Design in Health

Perkins design packs a punch

23 October, 2020

Perth's Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research takes its cues from the human body, with a central stairway twisting like a strand of DNA and revealing different activities on different levels.


COVID-19-free areas improve safety after surgery

09 October, 2020

A global study has revealed that establishing 'COVID-19-free' areas in hospitals for surgical patients could save lives during additional waves of the pandemic.


Harnessing light to benefit our hospitals

08 October, 2020 by Vince Macri, National Product Manager Healthcare at Versalux

The artificial light in workplaces, in homes and on mobile, computer and television screens can have serious implications on sleep quality and general health.


Operating theatre ventilation system design

01 October, 2020 | Supplied by: Airepure Australia Pty Ltd

Airborne-related contamination control offers one area that could play a much larger role in reducing the rate of hosptial-acquired infections.


Forbo Flooring Systems Eternal design vinyl sheet

01 October, 2020 | Supplied by: Forbo Flooring Systems

Forbo Flooring Systems' Eternal range is a high-quality, heterogeneous sheet vinyl floor covering that fits general-purpose needs, including those within hospital environments.


RHH opens medical hyperbaric chamber

18 September, 2020

The Royal Hobart Hospital recently opened its new Department of Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine, featuring a state-of-the-art dual-capability hyperbaric chamber.


Delivering human connection through meaningful architectural design

17 September, 2020 by Chad Brown, Group Director — Education and Communities, Partner at ThomsonAdsett

Hummingbird House is a state-of-the-art children's hospice with an empathic and human-centred design.


The healthcare products taking out Good Design Awards

11 September, 2020

We take a look at a small selection of the healthcare products that showcased at the 2020 Good Design Awards.


Pandemic facilities essential in future designs of hospitals and health facilities

10 August, 2020 by Don Marshall, Health Sector Lead – Qld, Partner at ThomsonAdsett

The long-term impact of COVID-19 will see architects required to include facilities to deal with pandemics in all future designs of healthcare facilities.


SA hospital sets example in pandemic handling

06 August, 2020

Designed and constructed to deal with extreme events, teams within Royal Adelaide Hospital have delivered world-leading health outcomes during the pandemic.


Lab design fit for phenome researchers

20 July, 2020

Created by Hames Sharley, the Australian National Phenome Centre is a state-of-the-art facility for phenome researchers.


Pop-up hospital may be answer to future pandemic needs

11 May, 2020 by Anthony Dodd

An SA company has launched a portable isolation hospital for widespread medical emergency hotspots to treat patients with respiratory illnesses in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Virus-filtering mask material created from sugarcane waste

20 April, 2020

Dr Thomas Rainey and his team are stepping up work on a nanoparticle-removing material that, prior to the COVID-19 epidemic, was being developed for biodegradable antipollution masks.


Active design of stroke unit aids patient recovery

14 April, 2020

Royal Melbourne Hospital's new stroke unit offers a new time-critical, high-intervention rehabilitation treatment.


New $345 million hospital in the heart of Adelaide

09 April, 2020

Calvary Adelaide Hospital is said to be the largest private hospital in South Australia, marking Calvary South Australia's biggest undertaking in Australia.


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