Hospital Uses Power of Architecture to Promote Healing

By Frances Bula, Globe and Mail
May 6, 2013

Gerry Latham has worked in a lot of hospitals in her 40 years as a nurse and administrator. She has seen the strain that old hospital buildings put on nurses, who spend too much of their time walking from one supply room to another, and on patients, whose already frail health is tested by living in rooms with one to three other patients, by the noise of the hospital, by infections. She has also seen the excitement of being in a new hospital fade, as people quickly realize the new building is shinier but it doesn’t work much better. More …

 

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