Design for Staff Wellbeing

As designers we often highlight the importance of positive spatial experiences for patients, and the need to create environments which reduce stress and improve patient satisfaction. Meanwhile, staff spaces are often designed for efficiency, travel distances, infection control and logistics. Clearly, we need to go beyond physical safety in occupational environments to support holistic staff wellbeing.

An overview of pandemic responses: Australia and international

A brief literature review of resources that discuss infrastructure responses to Covid-19.

Healthcare Facility Design Responses to COVID-19 – Some Useful Resources

Some useful resources for designers and others, with practical applications for addressing COVID-19 in the design of healthcare facilities.

Novell Redesign Project

The demonstration project of NOVELL Redesign is exploring rehabilitation spaces for people with brain injury, especially stroke, because as a group, we know a lot about this aspect of healthcare.

Healthcare responses to the challenge of a pandemic

From Admission to Discharge: Designing Biophilic, Salutogenic and Eudemonic Hospital Spaces in a Post-pandemic World Professor Evonne Miller, Dr Lindy Burton and I took part in an online webinar that was put together by the European Union Health Property Network on 4 September 2020. The theme of the session was: Relocate, Repurpose, Reorganize – TheContinue reading “Healthcare responses to the challenge of a pandemic”

Healthcare Facility Design Responses to Covid-19

How can health designers respond to the challenge of the COVID-19 challenge while ensuring that patients and staff are supported by a healing and salutogenic environment. Is id possible?

Healthcare Designers and Research

I recently peer-reviewed an academic paper that explored how well architects and other designers understand and value ‘research’. The author also looked at the degree to which architects engage in or initiate research studies, and then apply original findings to their projects. Reading this paper led me to reflect on how architects define research, andContinue reading “Healthcare Designers and Research”

What is the focus of this blog?

The Australian Health Design Council promotes the use of evidence-based healthcare design. We also believe that we need to support the development of, and then to share widely the research that provides this evidence especially when it comes from academic and similar expert sources. We want to share rigorous, practical and useful research findings thatContinue reading “What is the focus of this blog?”

Why has AHDC started this blog?

Sharing research about health facility design with industry colleagues was one of the main reasons that the Australian Health Design Council (AHDC) was set up in 2012 by Jane Carthey and others. AHDC now has a well-established program of regular events for our members sharing health design innovations, evidence and experience. So it’s now timeContinue reading “Why has AHDC started this blog?”

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