Stephen Wright unpicks the virtues of evidence-based and patient-centred design, and process-flow thinking, and concludes that design for change requires an understanding of where in the hospital system these approaches are best suited, and how and where they can be integrated.
Innovation, health and social change
A common theme in science fiction is a world in which extraordinary technological advances have advantaged a few, while political instability, incompetence or greed have created a dystopian existence for the majority. This presentation asks: are health systems, in perception or reality, beginning to create such situations?
Can healthcare heal our communities and the planet?
The delivery of care in healthcare facilities results in an ever-increasing environmental footprint, which contributes to damaging the health of the community it seeks to serve. This keynote address examines this contradictory connection between healthcare and environmental health, and explores what can be done to realign the relationship in a positive direction.
Diana Anderson, Neil Halpern
Critical care design of tomorrow: how technology fits in
Stephanie Williamson, Louisa Desborough
Authoring for advocacy: experiences of writing a design brief on behalf of patients, families and staff at Great Ormond Street Hospital
Sunderland SR2 0NB, UK
New QEII Hospital
Howlands, Welwyn Garden City AL7 4RL, UK
Humber River Hospital
Toronto, ON, Canada
Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal
1000 Rue Saint-Denis, Montréal, QC H2X, Canada
Alder Hey Children's Hospital
E Prescot Rd, Liverpool L14, UK
Ng Teng Fong General Hospital and Jurong Community Hospital
1 Jurong East Street 21, Singapore
Aabenraa Psychiatric Hospital
Damhaven 12, 7100 Vejle, Denmark
Kundratstraße 3, 1100 Wien, Austria
New Children’s Hospital, Dublin
Carefirst One-Stop Multi-Services Centre
300 Silver Star Blvd, Scarborough, ON M1V 5P1, Canada