Salus journal

Healthy Planet. Healthy People.

Healthcare / Sustainability

Designing an economically, socially and sustainable health system

By Dr David Pencheon 11 Apr 2016 0

Hospitals are an important hub in a healthcare system. To be fit for purpose and to meet expectations of safety, comfort, compassion and sustainability, hospitals need to function differently from the way they have traditionally operated. This talk explores the hospital as part of a system of people and interventions, rather than as a collection of bricks and mortar. Such a discourse needs to consider both the national policy context and the global policy context of a changing climate.