Locally Relevant, Future Ready Healthcare

The next generation of healthcare buildings will be very different from those built in the past, and those we are familiar with today. How can we design and plan buildings for the future?

A revolution in building design is already underway – largely prompted by an acceleration of technological innovation, changing population demographics, shifts in expectations of how healthcare should be provided and environmental considerations. 

There is no doubt that improving access to healthcare in Africa is a massive task. But, when it comes to developing new facilities, part of the challenge stems from the many remote and rural areas that require these services, as well as the high costs generally associated with such projects.

In this series of videos we take an in-depth look at the challenges facing the development of healthcare facilities in Africa today.

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Laura Swanepoel, head of healthcare, building services, WSP in Africa
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Jabulile Nhlapo, mechanical engineer and healthcare specialist
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Greg Rice, sustainability consultant and healthcare specialist
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Craig Blankers, mechanical engineer and healthcare specialist
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Hennie van Zyl, electrical engineer and healthcare specialist
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Mofenyi Maimela, wet services engineer and healthcare specialist
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Emile Coetzer, mechanical engineer and healthcare specialist

Find out more about WSP in Africa's healthcare services:

Healthcare Advisory Services

We deliver a comprehensive range of advisory services to support our clients in all aspects of the funding, delivery and operation of healthcare estates. As a trusted partner to health care provider organisations around the world, we deliver a comprehensive range of advisory services to support our clients in all aspects of the funding, delivery and operation of healthcare estates.

We base our thinking on both current and future needs to ensure the solutions we deploy will be relevant in years to come. This ‘Future Ready’ approach ensures that large capital programmes have genuine longevity, with flexibility designed-in, in readiness for tomorrow’s challenges in terms of health trends, changing demographics, technological advances and climate change.

We bring together our 48,000 staff, based in more than 550 offices, across 40 countries to provide engineering and multidisciplinary services in a vast array of industry sectors, with a focus on technical excellence and client service.  

In Africa, our 650 strong team of engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, as well as environmental experts, provide services to transform the built environment and restore the natural environment.  

Operating from South Africa, our unique combination of specialist skills, backed by global reach, enables us to offer a combination of the latest thinking and best client service – whatever and wherever the challenge. 

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