The first step to any properly designed hospital is a solid discussion with the investor to understand his vision, and the market in which the facility is to be set up. It is on this basis that a design evolves in a manner which harmoniously combines vision and need.
A design which complements its need
This initial stages of a medical planning exercise involve the development of a concept design. This is a generalised plan of the entire facility, which sets out to determine which medical specialities and departments shall have a place within the project.
This conceptual design sets out functional relationships between departments, which thus give way to horizontal and vertical arrangement of spaces within the building. The investor sees, the initial shapes and schematics which shall give birth to his vision.
The conceptual design explores and determines the size of the areas taken up by individual departments, based on a judicious exercise which matches throughput, patient volume, and best patient outcomes.