Designs show patient-centred, low-carbon facility which combines physical and mental health services alongside world-renowed research
A more-holistic and flexible approach was therefore required to meet seamless end-to-end patient experiences.
The traditional reception desk and plastic chairs have been replaced by a wide, open-plan space where visitors are welcomed by staff.
And seating areas in the spaces between different zones provide moments of calm and a chance to reflect, with carefully-calibrated lighting that allows people to read, without being intrusive.
The care pathway has been the central focus of the strategic design, th...
Speakers at the Design in Mental Health Annual Conference call for a new apporach to ligature risk in order to create more-therapeutic environments
Mental health service users have provided a damning insight into life on many psychiatric wards in the UK and are calling on architects, designers, and manufacturers to work with patients to create more-therapeutic environments.
Speaking at the recent Design in Mental Health Annual Conference held in Coventry, a number of patients with mental health conditions spoke out about the poor state of wards; with smells, a lack of privacy, noise, and the threat of attack from other patients among their concerns....