In order to perform effectively when shocks and stresses hit, healthcare systems and their supporting infrastructure need to be designed with resilience in mind. For Arup, resilience involves designing and implementing infrastructure solutions that can withstand various impacts, including natural disasters, pandemics, and technological failures. This encompasses structural integrity, redundant systems for critical utilities and monitoring and control mechanisms to detect and mitigate issues. Our innovative and strategiesprioritise flexibility, adaptability, and sustainability, ensuring healthcare facilities remain operational even under difficult conditions.

In addition to designing for resilience we can also assist with studies and modelling analysis to assist in the decision making processes for investors. Scenario modelling can demonstrate the impact of a particular emergency, identifying where additional capacity could be most effectively developed. We use our logistics expertise to help clients develop crisis-ready supply chains and to identify and mitigate gaps in supply chain infrastructure. 

People skills

Healthcare resilience isn’t simply about maintaining the day-to-day operation of surgeries or hospitals. Healthcare professionals play a vital role in ensuring the delivery of essential services, particularly during emergencies. We help teams to implement technologies and systems to streamline healthcare workflows, optimise resource allocation, backed by clear and effective communications. This inclusive approach ensures facilities  can offer continuity of performance and are ready to respond to unforeseen challenges.