Product Profile: Hand Rail Options for Health Care and Hospital Settings

Posted on May 27, 2016

Hospitals are all about the wellbeing of their patients and clients, so it makes sense that hand railing is an important inclusion in health care settings. We explore some of the frequently asked questions about hand railing, and outline a number of popular options that are compatible with health care settings.

Why are hand rails important and what are the benefits?

Hand rails are important in community facilities for a number of reasons, as they are designed to provide mobility support for users and protect the general public from accidents and injury. They are a vital source of accessibility for aged and mobility-impaired people, and help provide direction for anyone trying to navigate the building. Additionally, they provide protection for walls in communal areas, helping to minimise damage and general wear and tear.

Why would...

Project Profile: Stunning New Hospital Takes Shape in Bega

Posted on May 27, 2016

Bega has always been known for its cheese, but all of that is set to change. In a NSW first, the new South East Regional Hospital is the state’s first ever facility to be built from the ground up on a green-field site.

The Project

Located just minutes from Bega, the $160 million South East Regional Hospital will provide state-of-the-art medical facilities, and is the largest infrastructure project ever undertaken in the region. Featuring an emergency department, intensive care services, palliative care, oncology unit, renal dialysis, maternity, neonatal and paediatric units, the hospital is also a teaching facility. It has been specifically designed to take advantage of the northerly aspect on Bega River with views from every space - every ward and office has a window.

The Brief

Bega brings to mind the lush green...

Top Designers Show Us How it’s Done

Posted on Apr 7, 2016

Project: Meander Medical Centre

Designer: Atelier PRO

The Meander Medical Centre in Amersfoort, the Netherlands is an award winning project from Atelier PRO. Clean lines, bright blues and greens, and a strong connection to nature dominate this project. But, it’s the clever little design features dotted throughout that we love; the bench seat and table for patients rooms is functional and funky.

This inspiring project has been highlighted with awards around the world including:

The SBID Healthcare Design Award 2015 from the Society for British and International Design Healthcare Environment Award 2015 in the Acute Care category WAN Healthcare Awards Built Category 2014

Atelier PRO was set up in 1976, and is an architectural firm in The Hague. They have a great gallery of projects including over 10 in the healthcare...

The Top Ten Interior Design Blogs To Inspire Your Next Project

Posted on Apr 6, 2016

Industry Leaders: Healthcare Design The blog Healthcare Design which supports the magazine by the same name is a goldmine for informative articles relating to healthcare design. They highlight projects but also write excellent articles on issues or the complicated nature of designing for health care. This blog is great if you’re looking for some advice.

Daily Inspiration: Archdaily With over 100 projects in the healthcare section alone this is one to bookmark. Each post has extensive explanation of projects and numerous photos of projects inside and out. Be warned: once you start reading you may be there for weeks devouring all the beautiful and informative content.



Posted on Apr 6, 2016

An awareness of the interior design’s impact on patient health, and experience of the health system is growing. Blues and greens are popping up as favourites, and the best part is these colours are so versatile.

Calm and nurturing

We love the trend towards cool blues and nurturing greens paired with bright white spaces. And the best part of this trend? It can be incorporated in many fun ways, including:

Feature walls Furniture Curtains and furnishings Lighting

A great example of using blues is Embryocare in Athens, Greece designed by Mab Architects. They use blue tinged lighting, cool blue fabric couches and pick up the trend on their built in reception desk. It feels nurturing, calm and professional, but absolutely contemporary.

Bright and fresh

Traditional greens and dark blues are being...

Bringing the power of interior design to health care

Posted on Mar 29, 2016

Creating professional spaces using clever design for the healthcare industry has never been more diverse and exciting. As clients become more savvy to how design improves their workplaces and their client experience they are more likely to approach the design of their spaces with creativity and vision. Here are some great examples.

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