Facilities
Understanding the role of a sustainability officer

Understanding the role of a sustainability officer

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.

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Achieving sustainability through flexible healthcare facilities

Achieving sustainability through flexible healthcare facilities

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.

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Clinical benefits of mobile facilities

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.

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Taking healthcare to the people in remote areas

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.

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Creating efficient, green, flood-and fire-resistant healthcare facilities

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.

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The challenges and opportunities that remain consistent in the hospital sector

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.

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The funding battle in hospitals

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? 

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Re-imagining the role and purpose of health facilities for our new era of healthcare

Re-imagining the role and purpose of health facilities for our new era of healthcare

Australian Healthcare Week (AHW) published a ‘state of the industry’ report in late 2021 that explored the pandemic effect and discussed priorities for 2022 and beyond. It included survey responses from healthcare professionals and leaders, 82% of whom worked in patient-facing roles at the coalface.

So, what could new infrastructure investments look like for future healthcare? 

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