The desert. A non-zone for hospitals? I already did two portraits about remote hospitals in desert zones: the group of 5 in the Atacama Desert in Chile and the one I found in the mongolian Gobi Desert. Hospitals are like scorpions; they live almost everywhere, they survive temperatures between −31 to 50 °C (Repetek Desert, Turkmenistan) […]Read more "Sand flies, flatworms and the Sahara Hospital"
My hospital experience as an employee is Swiss based. Size: some 300 beds & 1000 employees, a public hospital in Zurich. This time I searched for the most hospital beds available under «one roof» worldwide for my blog series about hospitals. And I landed in China. In the provincial capital Zhengzhou, Henan, China I found this […]Read more "7000 beds. Henan province. Nĭ hăo."
When my mother became a master scuba diver with almost sixty years the sport spread within my brain as a keyword. Even if she doesn’t dive anymore I am sensitive about words related to diving so I was attracted lately by «Dive Medicine» and my blog energy was activated: 1968, Durham, North Carolina. The today’s […]Read more "Doctors for divers. Dive medicine."
The human-centered design became the ISO 13407 standard (human-centered design processes for interactive systems) in 1999 and has been revised into ISO 9241-210 in 2010: Abstract: Provides requirements and recommendations for human-centred design principles and activities throughout the life cycle of computer-based interactive systems. It is intended to be used by those managing design processes, […]Read more "Orlando. The Woman-Centric Hospital."
Christmas Island, Indian Ocean, at the top of a 50 million-year-old extinct volcano. This island with a plateau of 361 metres has a 80 kilometres coastline. An australian territory (since 1958), some 2650 kilometres north west of Perth, covering an area of 135 square kilometres. About the name? Captain William Mynors of the East India Ship Company […]Read more "Millions of Red Crabs & the Hospital"
The year comes to an end. I did a lot of (healthcare) projects in 2016 – like the worldwide premiere of the botscamp. When I looked back these days what happened I was thinking about a timeline, about history. As the blogger for unusual, disruptive or remarkable hospitals I had the idea to look for […]Read more "Founded in 1123. A hospital in London."
Several years ago in Toronto. I tested my nerves 342 meters above ground. Standing unplugged on the glass floor in the CN Tower. October 18, 2015. 351 patients arrive before 6 a.m. from three old sites in Toronto at the new hospital at 1235 Wilson Ave. «The patients are so excited, they’ve been up since […]Read more "Digital. Hospital. Sensational."