The Australian Health Design Council is proud to announce the winner of the 2022 Health Design Scholarship as Katharina Nieberler-Walker who is undertaking a PhD at Griffith University, QLD, investigating Therapeutic Hospital Gardens. Katharina has previously published a well received article in this blog – see it here. Designing Therapeutic Hospital Gardens (THG) Globally TheContinue reading “Announcing the winner of the 2022 Inaugural Health Research Scholarhip”
This research will enable practitioners, designers and hospital administrators to create purposefully designed and well-integrated hospital gardens globally, to further human, environmental and organisational health.
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.
A brief literature review of resources that discuss infrastructure responses to Covid-19.
Part 2 of Harm Hollander’s thoughts on enhancing the changeability of hospital infrastructure
How far should we allow technology
Some useful resources for designers and others, with practical applications for addressing COVID-19 in the design of healthcare facilities.
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.
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”
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”