Hospital construction: infection prevention through architecture? -- MEDICA Trade Fair

Hospital construction: infection prevention through architecture?

Interview with M. Eng. /M. Arch. Wolfgang Sunder, Institute for Industrial Building and Construction Design (IIKE), Technical University (TU) Braunschweig, Germany

01/09/2017

Image: Smiling man with greyblack hair and suite - Wolfgang Sunder; Copyright: private

Wolfgang Sunder; © private

Image: Hospital room with three beds; Copyright: Panthermedia.net/logoboom

Rooms with two or more beds are common practice in hospitals. The reason for this often is the available space. But they have one disadvantage: patients get in contact with each other here and possibly infect each other; ©Panthermedia.net/ logoboom

Image: Single room with a window in a hospital; Copyright: panthermedia.net/epstock

Contagious patients can be isolated well in single rooms. But is this also possible in rooms with other patients?; ©panthermedia.net/ epstock

Image: Man with glasses and beard - Timo Roth; Copyright: B. Frommann

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