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A health facility will play a pivotal role at some stage in a person’s life, whether it is to celebrate the birth of a child, the death of a loved one or treatment of an illness. Over the past 15 years, research has conclusively demonstrated that the design of health facilities can positively impact the quality of care received by patients and influence their recovery rates.

Hames Sharley utilises knowledge gained from this research to ensure the health facilities we design promote speedy patient recovery, reduce length of stay, minimise risk, assist in the delivery of quality health care services and provide an efficient, satisfying workplace for health providers. By undertaking an evidence based design (EDB) approach, Hames Sharley has created an impressive track record in delivering innovative, efficient and responsive health facilities. We believe that the design of health facilities should be based on the mission and service delivery objectives of the health services to be provided.

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08 Jul 2019

Cost Assessment for New Public Hospital Services

By Rhonda Kerr

Australians value our public hospitals highly but, you will be surprised to know that, the valuation of the buildings and medical equipment, required to support hospitals, is poor.

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07 May 2019

The oral history of remote Australia

For more than 20 years, Professor Marc Tennant has worked to improve the plight of Indigenous and rural Australians suffering from poor oral health. We talk to him about the early days and how sometimes the best ideas are the obvious ones…

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19 Jun 2018

6 ways reverse innovation could improve our hospitals

Ron Bridgefoot

Reverse innovation in Australian healthcare can bring valuable lessons into hospital design and patient care from developing countries.

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19 Apr 2017

Mental illnesses described through architecture

Michael Cooper

Mental disorders are something that will affect most of us at some point in our lives and Spanish-based, digital artist Federico Babina has created a new project which attempts to illustrate a number of conditions through architecture.

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13 Jan 2017

Science and technology advances for a new world

Michael Cooper

Seven top futurists have shared their predictions on what the next decade will bring in science and technology.