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What does the hospital of the future look like? Like home

What does the hospital of the future look like? IQAir partnered with Beijing University Cancer Hospital to create that future for the hospital’s patients.

Beijing University Cancer Hospital has a special ward – as warm and comfortable as home.

Medical service providers are paying more attention to the experience of medical facilities and towards “patient-centered” care.1

This new shift in focus not only allows doctors to take care of those who count on their expertise but also ensures that people receiving care feel comfortable and cared for.

Beijing University Cancer Hospital and Glory Design worked with IQAir to create a hospital room that makes the person receiving care the most important part of the experience. 

IQAir contributed its technology to help build this foundation to help make care a more humane experience for both doctors and patients.

Design of the new patient-centered room

Every detail in the design of the hospital patient-centered room is intended to help provide the highest care.

Design of the new patient-centered room

Space for friends and family

The family should also feel cared for as they spend a long time with their loved ones in a place that could sometimes feel cold and unwelcoming.2

So the hospital designed resting areas and space for both the person receiving care and their family members, including sufficient space for a wheelchair.

Space for friends and family

Protecting those most vulnerable from air pollution and hospital-acquired infections (HAIs)

Patients are vulnerable to both air pollution and healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). Air pollution can make infections worse, and these issues can also affect families and visitors.3,4,5

The IQAir  GC™ MultiGas is intended to address both air pollution and HAIs.

This high-performance air purifier removes chemical odours and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) as well as 99.5% of airborne bacteria, allergens, and particulate matter.

This helps reduce air pollution that triggers infections and inflammation, helping prevent secondary infections that can occur in hospitals.

GC Multigas

IQAir also provides the AirVisual Pro air quality monitor to make sure that families and doctors can monitor the room’s air quality with real-time Indoor Air Quality data.

Enhancing the in-patient and family experience with crucial details

In addition to providing high quality air purification, this room’s enhanced design ensures the most delicate and detail-oriented experience both for patients and for their families:

  • Mobile power supply for consistent access to electronics
  • Antibacterial curtains for privacy and protection from airborne bacteria
  • Red, touch-free inductive bathroom water faucets for easy visibility and prevention of bacteria transfer
  • Protective outlet covers to prevent injury or shock
  • High temperature restrictions on water outlets to prevent burns  

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IQAir and Beijing University Cancer Hospital Make You Feel At Home

This partnership helps those receiving care and their families recover quickly and stay healthy by breathing the cleanest possible air and also ensures a productive working environment for top medical scholars, doctors, and staff.

This partnership allows IQAir and its hospital partners to increase quality of services while also providing the comfort many patients need to feel welcome and feel better.

IQAir is a Swiss-based air quality technology company that since 1963 empowers individuals, organizations and communities to breathe cleaner air through information, collaboration and technology solutions.

Article Resources

[1] What is patient-centered care? (2017).

[2] Boyle B. (2015). The critical role of family in patient experience. 

[3] HAI data. (2018). 

[4] Bauer RN, et al. (2012). Effects of air pollutants on innate immunity: The role of Toll-like receptors and nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain–like receptors. DOI: 10.1016/j.jaci.2011.11.004

[5] Post CM, et al. (2019). The ancestral environment shapes antiviral CD8+ T cell responses across generations. DOI: 10.1016/j.isci.2019.09.014

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