Knowledge Pieces

Healthcare Design Essentials: Mental Health Admission under Section 136
Oct 17, 2013

Healthcare Design Essentials: Mental Health Admission under Section 136

Emergency access to mental health requires robust and reassuring healthcare design essentials particularly for a space which will hold a Section 136 admission.  This space will accommodate the person for up to 72 hours, during this time the person will undergo assessment and will either be admitted for treatment or discharged. The healthcare design challenge […]

Dementia Care Design: Key Principles
Oct 14, 2013

Dementia Care Design: Key Principles

A third of dementia sufferers currently live in care. For an individual with dementia, being placed into care is both stressful and traumatic. With a declining memory, the setting of care needs to directly respond to these emotions. Design plays a big part in creating an atmosphere that is tranquil and familiar. Well designed dementia care settings give […]

Glenside Health Services: Facilitating wellness through design
Aug 5, 2013

Glenside Health Services: Facilitating wellness through design

The city of Brisbane recently hosted the 9th Design & Health World Congress & Exhibition in July. The international event was attended by researchers and practitioners from more than 40 countries and promoted the exchange of knowledge and research findings. Through a leading-edge scientific programme, the focus was on the development of a ‘salutogenic approach’ […]