The climate crisis is a health emergency. And global healthcare systems are uniquely placed to provide leadership across society, leveraging scientific, economic, social and political influence to accelerate a transformation towards a net-zero health sector and wider world.
As has become tradition, the European Healthcare Design Congress 2021 was brought to a close with a ceremony to celebrate the winners of the European Healthcare Design Awards 2021, supported by Integrated Health Projects (IHP) and category sponsors Hoare Lea and Medical Architecture.
This keynote session featured three leading experts discussing many of today’s big healthcare and design challenges, including an emphasis on environmentally sustainable healthcare and regenerative architecture.
This keynote session was dedicated to UK health infrastructure and the New Hospital Programme – the UK Government’s commitment to build 40 new hospitals by 2030.
Charles Darwin’s interpreted observation that it’s neither the most intellectual nor the strongest of the species that survives but the species that is able best to adapt and adjust to the changing environment in which it finds itself was the final message of Royal College of Physicians’ president Dr Andrew Goddard’s keynote talk during the opening plenary of the 7th European Healthcare Design Congress.