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Cancer care / Quality improvement

European Healthcare Design 2020

EHD 2020: Designing for cancer care

By SALUS User Experience Team 10 Dec 2020 0

This session centred on issues around the design for cancer care, including two case studies of cancer centres in Israel and an analysis of small-scale cancer facilities in respect of aged care in Australia.


Tye Farrow, from Farrow Partners in Canada, presented the design of Israel’s Shaare Zedek Cancer Centre – a new four-bunker cancer radiation therapy centre, including outpatient and medical education services.

Nirit Pilosof, from Technion, described a project to design the first Maggie’s Centre in Israel, in which she guided students to: study the brief of Maggie’s Centres to create a healing environment; analyse and compare two existing Maggie’s Centres to identify the architect’s interpretation of the project brief; and develop an evidence-based design concept for a new Maggie’s Centre in Israel.

And Hassell’s Gabriella Avenia King reported on a study that sought to discover how the design of Maggie’s Centres – small-scale, community-based care facilities for people with cancer – in the UK could inform the practice of architecture and the existing age care model of inner-city Brisbane, Australia.