HKS (Dallas) and Arup (London) released a new report for hospital executives, facility directors, planners, and designers that outlines seven principles for pandemic-resilient facility design.

The report, “The Pandemic-Resilient Hospital: How Design Can Help Facilities Stay Operational and Safe,” features insights from an interdisciplinary team of architects, engineers, clinicians, and medical planners on how hospital systems can create a flexible and resilient hospital campus, as well as provides facility investment considerations when designing spaces that address the needs for infectious disease care and overall healthcare priorities amid pandemics.

The seven principles look at considerations on a campus, system, building, unit and room level, and highlight design features, including addressing patient surge as well as infection control measures for air and surfaces.

For information on the report, go to here.