In 2020, the UK government committed to building a raft of new hospitals as part of a £3.7 billion package. But do we really need them?
If hospitals are places one visits to be fixed, why not concentrate on how best to prevent us from becoming broken in the first place? Caring for our health - both physical and mental - when we’re designing buildings and places must be our priority. After all, prevention is better than cure.
Consider the barbershop and its positive effect on men’s mental health. Even the NHS recognises it, to the point of launching a training session for barbers last year, helping them spot the early signs of ill-health.
Join us for a lively debate hosted by Ewan Graham (Partner & Healthcare sector lead at Hawkins\Brown), and his eclectic panel of speakers:
- Dr Rachel Clarke, author and palliative care doctor
- Hilary Evans, Chief Executive, Alzheimer’s Research UK
- Rama Gheerawo, Director, Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, Royal College of Art
- Tim Goodacre, Vice President, Royal College of Surgeons
- Marian Ridley, Director, Evelina London
Tickets to the live stream are available now via the Book Now button.
- Thursday 24 June 2021
- 17:00 - 19:30
The Foundling Museum, 40 Brunswick Square