The health system is an integral part of the socio-economic organism. So that the clinics do not become patients themselves, they must be continuously adapted to medical progress and social and economic change.
The hospital buildings in particular are increasingly caught in the field of tension between functionality, economy and architecture.
Hospitals are always watched with eagle eyes by the public. One reads of growing cost pressure and the threat of staff shortages. Indeed, clinics have to deal with the changes continuously. Only the flexible hospitals will survive.
In this context, it is the order of the day to adjust the effectiveness and efficiency and to continuously optimize the everyday clinical and medical processes.
And it’s not just the patients who demand full attention: recruiting employees is now a key factor in ensuring future viability and sustainability in the competition among hospitals.
In an increasingly competitive and increasingly complex environment, both interest groups have increasing expectations of modern clinics. This also has consequences for the aesthetic, architectural and building ecological aspects of the building.
However, the complexity of the requirements for modern healthcare buildings and especially for the clinical processes in hospitals can only be understood by those who have got to know the industry from the bottom up.
Especially in the consulting phase- before the actual planning- it is critical that no essential aspect of the later routine operation is forgotten.
The building structures of modern clinics have a significant influence on internal clinical processes and ultimately, indirectly and directly, on the quality of patient care, patient safety and the individual economic controllability of the hospital.
With such a complex construction project, hospital space planners can make the concept, planning and implementation much more efficient – and later operation becomes clearer and therefore more sustainable and safe.
At the beginning of hospital planning, there should be a careful analysis and planning of all factors that enable efficient and sustainable hospital operations. The architect and planner play a key role here.
Many hospitals carry out construction work without consulting architects and contractors and without taking into account developments in occupancy, staffing and process organization.
In the case of renovations and new buildings, it is important to observe the facility’s internal processes, patient orientation and the (future) economic framework.
In this way, building structures can be created that enable both optimal work processes and optimized routing for the benefit of the patient.
Since the services or the focus of services often change over time, rooms must be flexible in use. As part of an optimized space planning, there is a unique opportunity to realize significant material and personnel cost savings by optimizing processes, using synergies and solving minimum staffing problems.
The supply and infrastructure are also important aspects that need to be considered in the context of a construction project.
Ultimately, an innovative building structure has to be implemented that allows us to stick to tried and tested processes, to manage patient flows in a meaningful way and at the same time to optimize the paths of employees.
Contacting hospital planners in India ensures that the construction measures implemented later do not stand in the way of future process and structural improvements.