We have come a long way since the Victorian-era where in hospitals generally, a dirty operating room had a 1 in 4 death rate. The correlation to cleanliness in operating rooms wasn’t discovered until later much on. Did you know that in those days, any limb with a fracture that pierced the skin had to be amputated and due to the lack of anesthesia, surgeons had to work fast. Amputation procedures sometimes lasted as little as 30 seconds! Yikes...Read More
Warehouse Management Blog
For many building designs, the benefits of ‘hindsight’ are seen to be a somewhat regretful and costly oversight. Nonetheless, there are some great lessons to be learnt in construction ‘hindsight’ and for a study in how costs can start to add up when designing for hospitals and medical facilities, look to the new and yet to be opened, Royal Adelaide Hospital.
Hospitals require the utmost standards of hygiene and cleanliness but design in hospitals stretches beyond increasing hygiene. Matters of efficiency, cost and speed are all key concerns when designing any part of a modern hospital. These are of particular concern when you consider tightening budgets and an overburdened healthcare sector. We’ve broken down the design requirements for hospital swing doors into 5 crucial segments for your consideration.