Friday, January 28, 2011

new hospital news

Due to open this year is Qatar's largest and most modern healthcare facility: Al Wakra Hospital. The hospital will have the latest, "state-of-the-art" technology, and will be the first hospital in Qatar to have a pneumatic tube system. The pneumatic tubes will be installed along with "specially designed ceilings with sceneries of a blue sky and palm trees to create a pleasant atmosphere and give a psychological boost to the patients".

Other hospitals around the world are receiving new pneumatic tube treatment. Along with computer panels installed at the foot of each new bed, an ICU unit in West Virginia has also installed pneumatic tube systems, because "sometimes a couple of minutes makes a difference". New systems are linking clinics in Beloit Memorial Hospital and Beloit Clinic, in Wisconsin, and older systems are being upgraded in Geisinger Medical Centre, in Danville, Virginia. One new hospitals' renovation including a pneumatic tube system, in Gardner, Massachusetts, made one nurse feel as if she was "on an other planet". A little sci-fi futuristic utopia appearing in our hospitals perhaps?

Image from MedGadget.

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