Future hospitals: thoughts from a nurse
A nurse shared her thoughts about what she'd like to see in the hospital of tomorrow...
It would be important to re-evaluate the actual structure of the hospitals when they’re made so they are fit for purpose. For example, our growing population of people (and patients growing in size) means that space is an issue and causes tremendous pressure from a logistical point of view. It can be difficult to treat a bariatric patient in some areas because the equipment required can be overwhelming.
The requirement for siderooms has proven a necessity, particularly in the pandemic due to air borne viruses. The unfortunate patients that have been infected and those that need protection from the virus are at risk. Therefore, I would suggest a generous size hospital, with more-than-needed side room space, but more importantly with speciality specific areas so that specialists can treat the patients effectively.