What will Canadian hospitals look like in the future?

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The Canadian hospital of the future will have mostly private rooms and a better layout to avoid the confusion and bottlenecks common in many facilities today, and it will be built using sustainable design principles so it can be adapted to meet subsequent needs. The details of this vision were sketched on Wednesday at the unveiling of Canada’s first national design guidelines for health-care facilities. They are contained in a 400-page document that will attempt to usher hospitals from an era of grey walls, multiple patients sharing sleeping areas and bathrooms and generally inefficient systems to an era defined by preventing illness, reducing the spread of hospital-acquired infections and building facilities designed around the needs of patients instead of doctors.
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