HEY! my thesis topic is medical mall which is actually a mall with a hospital & a guest house for patient's.
Its concept is that as loads of people come to india for medical treatments due to less cost of them... so a hospital, a mall with all drug store n nutrition stores etc.. please help to get requirements & live study in India.
I would research the hospitality industry. Cornell and Columbia Universities both have lots of information on hospitality. You can actually make a recovery hospital like a hotel. There can be a place people walk to for different types of food (food court in a mall) or room service like a hotel. That is where I would start for the "hotel" portion - more boutique hotel then hospital or hotel.
Then research retail space. You can have the boutique hotel as an "anchor store" and the inside walking mall you can add healing gardens - evidence based design for healing environments.
I hope this helps.
Darlene Wilson, MSN, BS, RN
i think it's about supporting medical tourism industry. great. good luck.
Yes, of course it is about medical tourism. I imagine most tourist want a luxurious place to stay, they may also want to have staff available to treat them (change bandages, give pain medication etc. as needed). To have a hospital recovery facility - that isn't a hospital, I would recommend looking at the high end hotel industry - for inspiration. That is where many of the people who travel and pay cash for cosmetic procedures like to stay. It sounds like
Ishani might have a Mall type facility, one of the larger sq ft end (or anchor stores as we call them in the US) could potentially be redesigned into the hotel/recovery/boutique space and the interior parts of the Mall can be the pharmacy, clothing, food etc. stores.
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I wish you the best of luck with your idea and project. It is very doable.
Indeed...the platinum j. hospital in Nairobi did that 10yrs a go.......a new 5 stars bed facility, a food court a laundromat,a ladies parlore,a bank and then you have the city park across and ofcource street vendores. The hospital authority would be the right people to talk to for the DO;s and DON;TS
hey!! thanks alot 2 all.... thanks Darlene i will surely need ur help will contact you soon..