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."
Orkney. The ferry from John o’Groats in northern Scotland to Burwick in southern Orkney takes some 40 minutes for the closest distance between the two islands – some 14 km. The discovery campaign says «This is my Orkney». 70 islands, an area of 990 km2, a population of some 21’000 people. There is a lot […]Read more "70 islands, 10’000 years of history, 14 km north of main Scotland"
As a kid I was totally fascinated about the discovery of Cape Horn, Cabo de Hornos. Willem Corneliszoon Schouten and Jacques Le Maire were charged by the Dutch East India Company to find a new route to the Pacific and Spice Islands. And they did on January 29th 1616 with 87 men and two ships […]Read more "Sailors plagued by scurvy dreamed about that hospital"
2013 Fontainebleau, Paris. When I met Eva Mwai at the INSEAD’s executive programme «Innovate Health for Tomorrow» she presented an early healthcare project status about reaching truck drivers in remote african areas. With self-serving boxes alongside some truckstops providing information, material and medication about awareness for public health and safer sex. Not only our Professor […]Read more "The clinic network for truck drivers and sex workers"
Minus 423 meters. 423 meters below sea level. The worldwide lowest point on dry land; the surface and shores of the Dead Sea between Israel, Jordan and the West Bank – about 67 km long, 18 km width. It’s the deepest hypersaline lake in the world too – 377 meters. A hypersaline lake shows a […]Read more "One of the lowest point on dry land clinics"
The Faroe Islands. The world’s most appealing destination. Archipelago with 18 islands covering 1399 km2.Highest mountain = 882 m. Population Feb 2014: 48’308 – 20’000 live in the metropolitan area of the capital Tórshavn. Self governing region of the Kingdom of Denmark since 1948. 2 minutes tourism movie here. Read about the history here; the […]Read more "One of the world smallest main hospitals"
The bactrian camel. Lives in the Gobi desert. Drinks up to 135 liters in 13 minutes, has a thick, shaggy coat. The last truly wild camel, endangered. (Photo Terry Allan, Your Shot) Khanbogd (King Bogd, the last king who died 1924), Mongolia. 7 minutes documentation* from Jonah M. Kessel. Article by Kit Gillet, NY Times. […]Read more "A hospital in the land of the bactrian camel next to a copper-gold mine"
September 2013. The new Samuel Simmonds Memorial Hospital in Barrow, Alaska opens the doors. Right from the beginning this hospital is a milestone in the arctic slope healthcare. I was touched to see this result driven by the ASNA Arcitc Slope Native Association. And I was touched because I have been there. I will never […]Read more "Colors, Lights and the Arctic Slope"
Miyako-jima Island, Southern Japan. Excellent beaches, with long fingers of land pointing out into the sea. Lying just offshore are four smaller islands, three of which are connected to the main island by bridges. Some 200 miles due east of the northern tip of Taiwan. There is only one City: Miyako – 52’000 people on the […]Read more "Splashing water, the clinic in one pocket"