“When Art shape the Healthcare Facility Design, what would be the impact on Quality Improvement!!”
Amr Metwally, Assistant Executive Director – Itqan Clinical Simulation Center, Hamad Medical Corporation
The presentation is aiming to develop consensus around important of Artwork in designing a unique Healing Environment for patient safety issues to be considered during various stages in the healthcare design process and to identify key activities, methodologies, and tools for improving the Mental Health Facility design.
During presentation we will demonstrate recent project ” Daam Specialized Care Center” as perfect example where Art embedded in the design process since the beginning, and wasn’t consider as merely decoration, but rather as one important pillar that shape the whole building design internal/external and act as main element that interact, affect and affected by other healthcare design considerations.
The impact of such important and bold design decision was initially measured through Clinical team/patients/family meetings at design stage, during construction and even after building completion, and it was found that it is measurably increases Patient and employee satisfaction; Patient, visitor, and employee perception of quality of care; and Brand recognition.
“CAMHS Edinburgh, a user-led approach:
designing a playful space for mental healthcare for, and with, young people”
James Christian, Director & Megan Charnley, Director, Projects Office
London architecture studio Projects Office worked with young patients, NHS staff, parents and carers to design the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) unit at the new Royal Hospital for Children and Young People.
The colourful, playful and practical new facility, which comprises outpatient facilities for 5-18 year olds and an inpatient unit for 12-18 year olds challenges assumptions about how healthcare environments should look and feel. Directly inspired by conversations with patients, parents and staff, the space was conceived as part of the toolkit for mental health care: a third space which is neither hospital nor home, but a healing space with its own unique identity.
Projects Office Directors James Christian and Megan Charnley will present an overview of their user-led approach, design methodology and final interior scheme. They will share key learnings from this project, which demonstrates that pushing expectations of NHS clinical environments can deliver bold, unconventional and successful spaces within tight budgets.