Bariatric Care

Advancing Bariatric Care

With 30% of the world’s population being overweight or obese, healthcare professionals must be ready to provide care for an increasing population of patients of size. From the maternity ward to the ICU, hospitals are facing unprecedented challenges as they adjust to accommodate a diverse set of unique medical needs.

Research1 shows that effective hospital design plays a crucial role in bariatric care, with proper equipment and standardised care protocols considered essential in providing the best physical and emotional care for patients.

 

References
1. Wignall D. Design as a Critical Tool in Bariatric Patient Care. Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology 2008;2(2):263-267

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