"The 50 metre corridor"
About: Bass Coast Health Bass Coast Health Wonthaggi 3995 http://www.gha2.net.au/BCH
Posted by Design (as ),
While waiting 2 hours to get advice about my shoulder in & outside of the waiting room, I noticed that the hospital staff had to walk this long corridor constantly. I thought maybe a teleporter at either end - worked on Star Trek; a constantly moving floor as at the airports; a number of seats, like on English stairwells, attached to the wall, finally a set of old fashions scooters, left at either end. Obviously they all had their problems.
Finally the solution: - Why are they going up and down this 50 metres all day & all night? If it is going to the staff canteen, how about having a canteen at either end. Couldn't be records, computers have solved that. I was a maintenance volunteer some years ago and have been in a canteen, surely 2 would be better.
The cold air conditioning in the waiting room, made me and another lady stand in the corridor. If you think I am wrong, please ask the 35 staff members an hour that walk this long corridor.
The doctors & nurses of your Wonthaggi Emergency Department saved my life 3 times maybe 4 in the last number of years. I have made it a point to tell the Office and even the other Wards of this fact.
Unnecessary walking wears staff out. In my opinion, something is wrong with your design.