Medical spaces looked blatant and clinical in the past making the visits unpleasant for patients. Today, the healthcare sector has evolved and now the layout and design are patient-oriented without compromising the functional and practical aspects.
Several patients, especially young ones find doctor visits, a stressful experience. Therefore, there was a need to ease patients, make them feel comfortable, and retain them. A reception area offers a crucial first impression. Other fundamentals include clam color use and comfortable seats. Distractions like TV or play area for kids seem irrelevant but make a huge difference to patients, who are concerned about their medical condition.
If you plan to fit out your dental clinic or a physiotherapy facility or a GP medical consulting room then you can take help from professionals. GXI Group is the best for your office refurbishment UK. They have interior designers that oversee the entire fit-out and refurbishment process including acoustics, fire safety, and aesthetics & finishes. The team takes care of everything from start to finish.
Tips to optimize medical center fit-out
Create a soothing environment
People visit medical facilities because they are in pain or unwell. Even if come for a general check-up, it can be a moment of concern for some. Assuming that patients coming to your medical center have a negative mindset, you need to design a fit-out that balances their mood. Choose light colors, curved décor shapes, potted greenery, and artwork to make space look more inviting.
The patients will need to spend more time in the waiting room, so fit out with chairs having strong support and armrests. For senior citizens, ensure there is a comfortable seating arrangement, especially for those walking with crutches or are in wheelchairs. Every treatment room must include a lower bed or seating option for catering to patients with accessibility problems.
A reception area with dim lights or treatment rooms with harsh fluorescents sounds horrible. Ensure to allow as much natural light inside the medical facility as possible. Install windows or skylights to allow bright light. You will need artificial light to support natural lighting in the evening or cloudy days but aim to gain as much natural light as possible.
Safe and clean floor
There is plenty of traffic passing in and out of the medical center every day,so have slip-resistant mats and tiles. For a better hygiene environment make sure that floors get cleaned and mopped with ease. Carpet is not great because it retains bacteria and absorbs liquid.
The reception area has to be in such a space that patients entering inside the facility can see it. Put navigable signs to offer proper directions. Wordings need to be clear and bold. Clear signage can prevent people from wandering accidentally in restricted zones.
Take help from a professional fit-out agency in restructuring the medical center layout because there are small details that need serious consideration. For example, the corridors need to be wide, so that patients in a wheelchair can comfortably navigate.
Tiny details make a difference and increase efficiency!