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A new force to support sustainability in healthcare

11 April, 2022

Global events of the last two years and their effects on the health and aged care sectors have meant that nurses, clinicians and operational teams all over the world have been required to surpass the expectations anyone ever imagined.

The road to net zero emissions in health care

21 March, 2022 by Abe Fitzsimons, Healthcare Segment Lead, Pacific Zone at Schneider Electric

Health care will face substantial challenges transitioning to a net zero future, but those challenges must be faced sooner rather than later.

Introducing Zip HydroTap UltraCare. Proven to deliver 99.9% reduction in Legionella*

01 April, 2021

Zip HydroTap UltraCare uses a multi-barrier approach with several systematic and localised controls to reduce waterborne organisms and pathogens including Legionella.

Camfil Airepure FOCUS UCV systems for operating theatres

01 April, 2021

Camfil Airepure FOCUS ultraclean ventilation (UCV) systems cater to a range of operating theatre requirements.

Designing for community, connection and sense of place

09 November, 2020 by James Kelly*

Innovative design embraces residents' diversity, defies ageism and embeds community and sense of place.

COVID-19-free areas improve safety after surgery

09 October, 2020

A global study has revealed that establishing 'COVID-19-free' areas in hospitals for surgical patients could save lives during additional waves of the pandemic.

Forbo Flooring Systems Eternal design vinyl sheet

01 October, 2020

Forbo Flooring Systems' Eternal range is a high-quality, heterogeneous sheet vinyl floor covering that fits general-purpose needs, including those within hospital environments.

SA hospital sets example in pandemic handling

06 August, 2020

Designed and constructed to deal with extreme events, teams within Royal Adelaide Hospital have delivered world-leading health outcomes during the pandemic.

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.

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.

Can environmental sustainability unlock savings for the healthcare sector?

22 January, 2020

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

Delivering better patient care in healthcare facilities

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

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

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.

Biophilic design in health care

29 January, 2019 by Natassja Wynhorst*

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

Sustainable superabsorbents

06 November, 2018

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

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