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Creating a separate surgical hub, with its own operating room and ward, can help to ensure that elective surgery takes place as planned.
Modular healthcare facilities provide a way to maintain service provision during capital works. Andrew Woodrow of Pure Projects outlines 5 key considerations for hospital decision-makers considering modular healthcare facilities.
Understanding water treatment and requirements for the Central Sterile Supply Department (CSSD): Expert interpretation of AS/NZ4187
Full compliance with AS/NZ 4187 (the sterilisation standard for reprocessing reusable devices) must be achieved. In practice, that involves minor to major construction to install a new water treatment plant and pipework to achieve microbial control and to separate clean and dirty activities.
A successful sustainability officer needs a strong set of skills to improve your hospital’s sustainability performance without negatively affecting other aspects of its performance. They’re agents of change and, among many other responsibilities, they also advise on the environmental aspects of capital works.
Demands and services are guaranteed to change over the life of a healthcare facility. We can anticipate some of these changes but others may take us by surprise. That means we need to ensure that new and refurbished healthcare facilities are future-proof, flexible and adaptable.
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.
A hospital refurbishment serves many purposes such as increasing capacity or refreshing outdated facilities.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.
Covid-19 impact on public hospital Cat 3 elective surgery volumes – 2019-20 vs 2018-19:
in New South Wales
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