The Hospital Building Plan is an important element of patient health, comfort and well-being. For example, installing a special hand washing area near the entrance to the patient room with the aim of improving hygiene and thus reducing infection cases.
Proper lighting and layout reduces potential distractions during drug preparation to help prevent healthcare workers from making medication errors. Well-placed handrails, room to limit clutter, and floor materials that reduce slippage and unevenness will help prevent the patient from falling.
In addition, there are additional design approaches followed by Health Care Equipment & Services Companies to reduce patient stress and pain levels, and create safer and more hygienic spaces and healing spaces. By following the below written recommendations, you can make your hospital more flexible and beneficial for your patients. Let’s start!
Spaces and paths
The distribution of the beds in a hospital room must allow the patient to be transferred from the bed to the stretcher or wheelchair, or allow the presence of the cradle in the maternity wards (rooming-in). It must also be possible to guarantee the movement in the room of all types of trolleys.
In orthopedic wards, the size of the room must provide suitable spaces to accommodate the traction equipment and to allow the movement of people with significant motor disabilities.
In general and compatibly with cleaning needs, natural and environmentally friendly materials are recommended to ensure a healthy living microclimate.
Horizontal Partitions Floors
Floors must meet the needs of resisting the intensity of the transport flows of materials and people and the aggressive action of cleaning and disinfection products. They must be perfectly smooth, waterproof and antistatic. Joints in slab or tile flooring must be sealed in order to reduce the possibility of the settlement of pathogenic germs.
Internal Vertical Partitions- Wall Cladding
Interior wall claddings must meet hygiene, appearance and equipment requirements. In rooms with a significant load of medicinal technologies (surgical hospitalizations, resuscitation and intensive care, infectious, etc.) the walls must be able to house the implants in order for them to be easily inspected and maintained.
The joints between the panels of the vertical partition must be perfectly sealed. Furthermore, they must ensure an adequate level of sound insulation between adjacent rooms. The use of modular systems allows you to insert transparent elements that allow introspection towards environments that may require continuous supervision by the healthcare staff.
Horizontal partitions – Ceilings
The treatment of the ceilings is, as a rule, solved by means of false ceilings in order to allow the passage of technological and medical systems to accommodate the lighting devices. The elements that make up the false ceilings must be removable for inspection and maintenance, must guarantee acoustic comfort and must be certified for fire prevention purposes.
In the design of the false ceiling, in order not to overwhelm the patient, neutral solutions are recommended, even coloured ones, which avoid the use of repetitive geometric elements.
Carefully designed spaces within a healthcare facility can affect a patient’s recovery rate, reduce length of stay, and even affect how well a good night’s sleep is, and this is the reason why hospital owners must hire Hospital Designers in India.