Mobile facilities offer a sustainable, cost-effective way to maintain a high standard of care. It’s a different space than everyone’s used to though and it’s important to recognise that and adapt your clinical workflows accordingly.
The elective surgery situation may be even worse than first thought with the AMA now reporting that half a million people could be languishing on waiting lists by the end of the financial year.
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.