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Introducing Prefabricated Healthcare Pods

The Covid-19 pandemic has adjusted many healthcare norms. For instance, the use of telemedicine technologies that provide secure electronic conferencing from patient to practitioner has jumped from 1% of all appointments to 46.2% in the last year.

Yet it’s clear that this new utility has been integrated in pursuit of several pressing necessities. These include the ability to reduce unnecessary transmission of the virus, increasing the ability to keep a clinically clean environment, and for healthcare providers to attend to the most amount of people in the shortest amount of time without reducing standards of care.

For this reason, prefabricated healthcare pods are the next step in providing immediate, hygienic, useful and totally secure bedside healthcare.

These rapidly deployable healthcare pod solutions have been key in retrofitting hospital ward environments to restrain the spread of Covid-19. However, they also serve a purpose for managing hospital overflow, as these 3.6m x 3m acute care rooms offer an immediate means of providing more secure, safe, clean space for practitioners to apply their care.

How can prefabricated healthcare pods ease strain?

Using DIRTT modular technology, both the strain of overflowing wards and the necessity of immediately retrofitting wards to ensure hygienic separation can be soothed in a matter of days.

For instance, these modular builds can help adapt non-medical spaces to spaces fit to serve a patient. They achieve this by using conversions (both lower and higher acuity units), turning cold shell spaces to isolation, triage or overflow areas, and can ensure that a wide variety of buildings, like gyms or public halls, can be used to meet excess patient levels.

What are the benefits of using prefabricated healthcare pods and isolated pods?

First, the adaptability of these healthcare pods is something to be admired. Triage centres, drive-through testing suites, lab stations and isolation rooms can all be built within these modular dividers while ensuring cleanliness and utility are prioritized.

However, they can also be used as exam rooms, diagnostic labs, and rooms to comfortably store patients both short-term and long-term. As medicine and patient care encompass a wide variety of treatments and procedures, these healthcare pods are designed to work with the individualized needs of the provider. For instance, walls, doors, power, and medical gas systems can all be customized and integrated for the most optimal fitting.

How are they utilised?

Prefabricated healthcare pods have been designed with two priorities in mind – total utility, and total cleanliness. This means that the many healthcare provisions can be carried out within them in a sterilized setting, while also preventing the spread of illnesses and disease. Isolation pods also provide privacy, which is of course essential when applying careful and respectful medical care.

Of course, the real benefit of healthcare pods is their wide variety of customization options and their flexibility. This puts the power in the hands of medical practitioners who are the real experts in knowing how best to apply medical care. In that respect, the fully modular design works wonders.

Not only this, but this technology has been used to install three-room clinics within shipping containers, showing just how versatile these products are. One can only imagine just how versatile they could be when shipped abroad and used in developing countries suffering from a lack of effective healthcare infrastructure.

How is deployment handled?

Isolation pods are built with advanced precision within controlled factors offered by Architectural Wallsz. They can be crafted and custom-fit in just a few days, meaning that the turnaround for essential need is reliably and quickly met. This also means that they can be purchased to demand rather than needing to be purchased in volume. As the Covid-19 pandemic has proven, empowering healthcare departments and their associated budgets the ability to scale flexibly can work wonders.

Furthermore, deployment is handled with disassembly in mind, meaning that healthcare pods can be used as both temporary and permanent solutions alike. Thanks to this solution being both scalable and uniquely reconfigurable, even five-room isolation pod setups are liable to be viewed with appreciation by hospitals and clinics up and down the country.

What’s included in this service?

For each of the healthcare pods, nursing pods, and isolation pods, a range of different options are available. Included in the service will often be delivery, construction of the pod, arrangement so that trade services can properly integrate utilities, (such as a rough-in for electric, network and plumbing needs), and more.

More Information on Our Range of Healthcare & Isolation Pods

If you are a healthcare professional who is interested in setting up another base, pod or hospital area and to learn more, feel free to contact us direct and request a quote to get started. Contact us today by visiting the Architectural Wallsz website. We would be more than happy to work with you to give you the support you need throughout every phase of the construction.

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