No matter how fast we construct buildings the time it takes from planning to use, means that the building is dated at the time it is handed over.
This time frame will vary according to the nature and circumstances of the contract and or construction.
In private healthcare it will average 24 months (2 years)
In public healthcare its longer 36 months – 60 months (5 years)
There is no value judgement simply a comment of the process, and regardless of cause or the actual time frame it is simply out of date by the time of handover.
This paper explores explores the notion that out of date hospitals ( crocodiles) are better than hospitals that are extinct (dodo).