A wonderful approach to get kids through treatment. Read more here.
Good article in the New York Times about redesigning hospitals and improving health. We especially like the very honest answer of the clinical nurse leader at the end. Rounds up the article very nicely. Read the full article here.
The time that hospitals were decidedly boring is most definitely over.
At the Royal London Children’s Hospital the kids have their own Wonderland-looking playground with a fantastic interior, great toys and a giant interactive television.
The interactive game, Woodland Wiggle, allows kids to paint pictures and play music through their own movements. Whilst creating the game, the designer considered movements that would be the most beneficial to their health.
To know more about the artist Chris O’Shea, have a look on his website.
Evelina Children's Hospital is a wonderful place in London. What's more, Hopkins Architects managed to construct it at the same cost per square foot as any of the other mediocre to down-right awful healthcare institutions.
It makes you wonder, especially if you know that the architects had no previous experience in designing a hospital.
Have a further read here www.hughpearman.com/articles5/evelina.html. It is a very interesting commentary. Or watch the interview with RIBA below.
There are more of these wonderful buildings out there. I used to work at the Central Manchester and Manchester Chrildren's University Hospitals (UK). Their new hospital is equally amazing and they run a very good Arts & Health programme by Lime Art.
If you know of any other great hospitals, please tell us. You can leave your thoughts in the comment section or mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tell me and I will forget;
show me and I may remember;
involve me and I will understand.
Old Chinese Proverb