Royal College of Physicians president Andrew Goddard began his EHD 2022 keynote talk with a sombre depiction of the current state of healthcare, which, he said, is currently being visited by the “four horsemen of the apocalypse” – conquest, war, pestilence, and death.
Maggie’s centres are designed to a considered and demanding architectural brief. Every architect and designer embraces this brief – a blueprint first created 25 years ago by its founder, Maggie Keswick Jencks. Through the design process, the charity ensures its environments cater to the needs of all its users, including people living with cancer, carers, NHS colleagues, visitors, and professional staff.
The Government has committed to build 40 new hospitals by 2030, which together with eight existing schemes will mean 48 hospitals delivered by the end of the decade – the biggest hospital building programme in a generation.