Building a futureproof healthcare system

Today, the British healthcare system is faced with multiple pressures.

An uncertain political landscape poses questions about future availability of funding and staff. And, while Philip Hammond claimed an end to austerity in his latest budget; availability of resource still remains tight.

Within this context, the healthcare system must also face the reality of an ageing population. That population is expected to reach more than 74 million by 2039; and, as it grows, its demographic proportions are shifting.

The construction industry has a vital role to play in helping to support the UK’s healthcare sector – but needs to work smarter. Keith Hayes, Healthcare Director at GRAHAM, looks at how the built environment can help deliver in times of need.