Focus: Facility Design and Infection Control

Design and effective decontamination can help prevent spread of infection in healthcare facilities

October 3, 2017

Hospitals should design facilities and infection control routines for a world that no longer has effective antibiotics, according to an article on the Medical Life Sciences News website.

Many hospitals  are becoming old and worn out. Therefore, we now have the chance to build properly from an infection control point of view, according to the authors of a new dissertation from Lund University in Sweden.

The dissertation includes studies on the planning and construction process of the new infection clinic at Skåne University Hospital in Malmö.

The hospital combined knowledge about construction from the time before antibiotics were used in healthcare with the latest requirements for a modern and well-functioning hospital. 

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