Redesigning the Ambulance at the Design Museum
The centre's Redesign of the Emergency Ambulance project has been selected as one of the nominations for the Design Museum's Designs of the Year 2012 exhibition and awards in the Transport category. This prestigious award recognises the best in international design from the last 12 months.
Our mobile demonstrator unit will be on show at the Design Museum together with the other nominations from 8 February until 15 July. The awards ceremony will be held during the last week of April when winners from each category and an overall winner will be announced.
Entries are nominated in seven categories by a panel of distinguished design experts who put forward designs that they believe have broken new ground in the last year. From those nominations, a shortlist of around 100 projects was drawn up for the exhibition at the Design Museum. The categories are Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Furniture, Graphics, Product and Transport.
The Redesign of the Ambulance is the latest project emerging from a body of work in emergency healthcare that the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design has been leading for the past six years. The project aims to improve the patient experience and enhance clinical efficiency by providing a better treatment space with improved equipment and technology.
This new design provides an improved layout geared with the necessary technology and equipment for paramedics to work effectively and achieve a reduction in total hospital admissions of up to 60 per cent and cost savings of more than £30 million.
See Telegraph blog on the Designs of the Year 2012 Awards showcase here.