Diverse approaches are being implemented worldwide to improve and maintain access to modern standards of healthcare.

There isn’t a one size fits all solution to the demands being placed on healthcare providers worldwide. The globally recognised challenges such as population growth, ageing populations and increasingly prominent conditions like diabetes and dementia have different implications depending on a nation’s stage of healthcare development. In many countries giving everyone access to basic healthcare is still a challenge.

Market context

All nations share the desire to deliver quality healthcare as efficiently as possible.

In China this means effective delivery of large new hospitals, each with comprehensive medical services able to meet the varying demands of large numbers of people. In developing countries, resources need to be carefully invested in the upgrade and development of new facilities and the expansion of services overall. By comparison, countries like the UK are reinventing how healthcare should be provided in the future. Modern strategies take care closer to people’s homes and involve construction of tailored care environments that suit the needs of different conditions.

Many innovations in healthcare provision involve partnerships between business and public sector organisations, with new technologies helping to drive efficiencies and improve the quality, timing and location of care.

As services transition, this is having an impact on the healthcare real estate owned by governments. They have a huge opportunity to “right size” their healthcare estate to more nimbly respond to primary care needs, at the same time as releasing capital to fund improvements to the remaining estate.

Meeting the challenges

We continue to work around the globe on diverse healthcare construction projects. Primary locations currently are China, Australia, Europe and Africa, while the number and size of projects in Latin America also continue to grow.

On major programmes and projects we play a significant central role, frequently directing building works within a live care environment and taking responsibility for ensuring the safety, security and dignity of patients is maintained at all times.

We also provide strategic consultancy advice on the development of improvement plans and the optimisation of assets. Our strategies demonstrate how quality healthcare can be provided through holistic plans that address estate modernisation, regeneration of surplus assets, maximising of income and implementation of operational cost efficiencies.

When properties are transferred to different uses, selected for upgrade or put up for sale, we support their development to the necessary standards, also ensuring the  associated property data is in a good condition.

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