Today we began the day with a tour of Florida Hospital Centre – Daytona Beach. There were a few stand out things in this one. The tour was with the COO – Operations Manager and he just had an amazing relationship with the staff, everyone was happy and they all were there to greet us at each department and then move us through. Incredible state of the art technology as it has only been open for 5 months.
The overall buildings, 3 in total 8 storey IPU, central core, offices
The main lobby
Typical bedroom headwall – not as ‘spa’ like as the other one.
Fully functioning ED waiting room – not a person in site.
ED staff station
CV Operating Theatre (CVOR)
ED bed bay – no curtains – all private and walled
Clean Air Operating Theatre
Theatres corridor – natural light
Healing Gardens between buildings
From that we went back to the Convention Centre. On the way, would you beleive it, I met someone from Uganda. More about her when I finish the conference I think.
Chris and I participated in a workshop. Which was pretty good, got some good points to help us ensure the clinical team and design team stick together and how we can ensure that colaboration and integaration of a project team can work.
Following we had the keynote speaker – Micheal Graves, who knew how spirited this mans was.
A panel discussion in the evening about Healthcare REdesign and what clinical and architectural people thought of the direction of healthcare and where planning and modelling should be heading.
Another full packed day. As well as all this we have to make sure that we network, so every spare minute was talking to someone new – catching up with some people that we have met along the way, Chris and I only seem to see eachother at pickup and dropoff