Healthcare designer Maria Ionescu tells Healthcare Design how her experience with SARS influenced her reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic
Singapore is a country with a plan when it comes to preparing for and managing pandemic. The small city-state put in place Disease Outbreak Response System Condition (DORSCON), a national prevention and response plan, soon after the SARS epidemic in 2003.
Maria is a senior medical planner, architect, and leader in the field of holistic healthcare design. She’s worked in North America, the UK, and Singapore, and her core goal is to make multi-purpose healthcare spaces that serve patients better.