Design in Health

Pop-up hospital may be answer to future pandemic needs

11 May, 2020 by Anthony Dodd

An SA company has launched a portable isolation hospital for widespread medical emergency hotspots to treat patients with respiratory illnesses in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Virus-filtering mask material created from sugarcane waste

20 April, 2020

Dr Thomas Rainey and his team are stepping up work on a nanoparticle-removing material that, prior to the COVID-19 epidemic, was being developed for biodegradable antipollution masks.


Active design of stroke unit aids patient recovery

14 April, 2020

Royal Melbourne Hospital's new stroke unit offers a new time-critical, high-intervention rehabilitation treatment.


New $345 million hospital in the heart of Adelaide

09 April, 2020

Calvary Adelaide Hospital is said to be the largest private hospital in South Australia, marking Calvary South Australia's biggest undertaking in Australia.


Desert Rose House: designed to make a difference

17 February, 2020

Desert Rose House is designed to help ageing populations live comfortably, independently and easily. Team Leader Clayton McDowell says the simple things can make a big difference.


Salutogenic design shines in Melbourne's west

08 February, 2020 | Supplied by: Lyons Architecture

Parents, children and clinicians in Sunshine, in Melbourne's west, have enthusiastically welcomed the Lyons-designed Joan Kirner Women's and Children's Hospital.


Health workers get a helping hand with housing

07 February, 2020

First State Super has demonstrated its commitment to the lives of healthcare workers by announcing 55 new key worker affordable rental units near Melbourne's CBD.


Forbo Flooring Systems Eternal vinyl sheet

01 February, 2020 | Supplied by: Forbo Flooring Systems

Eternal is a high-quality heterogeneous sheet vinyl floor covering that fits general-purpose needs in various segments and applications.


Haines Medical Compostable Kidney Dishes

01 February, 2020 | Supplied by: Haines Medical Australia

Haines Medical compostable kidney dishes are an environmentally friendly and cost-effective alternative to plastic kidney dishes.


Can environmental sustainability unlock savings for the healthcare sector?

22 January, 2020 | Supplied by: Veolia Australia and New Zealand

With the healthcare sector being responsible for 7% of all carbon emissions in Australia, the case for change is clear.


Cleanshield Probe Storage Cabinet

01 October, 2019 | Supplied by: AMT Group Australasia

The Cleanshield probe storage cabinets provide a dedicated and secure place to store disinfected Endoscope/TOE/Ultrasound probes.


Delivering better patient care in healthcare facilities

26 September, 2019 by Val Jovevski, Director of Healthcare Segment at Schneider Electric | Supplied by: Schneider Electric

As our world becomes more connected, advanced technology has extended beyond patient medical care and into the hospital infrastructure itself.


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 | Supplied by: Apexcare

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.


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