Design in Health

Designed for comfort

12 September, 2019

The Gandel Wing at Cabrini Malvern combines cutting-edge technology with environmental design concepts to create a place of wellbeing, comfort and healing.


How sustainable design can transform health care

26 August, 2019 by Jonathan Cartledge*

Dubbed a "sustainability superstar" by a national property awards judging panel, the $1.8 billion Sunshine Coast University Hospital is setting the standard for green health care in Australia.


ApexCare Patient Lift APC-10150SL

17 July, 2019

The Patient Lift is used to move a patient from between their bed, wheelchair and batch room, saving the nurse vocational injury and ensuring patient safety.


Living a happier life

08 July, 2019

With vibrant Indigenous art and a fire pit in the backyard, dialysis centre Purple House emanates warmth and laughter, reflecting its role as a place of healing.


Green May Industrial GM09S Multifunctional Household electric bed

02 July, 2019

Green May is a Taiwanese company that specialises in electric beds for nursing homes and for elderly patients living at home.


Through the eyes of a child

29 May, 2019

Perth Children's Hospital uses colour to create a welcoming, family-friendly environment.


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.


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