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Refurbishment Begins on Healthcare Building

The Willmott Dixon Community Healthcare Campus brings together a set of initiatives that provide a glimpse of what the patient experience of local healthcare will be in the next twenty years when an older population puts the emphasis on technology that encourages assistance in the home. Willmott Dixon and project partner Primary Asset are hoping the campus will give a valuable insight to the healthcare industry.

Michael Clarke, Health Sector Manager at Willmott Dixon says,' The ageing society poses a tremendous challenge to the delivery of healthcare. Between now and 2031 the number of people over 64 will increase from 9.5 million to 15 million, within that age bracket the number of those who are dependent on care will rise from 2.5 million to 4 million. The way health care is currently delivered through the NHS will no longer be a viable option. A new age of health care that supports individuals in managing their conditions more independently by utilising health clinics and their home represents the future - this is what we will demonstrate with the Willmott Dixon Community Healthcare Campus'.

The Campus, which will be launched at BRE's INSITE09 event 1-4 June, will also demonstrate some ideas as to how zero carbon can be achieved, as per the NHS's 2018 target. It aims to illustrate the concept of ‘assisted living', where future healthcare technology will allow people to be monitored remotely in their homes and avoiding unnecessary trips to local healthcare clinics that will be stretched owing to the aging population. The Campus will also feature;

  • a smart reception area incorporating a smart card system that links to a patients online medical history - the card prompts any checks or tests required by the user such as blood pressure and sugar levels which are automatically taken before their appointment.
  • A telecare monitoring area that links to the Osborne Assisted Living home (one of the demonstration homes also on the BRE Innovation Park)
  • a pharmacy of the future
  • passively ventilated consulting rooms
  • a carbon neutral non-invasive suite
  • 2nd floor covered roof terrace that incorporates a fitness area and a healthy food growing area

During the INSITE09 event, the Campus will link to a Mobile Operating Theatre Unit which will be on site over the four days of the event.

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