What are the major responsibilities of hospital planner?
A hospital planner has multiple responsibilities pertaining to hospital planning and design
Pre design, conceptualization of the project
• Land requirement and location analysis
• Service mix decision
• Budgetary estimates
• Business plan preparation and assess break even and profitability analysis
Preparation of architects brief and detailed analysis of services and facilities that need to be designed
Assist the architects in preparation of a functional and sustainable design
Medical equipment planning and integrating it with the design
Hospital services planning and integrating it with the design
Coordination with different agencies like architects, clients, engineers, project management teams etc
Hospital operationalisation planning.
How hospital planner supporting hospital industry in emerging markets?
Medical science is an ever growing and dynamic science. It grows rapidly. The clients requirements and the clinical requirements also advances rapidly. The hospital planner need to remain abreast with this ever changing situation and review the hospital planning requirements constantly.
What should be the parameters while deciding on hospital planner?
He/She should be a medical graduate with a post graduation is hospital planning and management, especially from reputed institutes like AIIMS, PGI Chandigarh and the likes. He/She should also possess a good rich experience in planning and design of hospitals of different types.
How hospital planners has participated in evolving new trends in hospital industry?
Hospital Planners with their rich knowledge and experience have added value and recent trends in hospital planning and design. For example the recent changes in modular operating room planning has evolved as a game changer in hospital design. Similarly planning of robotic centers and hybrid CATH labs etc have been great achievements in recent hospital planning process.
What kind of education a prospective health planner should have ,in order to excel in the industry?
He /She should be at least a medical graduate with a post graduate in hospital planning and management from reputed institutions like AIIMS and the likes.