Design in Health

Cutting-edge healthcare training centre opening at Bendigo TAFE

26 February, 2018 by

The facility will help address the high demand for qualified hospital, aged-care, home care and community services personnel in the Greater Bendigo region.

Feels like home

05 February, 2018 by

While they look, smell and feel like a home, they're actually an aged-care residence, specialising in residents suffering from dementia.

Sustainable effort

30 January, 2018 by

Case studies from five Australian healthcare organisations that have successfully reduced their environmental footprint — and found significant cost savings, too.

Climate and health: leading from the front

23 January, 2018 by Fiona Armstrong*

The healthcare industry leads the way with seven recommendations to protect our community from climate change.

Global impact

23 January, 2018 by Laini Bennett | Supplied by: Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies

How does a global organisation, making $94 billion annually and with over 127,000 employees, avoid damaging the Earth's resources?

Service design for the patient of the future

15 January, 2018 by Katie Bowden*

If you are seeking to improve patient experience, these five core principles of service design will help you get it right.

Blacktown Hospital — a quiet revolution in healthcare design

19 December, 2017 by

The award-winning Blacktown Hospital is quietly revolutionising healthcare design, transforming a mid-sized local facility into a major hospital.

Alarming amounts of noise in hospitals

15 December, 2017 by

The constant noise from hospital machines can cause stress and patient unrest. Soon, it may be possible to remove alarms from the bedside.

When it comes to hospitals, size matters

08 December, 2017 by

Smaller hospitals have higher risks of operational inefficiency.

Feedback wanted on the latest NSQHS Standards user guide

16 August, 2017 by

Help make the user guide for health service providers caring for children more useful.

Westmead's transformation

09 August, 2017 by

A major transformation is underway at Westmead in Sydney's west. An impressive new 12-storey acute services building, which will house two new emergency departments, is the showpiece of the Westmead Redevelopment.

Rethinking and redesigning clinical workspaces

25 July, 2017 by Ronald Tabaksblat* | Supplied by: Philips Healthcare

Drivers such as cost pressure on healthcare systems, rising patient volumes and demands from patients engaged in their own healthcare, together with advances in technology, are transforming the way care is delivered, creating a shift in what is required in clinical spaces.

Day hospitals — what the future holds

19 July, 2017 by Jane Griffiths, BAppSC(Dist), MCNA, AIMM, RN, Chief Executive Officer, Day Hospitals Australia

Day Hospitals Australia represents the day hospital sector nationally in the provision of advocacy, representation and support to ensure relevancy and sustainability within the marketplace.

Designing healthcare for regional communities

18 July, 2017 by

Unlike any other state or territory in the country, most Queensland residents live in regional areas. To support this decentralised population, regional communities demand the same standard of critical care and services that is provided in any major city.

Patients in healthcare facilities at risk for legionnaire's disease

15 June, 2017 by

A US study has found a concerning level of legionnaire's disease present in healthcare facilities, highlighting a possible deadly risk to patients from exposure to disease.

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