‘Do we know which hospital to build and why we’re doing it’ was the title of a first day presentation by Stephen Wright, an independent consultant and Honorary Professor at The Bartlett School of Architecture – who has undertaken economic consultancy across both developed and developing countries, with institutions including the WHO, the European Commission, and the World Bank, as well as for companies and governments – at October’s ‘hybrid’ Healthcare Estates conference. HEJ editor, Jonathan Baillie, reports.
Stephen Wright began his conference address by explaining that he would be focusing on ‘the hospitals we should be building, and why we’re building them – from an international perspective’. He told delegates he had spent much of his working life overseas, the majority of it in healthcare. He said: “I’m thus interested in the ‘compare and contrast business’ with the UK. He