Since 2011, the Wolfson Economics Prize has created a platform for fresh thinking which can challenge orthodoxy in economics and public policy.
Our first symposium for 2022 will host one of the five shortlisted finalists for the 2021 Wolfson Economics Prize, addressing the question of How would you design and plan new hospitals to radically improve patient experiences, clinical outcomes, staff wellbeing, and integration with wider health and social care?
A Well-Placed Hospital proposition is a manifesto for the reintegration of hospitals within the town and population they serve, reaping multifaceted rewards for the patients, the staff, and the location, together with systematic health and social care reform and reorganisation of the workforce. The reconfiguration of acute hospital services into a new spatial brief.
The Well-Placed Hospital describes an idea and a process, not a developed design, and is applicable to a wide range of economic and geographic settings.
The manifesto was applied at a high level to six case study towns. Following a review of over 200 hospital locations by combining open-source data mapping with the expertise of team members. If progressed, would share some common characteristics; 100% single beds in smaller, disaggregated facilities.
You will hear from:
1. Mungo Smith
Role: Founding director of MAAP Architects, Sydney
2. Jamie Bishop
Director of Fleet Architects, London
3. Anthony Farnsworth
Former Director of Commissioning, and CEO, of Torbay and Southern Devon Health and Care NHS Trust, London
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