Evidence for the impact of place Correlational evidence suggests that place can significantly impact a person’s health, well-being, emotions, self-esteem, security and identity. The impact of the built environment on health and well-being is particularly important when considering the design of healthcare facilities. This is especially true for the most complex form of healthcare buildingContinue reading “Innovation in Hospital Building Design”
Category Archives: Design
Announcing the winner of the 2022 Inaugural Health Research Scholarhip
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”
Designing Therapeutic Hospital Gardens (THG) Globally
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.
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.
Changeability inside hospitals
Part 2 of Harm Hollander’s thoughts on enhancing the changeability of hospital infrastructure
Innovation in healthcare: are we taking it too far?
How far should we allow technology
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”
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