Medicine is advancing at breakneck speed. Healthcare facilities, however, often have a lifespan of 50+ years. The change in the practice of surgical medicine has been vast and fast, and there is an urgent need to challenge existing design practices. Designers accommodate this continuous change through flexibility and vision. This presentation highlights four different case studies that defy the current surgery design model. In addition to an overview of the traditional “clean core” concept, three project designs will be discussed.
Identify a key strategy for surgery design.
Assess surgical flows in different operational models.
Describe pre/post area ratios.
Identify the need for and impact of future flexibility.