When it comes to designing a medical practice, give patients a sense of professionalism, competence and a welcoming environment
A clean and modern space is often linked to innovation and trustworthiness. The aesthetics, looks, and interior design of your medical practice are important.
To have an ambient atmosphere will make patients more relaxed thereby helping them with their wellbeing. Lighting is actually a very important element in the creation of a professional medical practice space. Through clever lighting solution, task oriented areas like procedure rooms etc can be brightly lit, whereas the consult rooms and in particular the waiting area can have a more subdued and friendly atmosphere to put patients at ease.
Further when a medical practice is well designed with consideration given to circulation space, privacy and an engaging reception area it often projects competence but also innovation. Conveying that the latest medical equipment and procedures are part of the practice’s operation. This is an important element to convey to your customers. A great-looking facility should be considered a top priority for a medical practice business.
As shown by numerous customer reviews, good design is synonymous with increased patient satisfaction.
Do not underestimate the importance of ample personal space. People visiting a medical practise in general may have a slight tendency to be on edge or be concerned about their health as well as other people they have to share the space with within the facility. In hospital and medical facilities, people feel more comfortable to have some personal space and a sense of openness, so a considered design and space planning to create clearly marked areas areas for patients will help achieve a workable and successful facility.
As mentioned earlier, it is very important to make people feel very comfortable when it comes to spending time in your medical facility. This is also a matter of information design. It is vital to let people know where they have to be, where they have to wait and where they need to go to get things done efficiently. You can achieve this by the use of seamless and clear signage. Signs located throughout your medical facility can be used to tell people where they can find certain rooms or even let them know about any rules in the facility. It is essential to have clear regulations exposed to the public. Always make sure that everything is as clear is it can possible be, in every aspect of your facility.
If your facility requires a waiting room, it is important to understand that nothing should be left to chance in the organization of this particular space. A great waiting room should consider the layout of chairs, magazine stands, drinking fountain, adjacencies to reception and consultation doors. Being able to provide a comfortable seating experience will relax your patients in particular if there is a delay in admitting them to the consultation room.
As mentioned earlier, personal space is a very important issue when it comes to medical practice design and that patients will feel like they have adequate personal space. If your facility treats people with mobility issues, apart from the standard design code required by law additional features can be considered at the space planning phase to allow even easier circulation, engagement with reception and health professional staff and use other facilities within the medical practice.