste, this study examined the volume of waste from an Australian hospital's operating theatres.


Northern Beaches Hospital — a new model of health care

09 November, 2018

The first hospital in NSW to achieve a 4 Star Green Star rating, the much anticipated Northern Beaches Hospital combines practicality and elegance.


Sustainable superabsorbents

06 November, 2018

Manufacturers of superabsorbent products used in health- and aged-care facilities, such as incontinence pads, are using sustainable materials.


Waste not, want not

18 October, 2018 by Laini Bennett

A family-owned dental practice in Victoria is demonstrating that good business practice and sustainability can go hand in hand.


Royal at heart

08 October, 2018

The emotional and physical needs of patients, their loved ones and carers are at the heart of the Royal Adelaide Hospital.


Ribbon of light defines new ANMF headquarters

17 September, 2018

Inspired by undulating fabric, the new ANMF headquarters offers a light-filled environment that is both serene and practical.


Marlin Medical KwickScreen Air retractable, printed room partition

01 September, 2018 | Supplied by: Marlin Medical

The KwickScreen Air is a printed room partition that can be retracted when not in use and pulled out to any length up to 3 m in an instant without needing to use brakes.


Prefab-ulous flexibility

06 August, 2018 by Harm Hollander*

Prefabricated construction can offer efficiency, quality and cost savings. So why is this technique not more widespread in hospital construction?


Nurturing tomorrow's healthcare professionals

30 July, 2018 | Supplied by: Lyons Architecture

A luminous facade conceals state-of-the art facilities where Adelaide's aspiring healthcare professionals learn from the experts.


Hospital Products Australia Slimline Cart mobile workstation

01 July, 2018 | Supplied by: Hospital Products Australia

Hospital Products Australia's Slimline Cart is a mobile workstation that incorporates components and functionality from a wall station and integrates them on a mobile platform, complete with an ultraslim base.


HappyOrNot patient satisfaction measurement service

26 June, 2018 | Supplied by: Push My Button Ltd

The HappyOrNot patient satisfaction measurement service can improve patient satisfaction by up to 12% per year, according to the company.


Australia's first digital public health service

19 June, 2018 by Dr Stephen Ayre*

Metro South Health has successfully undertaken the digital transformation of five facilities. Clinician input was integral to the project's success.


How a small clinic is having a big impact on healthcare in Brazil

01 May, 2018 by Sasha Banks-Louie, Oracle | Supplied by: Oracle Australia

Brazil's inability to provide some 150 million uninsured residents with access to healthcare has created a significant market opportunity for low-cost medical clinics like Dr. Consulta.


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