NHS buildings using new language

NHS buildings using new language

The October issue of the AJ features an article about Alder Heys new hospital. The building appraisal states that the new buildings “language appears to have consciously evolved away from the clinical”….and that’s great.
It is difficult to balance the need for interiors that place proper emphasis on infection control whilst at the same time creating an environment that is’ non clinical’ warm and reassuring. Treating the whole person and especially the mind is essential to the well being of patients.
I find that it is an uphill struggle to introduce new materials that allow for a new patient experience. The main protagonists are estates personnel.
Changing their mind set is an ongoing challenge.

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