We thought we would share some simple cost effective ideas and products which can be incorporated into existing spaces to enhance wellbeing.
Here are a few ideas on how you can change and improve healthcare environments with minimal disruption to the staff and patients, but providing a big impact. It has been proven that enhancing the environment has the ability to stimulate positive emotional reactions, thereby promoting the conditions for recovery. We have chosen a few products that can be retrofitted into existing healthcare spaces to have a huge effect on wellbeing whilst being cost effective.
Where there is limited space on the walls of healthcare rooms, with services and fixtures taking priority, using the ceiling can be a simple way to add impact to an area to improve wellbeing.
Ceilings are often overlooked as areas that can promote wellbeing. Many healthcare buildings use suspended ceilings. With modern printing techniques the ceiling tiles can be directly printed on, providing vivid colour and interest to rooms or corridors. Images can also be applied to give information or create landmarks to help orientation.
This illustration demonstrates the patient’s field of view.
With advances in LED lighting, there are now light panels that can drop into existing ceiling tile fixtures. LED panels not only use less energy than conventional light fixtures, but also give even light distribution. For many patients undergoing treatment their direct line of site is often focused on the ceiling area. By adding imagery and graphics to the ceiling lights it can add interest and reduce stress levels. LED energy efficient light panels can even add warm light to a space.
Single images can be printed directly to the LED ceiling panels which can create a cost effective way of enhancing the healing environment.
Large scale graphics can be applied to the ceilings to create vivid images.