A present matter in the planning of The New Hospital and New Psychiatry Bispebjerg is whether the help of the younger generation can create a better hospital. If a group of young people visit the hospital every once in a while to suggest new ideas and challenge the old ones, maybe the hospital being built will be better than anyone ever imagined it would be.
Incorporating the youth
This idea of inviting the younger generation to visit the hospital so they can provide new and improved suggestions that may benefit the hospital is being discussed in the building organisation currently.
"The youth may suggest we try out wacky new ideas for example giving every patient in the hospital an iPad rather than a television because iPads can do a lot more than a television. It allows people to work whilst being in the hospital and they can still use their social network," says Lisbeth Blak-Lunddahl, PA in the Bispebjerg Project and continues:
"These suggestions may never have been suggested in hospitals before and could improve the hospitals reputation and provide it with lots of good feedback from the people who visit it."
We have to look forwardThere is already a group of twenty leaders and employees at the hospital and psychiatry making decisions about the building project but what is wanted is more youth with more varied ideas. The age group hoping to be tackled is spread out from the age of 16-25, this way there will be lots of ideas that can be incorporated in The New Hospital and New Psychiatry Bispebjerg.
"The future is the young people in which case involving them now would really benefit the hospital. Younger minds will help us learn about technology that can be used at the hospital to create better means of leisure for patients and better ways of communication for doctors," Lisbeth Blak-Lunddahl explains.
By Harriet Chaplin, student of Copenhagen International School