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Clinical benefits of mobile facilities
Mobile healthcare facilities are designed in close collaboration with staff who often feel more satisfied with that working environment than the main hospital.
Learn more about the clinical benefits of mobile facilities in the latest edition of Healthcare Spaces.
Taking healthcare to the people in remote areas
Mobile outreach services provide a way to improve health outcomes for the 7 million Australians living in rural and remote areas. Mobile facilities enable easier access to healthcare, earlier diagnosis and more convenient treatment.
Improving sustainability through hospital refurbishments
A hospital refurbishment serves many purposes such as increasing capacity or refreshing outdated facilities. It’s also an ideal opportunity to improve sustainability, both in the construction phase and in ongoing use.
Creating efficient, green, flood-and fire-resistant healthcare facilities
In recent years, many Australian hospitals have proved vulnerable to extreme weather events, which have caused illness or injury, damaged infrastructure, cut off access to healthcare or disrupted critical supply chains.
Managing the health risks of climate change can no longer be deferred. Fiona Armstrong, CEO of the Climate and Health Alliance, urges hospital boards to provide leadership to reduce their organisation’s carbon footprint and to increase its resilience in the face of climate change.
Read more in the latest edition of Healthcare Spaces.
The challenges and opportunities that remain consistent in the hospital sector
Hospital infrastructure isn’t static. It undergoes constant alteration and improvement to ensure it remains fit for purpose in a changing world.
And our world has changed immensely since COVID hit, creating some infrastructure challenges for hospitals.
Here, we explore the role of infrastructure in patient care and offer ways to rethink healthcare infrastructure and service delivery in light of the pandemic.
Addressing the pressures of working as an emergency physician
There is no silver bullet for fixing Australia’s emergency department (ED) crisis.
Here, we explore the pressures on hospital emergency physicians and consider how improvements to infrastructure could facilitate patient flow.
The funding battle in hospitals
Competing priorities are everywhere in healthcare. Hospital Boards and senior managers must regularly make difficult governance decisions taking into account factors such as clinical need, budgetary constraints and performance targets.
So, which is the right way forward? And do you really have to choose?
Innovations addressing common problems in the hospital setting
Healthcare innovations have improved many aspects of patient care. We’ve seen genetic sequencing, targeted therapies, remote monitoring devices and robotic surgery.
But the innovations needed in a hospital aren’t limited to clinical applications. There are several innovations that can improve facilities management to make the whole hospital more efficient.
Covid-19 impact on public hospital Cat 3 elective surgery volumes – 2019-20 vs 2018-19:
in New South Wales
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