This Thinktank, co-created by CW+ (the charity of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Snape Maltings Creative Campus, brought together leading researchers, policy-makers, clinicians, practitioners and other stakeholders to consider physical / technological / human / natural / artistic / cultural aspects of The Future Hospital. In particular, it explored how these elements might be integrated to provide the ideal hospital environment conducive to:
Facilitated by Katherine Zeserson, discussions embraced a wide range of perspectives, stimulating new ideas for collaborative developments in transformative healthcare.
NB: Photo above shows ceramic installation commissioned by CW+ at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, by Adam Nathaniel Furman, image courtesy Gareth Gardner
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by Simon Wild
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the top ranked and top performing hospital trusts in London, providing care across two hospital sites and seven clinics to a community of over one million people. Over the past five years they have been laying the foundations to implement the next generation of healthcare – the new technologies, design and systems that will transform patient care pathways and operational efficiency. Their portfolio of next generation care projects includes:
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A Virtual Network/Advisory Group to share good practice in embedding arts/design/nature/wellbeing into existing hospital practices and environment. Ideas to include:
My Body is My Data Record – encouraging individuals to feel responsibility for their own health by ‘owning’ the data about their body and medical needs/history. This could potentially be achieved through through the development of an online/mobile app, trialled with a large cohort study of undergraduate students. The ultimate aim of this would be to promote a shift in culture to one of societal responsibility, trust in data, and an increased sense of empowerment that we have the power to positively impact our own individual health and wellbeing.
An International Architecture Design Competition to design the future hospital. Two categories: one for architects, one for non-architects. With high profile sponsorship and patronage, the competition would: