The healthcare sector is almost uniquely wide-ranging, covering the full spectrum of population and societal needs. From acute hospitals to age-care and retirement facilities, or healthcare training to research facilities, the healthcare sector’s requirements for physical infrastructure have changed over time and will continue to evolve into the future.
The roll-out of a nationwide network of primary care centres over the last decade is still ongoing. Large acute hospitals have also had to expand and upgrade as centres of excellence are concentrated across fewer locations for better treatment outcomes. Adding to existing large-scale facilities, in often busy sites that are already heavily-developed, presents particular planning challenges. Added to this is the need accommodate visitors and patients transport and parking requirements, where additional land for expansion is rarely available.
MKO have significant experience in the provision of services to development projects in the healthcare sector, including those on hospital campus environments, primary care centres, hospice care, day care centres, nursing home and sheltered housing. We will continue to provide a range of services to our clients in this sector to ensure a speedy and successful outcome through the planning process.