Eradicating the stigma associated with Dementia design
Becky Smith, Architect, Leonard Design Architects
Our speech will focus on the common dissatisfactions associated with the UK standard of dementia design and how a ‘one size solution’ (as is commonly reflective of most UK nursing homes) does not fit all. Using inspiration from the world’s most recognised award winning dementia villages and homes, we assess how the stigma associated with nursing homes can be eradicated to provide purpose built care environments which speak about life and living not simply about the demand for nursing beds. We will touch upon Church Farm Care’s model of living and dementia care and reflect how this is comparable to some of the world’s best examples.
Meeting healthcare’s carbon reduction target
Carl McKenzie, Principal, Elementa Consulting
The subject relates to global climate change and the devastating negative impact on human health due to predicted temperature rise.
Healthcare facilities and their associated sites / estates are unique in that they generally operate 24 hours a day for 365 days a year, and therefore have a higher utilization than most other building types. The World Health Organisation has set out a call for action from the healthcare sector, setting targets, which has influenced healthcare performance guidance and legislation.
The presentation examines the carbon emissions and energy utilisation targets from the UK and other regions, and the more recent recognition of a healthcare climate crisis. The presentation will review fabric energy performance, net zero hospitals, energy efficiency and the emerging field of whole life carbon in the drive to meet healthcare carbon reduction goal.