Healing the Hospital Environment identifies why many healthcare premises do not look or feel welcoming and why even well-intentioned efforts to make improvements are unsuccessful.
The authors show that significant improvements can be made within limited resources if hospitals recognise what can be achieved, set standards and invest in the relevant design expertise. It gives a wide range of examples of effective improvement in design, maintenance and management of all types of hospital and healthcare premises and their surrounding land.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Professor Antony Clare . Preface, Authors' Acknowledgements. Introduction. The Legacy and Appearance of Hospital Buildings. Landscape, Gardens and the Space Between the Buildings. principles of Interior Renovation - The Role of an Interior Designer. Components of 'Any Hospital' - From Reception to Chapels. Interior Features - From Floors to Furniture. Colour and Other Factors. Arts and Decoration - From High Art to Humble Memorabilia. The Human Factor. Professional Appointments - The 'Design Team'. Fund Raising. Conclusion. Index.
Very honest and frank interpretation of the many unique problems faced withing the NHS, which will interest landscape architects and students alike - Landscape Design
`This is an excellent book which gives a fascinating review of the design, management and maintenance of health care premises.' Ergonomics Abstracts, 2001, Vol. 33, No. 2
`This is a book that I recommend should be read by all ergonomists working in hospitals. It should also be compulsory reading for any architects, designers or project managers involved in new builds or refurbishments of hospital premises.' Ergonomics Abstracts, 2001, Vol. 33, No. 2