Hospital Office Development puts NHS staff at the Centre of the Design Process
Publication Date: Jul 2019, Building Better Healthcare
Publication Description: The need to put patients at the heart of healthcare design is widely accepted. But sometimes the impact these buildings have on the people who work in them day in, day out, is somewhat overlooked. Now a flagship project at Hull Royal Infirmary is changing that – and putting staff right at its heart.
Attractive Rural Location for PMLD Facility
Publication Date: Jul 2019, The Network – Journal of the Design in Mental Health Network
Publication Description: Westwood Care and Support Group, a Yorkshire-headquartered care provider, has recently internally refurbished and reconfigured two two-storey buildings on the former Huntercombe mental healthcare site at Market Weighton in Yorkshire, to provide new purpose-designed units – one for residential, and one for respite care, for patients with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) and complex physical needs.
Taylor-made Facility for PMLD Patients
Publication Date: May 2019, HEJ – Health Estate Journal
Publication Description: Westwood Care and Support Group, a Yorkshire-headquartered care provider, has recently completed the internal refurbishment and reconfiguration of two two-storey buildings located on the former Huntercombe mental healthcare site at Market Weighton in Yorkshire’s East Riding to provide new purpose-designed units.
Extensive Refurb Project Transforms Hull Facility
Publication Date: Apr 2019, The Network – Journal of the Design in Mental Health Network
Publication Description: Alessandro Caruso Architects (ACA), has deployed its extensive healthcare design expertise to mastermind the £500,000 refurbishment of an inpatient unit for older people in Hull that predominantly houses patients with organic mental health problems.
Collaborative Design In An Extra Care Development
Publication Date: Jul 2018, Care & Dementia Environments Conference
Publication Description: During the Care & Dementia Environments conference in March, Alessandro Caruso, co-founder of Alessandro Caruso Architects and Interiors and Nicola Taylor, head of care services, Abbeyfield, discussed the collaborative design of Fern House, an extra care development in West Yorkshire.
Co-author: Nicola Taylor
Why Design is Integral to Mental Health Services
Publication Date: Feb 2018, Design in Mental Health Network
Publication Description: On behalf of the Design in Mental Health Network, Alex Caruso explains how designing facilities appropriately can improve safety and patient outcomes, as well as benefit the mental health of patients.
Designing for Recovery – Key Elements to Consider
Publication Date: Jan 2016, The Network – Journal of the Design in Mental Health Network
Publication Description: A debate between an Architect and a Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Provider around good recovery environments and what makes them, what can the design community do to create them to influence the speed of recovery.
Co-author: Andrew Frankel-Caine
Alessandro Caruso: The Accidental Healthcare Architect
Publication Date: Oct 2015, Eco for sustainable design – Ecophon Cover Healthcare 2015
Publication Description: A serious motorcycle accident gave him the mission to improve healthcare environments for patients. Today, UK based architect Alessandro Caruso is committed to creating healing environments for the healthcare industry.
Fledgling Healthcare Architectural Firm’s Success is Evidence of Market Strength
Publication Date: Jan 2015, Building Better Healthcare
Publication Description: Update on the healthcare market.
Care UK Spearheads New Approach to Mental Health Design
Publication Date: Jun 2014, Building Better Healthcare
Publication Description: As care pathways have changed to support patient recovery, so too has the design of mental health environments.
New Architectural Practice to Further Healthcare Design Excellence
Publication Date: Feb 2014, Building Better Healthcare
Publication Description: Alessandro Caruso has set up a new practice which will focus primarily on health and social care facilities.
A New Era for Healthcare Developments
Publication Date: Sep 2013, Building Better Healthcare
Publication Description: The £3.4m development is being delivered in four phases and includes refurbishment of the existing Health Centre along with a new-build annex which now houses two GP practices. The facility will also provide space for community healthcare services.
New Mental Health Facility Challenges the Guidelines
Publication Date: May 2013, Building Better Healthcare
Publication Description: A ground-breaking joint venture aimed at creating a blueprint for the future delivery of mental health services has led to the construction of a flagship new step-down facility in Horsham, West Sussex.
On The Spot
Publication Date: Nov 2012, Yorkshire Post
Publication Description: Personal Profile.
Glenfield Hospital’s Paediatric Intensive Care Unit Expansion
Publication Date: Oct 2012, Building Better Healthcare
Publication Description: Design Special report.
Learning Disability Centre Sets Precedent for Future Design
Publication Date: Mar 2012, Building Better Healthcare
Publication Description: Efforts by trusts in the north of England to vastly improve inpatient services for people with learning disabilities has led to the development of a purpose-built facility in Hull.
Publication Date: Jun 2018, HealthInvestor UK
Publication Description: The term ‘future-proof’ may be bandied about in health and care, but what do facilities designed to stand the test of time really look like? Sarah Williams takes a look across the sector.