The first thing that people noticed about anyone they meet for the first time is their personality and appearance. Same goes with establishments, patients who walk into any establishment make up the perception about the healthcare in the very first instance. The very first impression that a patient makes about the healthcare facility is a lasting impression and hence it is necessary to ensure that a positive impression is being created.
At ThinkDrum, our hospital architects have over years of experience in designing healthcare facilities that would create an impact in the minds of the patients. Building a healthcare facility is more than just deciding the layout of the entire facility and ensuring that there is a smooth flow of work; a lot goes into the psychological aspect of building a healthcare facility. It is rightly said that healing is first a process of the mind and then the body; when your patients enter the healthcare facility, they must instantly be put at ease by the ambience and the entire vibe of your healthcare centre so that their entire process becomes seamless and fruitful. Once a patient believes that they are at the right place and now they will heal, 50% of their problem is already solved.
Hospital architecture plan can be broken down into three parts for better understanding; the exterior design, the interior design and the placement of essential equipment.
The Exterior Design:
Exterior design creates the first impression of the entire brand and it is crucial that it is being designed correctly. It starts from the very entrance of the healthcare centre which means the gates are the first thing that the patient notices. The gates are supposed to command authority and must radiate positivity so that the minute the patient enters into the gates, they must feel that they have finally arrived at a place where they will be cured.
The next is the building. The exterior of the building, the design, the colour combination, the brand logo and everything in-between must be perfectly placed. The patient will subconsciously absorb everything that is in his environment and will draw assumptions regarding the healthcare centre. Hence it is really important to ensure that all these factors are being taken care of. A lot of healthcare facilities have greenery as it is said that greenery helps patients heal faster. Adding plants and shrubs into the hospital vicinity goes a long way in helping the patients create a positive mindset and help them heal faster.
The Interior Design:
The interior design helps the patient to get at ease and move into a state of calmness as it is a psychological effect when someone walks into a peaceful environment they automatically get into state of relaxation. A lot of factors contribute towards this state; first is the colour of the walls. Colours play a significant role in healing a patient as the positive vibes make a huge difference.
Another aspect is the lighting, the lightings define the entire environment as the right amount of lights are required in the healthcare. The furniture placement is also another aspect that plays an important role in the entire decorum as too much of it would congest it and too little would be insufficient.
Essential equipment ensures that the entire facility function seamlessly. The air condition setup, the paintings on the walls, the layout of the entire healthcare and all the bits and pieces that make the facility function effortlessly. Top healthcare architecture firms ensure that all these aspects are being taken care of so that your hospital facility is functioning properly.
Healthcare facility is a place where patients come to heal themselves with a belief that the place that they are entering will help them recover. Hence it is necessary that you provide a good psychological comfort to the patients.