The lean paradox : How can healthcare facilities shrink while clinical spaces expand?

Golembiewski, Jan A. (2015) The lean paradox : How can healthcare facilities shrink while clinical spaces expand? In Australian Healthcare Week Health Facilities Design and Development Summit, 24 - 26 March 2015, Sydney, N.S.W. (Unpublished)

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Lean principles create highly efficient healthcare facilities by maximising the clinical value of every part of a facility and by removing everything else. In order that clinical accommodation can be used for a diverse set of functions including unexpected tasks and processes that haven’t even been invented, they have to be big. But somewhat surprisingly, whole facilities tend to shrink in terms of gross floor areas by disposing of non-clinical spaces when designed using Lean principles. And with the whole unit – the building costs shrink too. Using examples from the UK and the USA, this talk explores the unexpected solutions and improved outcomes when designers use a Lean approach to design.

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ID Code: 89203
Item Type: Conference Item (Presentation)
Refereed: No
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Keywords: healthcare design
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100) > Architectural Design (120101)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Deposited On: 19 Oct 2015 01:25
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2015 01:25

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