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Jane McElroy, RIBA

Jane has over 25 years’ experience in healthcare, residential, corporate and community architecture. During the past fifteen years, she has focused primarily on healthcare projects ranging in scope from a highly acclaimed ambulatory care and diagnostic center to major academic teaching hospitals. In particular, she directs her efforts to initial briefing, user consultation, medical planning and the integration of these aspects within the broader design context, together with a focus on the human experiential aspects of healthcare buildings.

Jane has had the unique experience of working on several of the largest new medical centre projects in the UK and Ireland, including Children’s Hospital of Ireland and Royal Liverpool University Hospital, which has enabled her to amass a significant body of data and critical insights about this building type. She is an innovator in surgical suite design, the design of wards and patient rooms, and women’s and children’s facilities. She has been involved in several of the first schemes in the UK which have incorporated exclusively single patient rooms.

Jane is a member of the Executive Committee of Architects for Health.


Healthcare Estates, Caring for the Caregivers: Designing for Staff Wellbeing and Retention, Manchester, United Kingdom, October 2017

Healthy City Design, Designing for Disaster: A Conversation about Resilient Healthcare, London, United Kingdon, October 2017

China-UK Green Hospital Design and Service Management Summit, Hospitals of the Future: The Role of Neuroscience, Population Health and Sustainability in Creating Healing Environments for Patients, Family and Staff, London, United Kingdom, June 2016

International Society for Quality in Healthcare (ISQua), Trends and Priorities in 21st Century Healthcare Design, Dublin, Ireland, October 2009

28th International Public Health Seminar, New Children’s Hospitals: Identity and Integration, Florence, Italy, June 2008

L’Ospedale Nel Territorio, CNETO, Hospital Masterplanning and Redevelopment in the United Kingdom, Palermo, Italy, February 2008

XXV Seminario Ingenieria Hospitalaria, A Decade in UK Healthcare Design 1997-2007, Santander, Spain, October 2007