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Title: Optimising hospital designs and processes to improve efficiency and enhance the user experience
Author: Greenroyd, Fraser L.
ISNI:       0000 0004 7657 2697
Awarding Body: Loughborough University
Current Institution: Loughborough University
Date of Award: 2018
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The health sector is facing increasing pressure to provide effective, efficient, and affordable care to the population it serves. The National Health Service (NHS) of the United Kingdom (UK) has regularly faced scrutiny with NHS England being issued a number of challenges in recent years to improve operational efficiency, reduce wasted space, and cut expenditure. The most recent challenge issued to NHS England has seen a requirement to save £5bn per annum by 2020, while reducing wasted space from 4.4% to 2.5% across the NHS estate. Similarly, satisfaction in the health service is also under scrutiny as staff retention and patient experiences are used in determining the performance of facilities.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: EPSRC ; BuroHappold Engineering Ltd
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Healthcare design ; Wayfinding ; Healthcare simulation ; Healthcare optimisation ; Healthcare operational modelling