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Hospital room design
Transcript of Hospital room design
treatment of patients in A&E, reflects a
very stressful experience not only
for the patients, but for the
staff too. (H.A) Disorganized... LONG WAITING TIMES Narrative: Shadow & Aperture (H.A) Triage waiting: creates shapes, patterns and textures. A doctors assessment which can
reduce waiting time greatly. In some
cases the doctor will intervene
reducing the waiting time for those
patients and the overall waiting time. Reducing waiting time. Different coloured seating/
seating areas Main waiting area Chaotic, stressful, disorganised environment usually associated with a&e CHAIRS SHOULD REFLECT
COMFORT FOR THOSE IN PAIN. "A&E to get 'calming' redesign to stop
patients losing their tempers as
attacks on NHS staff reach
record levels" Research... Not enough sitting space,
when needed. not just for patients,
but spaces needed for
friends and family! creating intimacy. privacy. One of the starting points for creating a relaxing area, was the level of lighting and positioning of objects to create pattern and texture on the walls. H.A Cleanliness comfort basic needs- One of the ways in which, we wanted to create intimacy
by following our narrative of 'shadows & aperture' was by
creating small, curved aperture type walls. That would position and allow patients to have their own privacy without, being closed off into one room. (H.A) http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2062208/NHS-hospitals-A-E-waiting-rooms-redesign to stop-patients-losing-tempers.html natural, fluid
shapes Natural curves, sections organic shapes... CALMING COLOURS, AND THEMES ADJUSTABLE
WALLS I found this concept, of nature and how its grows and entwines with it roots as a good place to begin the idea of creating intimate spaces. I also think natural forms and shapes is a unusual, yet calming way patients can watch other people whilst feeling they have their own privacy. lIMINAL A&E SPACE Unwelcoming reception desks Disconnected? Some peoples experience
of A&E reception desks make them feel
disconnected from the staff.
- Large thick glass, to imply the patients
may attack receptionist. movement. Need some form of interaction or entertainment for
when A&E is busy and people can be waiting for hours
before being treated. relaxation Creating a relaxing environment in the A&E waiting area will reduce stress from patients who may be anxious and in pain from their injury, family and friends who have brought the patient and also staff who have to keep the waiting area under control. Violence is often caused by
stressful situations - this is a
key point that needs to be
addressed. Where are we most relaxed leg rest in mind Moving/ folding partition walls to
create different spaces allowing for the
constantly changing a&e unit. Average waiting time
2hrs 21 mins 'Color Psychology as Therapy
Several ancient cultures, including the Egyptians and Chinese, practiced chromotherapy, or using colors to heal. Chromotherapy is sometimes referred to as light therapy or colourology and is still used today as a holistic or alternative treatment.
In this treatment:
•Red was used to stimulate the body and mind and to increase circulation.
•Yellow was thought to stimulate the nerves and purify the body.
•Orange was used to heal the lungs and to increase energy levels.
•Blue was believed to soothe illnesses and treat pain.
•Indigo shades were thought to alleviate skin problems.'
http://psychology.about.com/od/sensationandperception/a/colorpsych.htm Blue Research shows that the colour blue is associated with calm and soothing feelings - something that we want to reflect in the A&E space, helping to relax patients. Light moving through spaces
creating patterns which change
as the light moves. textiles. Durability Fire Retardant gaudi corridors? Family pods... Roots Typical interior textiles
in A&E waiting areas. What rooms, and facilities
will run off the room? Boring, dull, cold
colours. curves that separate and create privacy
without closing people off into rooms. After speaking to family who work in A&E,
one of the main reasons for these screens
is to protect patient information /records,
and to also secure the safety of staff on busy weekends An important factor to consider, is how the room manipulates the movement of people and objects. creating the illusion of space, and different areas. - This effects the hygiene and structure of the way in which people use the room. - Toilets? -Rooms? -Smoking? making phone calls? triage? Intricate and detailed
from their problems,
challenges the ideologies
of A&E and
layout/structure. Peep holes (H.A) developing idea... Branch Others ways
intensity to watch play area? H.A Aperture:allowing patients to see important areas, through frames and purposeful positioning. H.A SKETCHES Juan Plensa Thomas Heatherwick sanitizers. Creating different personalities,
for different areas This may help separate
patients indirectly? Different themes? seasons... SUMMER
SPRING write on wall, art moveable or recliner play area toilets Reception different rooms Other patients? Sketches... Model making but still having aperture, so ensuring
people can look past behind it being
a wall. And it being a way in which
situations and events can be 'framed'
or 'focused'. creates intimacy and calm,
for younger children Accommodating
everyone H.A Twig overlay to create barriers, along with frames and focal points to see through emotions level of light. Creating a chair that seats patients,
in certain positions? Intimate, open positions that relax patients, when sitting with strangers. Intimate, open positions
that relax patients, when
with strangers. H.A The combination of texture, colour and pattern
to stimulate the mind. accommodating everyone.. ensuring whatever emergency, patients will be comfortable must be easy
to clean Lamp shades food/Water C.A C.A C.A fresh refreshments, must be on hand to supply the basic needs of patients. Especially when waiting long times. water dispenser? Vending machine? Cafe this will allow us to visualize,
how the aperture will look
and create intricate focus and frames. P.M rounded soft,
couch like seats
in the main a&e area Placing another couch in front
creates intimacy for those
that arrive with escorts. seating for family
rooms. P.M H.A P.M Colour is useful Use of color in hospital design has a multitude of uses. Color can help patients have a sense of orientation- where color is used to give different hospital areas a sense of place. Also, color has been known to be associated with mood. Using the right colors in waiting areas can have a definite affect on patient motivation and stress levels. using straws to replicate shadow
and pattern with over head lights. walls Creating a diversion for the patient.
Reducing stress and anxiety. GREEN Green strikes the eye in such a way as to require no adjustment, therefore, it is restful. Being in the centre of the spectrum, it is the colour of balance- a more important concept than many people realise. When the world about us contains plenty of green, this indicates the presence of water, and little danger of famine, so we reassured by green, on a primitive level. PLAN Colour None porous Protective coverings Rough plan Making use of limited space Moveable/ Adjustable
floor levels H.A H.A Section pods Materials that could be used:
Metals - stainless steel, aluminum, iron plated from bodily fluids. Reception Range of... injuries
size Anthropometrics ensuring the seating shapes and
dimensions accommodate the
5-95 % of the population curved shaped bench for people to mould to the shape to create intimacy and comfort curved walls, with pods and intimate sections. Breathable materials long amount of time waiting Different personalities/ themes for each areas texture and patterns Materials Lighting Built in fibre optic lights Sensory lighting could be incorporated in the walls and aperture features. rotating fading subtle lights Angles Perspective drawings lights from eye level or lower. Sensory Lighting low level Standing Lights Positioning Following
the theme of
creating pattern with
light. Pendant Lights flexible P.M Hand Sanitizer Kills Bacteria Very important Placed on the wall Hands Free