Design in Health

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

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

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

Smaller hospitals have higher risks of operational inefficiency.

Feedback wanted on the latest NSQHS Standards user guide

16 August, 2017

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

Westmead's transformation

09 August, 2017

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

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

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.

Hospital design challenges: now and into the future

29 May, 2017 by Harm Hollander

The challenge is to futureproof our hospitals at the design stage so they can continue to serve the essential purpose of the health service.

Printing of bone, graftable human tissue and solid organs at the Herston Biofabrication Unit, Queensland

22 May, 2017

Sitting alongside a major hospital and research and imaging facilities, the new Herston Biofabrication Institute is set to revolutionise modern medicine.

Geelong will be home to Vic's largest aged-care development

10 May, 2017

TLC Healthcare has launched a $34m redevelopment project at Homestead Estate in Wallington, east of Geelong.

Powered stretchers reduce injuries for paramedics

26 April, 2017

"For paramedics, lifting and loading is a common element to almost each and every call."

Translational research hospital opens doors

28 March, 2017

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, Chicago, is a 'translational' research hospital where clinicians and scientists work together 24/7 with patients, discovering new approaches and applying (or 'translating') research in real time.

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