This book is intended as a guide to the design process of a dialysis centre, and aims to ensure that the best possible environment is created for all treatment related activities, providing comfort and a sense of well-being for patients and staff, whilst ensuring compliance with hygiene standards and technical requirements. Guidance is also offered on how to achieve the most effective work organisation and the optimum use of resources.
This book is addressed to architects and project managers responsible for the budgeting, briefing, design and construction of dialysis centres. It is also addressed to anyone interested in learning more about the equipment, architecture, infrastructure and operation of dialysis centres. The ideas presented in this book are the result of the authors’ many years of experience in the design of dialysis centres across Europe, the Middle East and Africa as part of NephroCare, the Fresenius Medical Care service organisation for renal care.