Make It Better at the Hunterian Museum
The Make It Better exhibition, showcasing work from the DOME (Designing Out Medical Error) project, was set against the backdrop of historic surgical innovations at the Royal College of Surgeons Hunterian Museum.
Cutting-edge outputs from research into the role design can play in improving patient safety was therefore displayed in close proximity to the leather examining coach used by Joseph Lister (1827-1912), pioneer of safer and cleaner hospitals. This is the centenary year of Lister's death.
President of the Royal College of Surgeons Norman Williams, Professor Charles Vincent of Imperial College London, and Paul Thompson, the Rector of the Royal College of Art, all spoke at the opening of the Make It Better exhibition.
The DOME designs include:
RCA Rector Paul Thompson told the audience at the Hunterian Museum: 'The world's greatest architect Frank Lloyd Wright once said that surgeons can bury their mistakes, but designers can only grow ivy over them. I am sure we don't want to grow ivy over any of the DOME design concepts on view tonight.'