Intended for healthcare professionals

Book Book

50 Years of Ideas in Health Care Buildings

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 15 July 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:182
  1. David Williams, former general practitioner
  1. Holywell, Flintshire

    Susan Francis, Rosemary Glanville, Ann Noble, Peter Scher

    Nuffield Trust, £20, pp 68

    ISBN 1 902089 20 0

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    Many of us will spend our last weeks of life in a six bedded bay of a hospital ward. Will there be a view from the window? How far will it be to the toilet and will it be occupied on arrival? Will the nurse be able to see me and I her? Suddenly, architecture matters. Read this book to discover why treatment rooms were introduced and why every bay does not have its own …

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