Redesigning the UK Emergency Ambulance: Improving Mobile Emergency Healthcare

Silver
2012

Research shows that patients don’t need to be admitted to the hospital in about 50 percent of UK emergency calls. The outcome of this research initiative delivered a redesigned ambulance treatment space with better clinical efficiency and reduced health-care costs. This ambulance is a key element of a distributed model of health care allowing more cost-efficient use of specialist treatment centers instead of monolithic hospitals.

Credits: Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, RCA, Ed Matthews, Gianpaolo Fusari, Yusuf Muhammad, Royal College of Art - Vehicle Design Department, Prof. Dale Harrow, Peter Stevens, Richard Winsor, University of the West of England, Bristol, Prof. Jonathan Benger, supported by Dixie Dean, London Ambulance Service Advanced Paramedic, and Dominic King, Imperial College St Mary's Healthcare Trust
Corporate Sponsor: NHS London
Contact: Gianpaolo Fusari  gianpaolo.fusari@network.rca.ac.uk