keyboard_arrow_upIncorporating green principles contributed to cost efficiencies at Cape Town Hospital
keyboard_arrow_downIncorporating green principles contributed to cost efficiencies at Cape Town Hospital

A range of green technologies made the Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital a model facility for sustainable hospital operations management. A special double-skin façade and electricity-generating elevators are but some of the solutions implemented that not only make for best environmentally sensitive practice but will also contribute to cost efficiencies. According to Dr Richard Friedland, […]

keyboard_arrow_upHealing and environmental principles entrenched in Netcare Pinehaven Hospital
keyboard_arrow_downHealing and environmental principles entrenched in Netcare Pinehaven Hospital

The design principles of Netcare’s Pinehaven Hospital, on Johannesburg’s West Rand, integrate patient comfort and sustainability to promote healthcare outcomes while reducing the environmental footprint of this 100-bed state-of-the-art facility. “When Netcare Pinehaven Hospital was in the planning stages, we opted to incorporate elements that would not only create an ideal healing environment for patients, […]

keyboard_arrow_upFour useful specification tips for improved hospitals
keyboard_arrow_downFour useful specification tips for improved hospitals

Hospitals are widely regarded as a complex building type, and, consequently hospital design and engineering is a specialised endeavour. This is important to be aware of, because, provision of good infrastructure in the context of healthcare service delivery can literally be a matter of life and death. For example, if the hospital power supply is […]