From the importance of landscape to the detail of interiors, our sleeping, waking, home and working life should be predicated on avoiding stress, unhappiness, illness and pain.
This is of course even more pertinent in the Healthcare Sector and the design of our healing environments provide the spaces needed to minimise length of stay, speed recovery, improve wellness and reduce the need for re-admission.
Melanie Jacobsen Cox is our Head of Healthcare.
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Children’s Health Ireland (CHI) at Tallaght University Hospital
CHI at Tallaght is one of two Paediatric Outpatient and Urgent Care Centres which are part of the new children’s hospital project.
The project has expanded and improved the existing Outpatient Department, as well as providing additional services of: Child Sexual Assault Unit (CSAU), Urgent Care, Fracture Clinic, Physiotherapy and Diagnostics.
By integrating these multiple services into one comprehensive facility, the Children’s Hospital Satellite Unit at Tallaght provides a child-friendly healing environment in one place which will reduce pressure on central A&E services.
Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC)
The centrepiece of the Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park, the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre co-locates business, industry and the public sector to work collaboratively to develop innovations to help people move and improve the nation’s quality of life, using Sheffield as a living lab. The new building includes 3800 m2 of specialised laboratory, research and office space to support world-leading research, and take services and products from concept to market.
Mid Argyll Community Hospital
This building has provided replacement services within an integrated facility which maximises the potential of interdisciplinary working and associated efficiencies in terms of communication, time and cost and therefore, benefit to patients.
This model delivers all the advantages of having staff working under the same roof, promoting an understanding of each other’s roles and activities facilitating easier referrals and staff interaction.
The New Victoria Hospital
The New Victoria Hospital treats approximately 400,000 patients annually by offering integrated diagnostic and treatment services including outpatient clinics, day surgery, rehabilitation and specialised emergency services. This thereby introduced an ambulatory model of one stop care in South Glasgow.