Picker Institute. Authors Helen Sheldon, Lily Sinayuk and Sally Donovan.
Publication date: 2007
Staff and patient priorities for the design of community healthcare facilities in Lambeth
The research sought to explore patients’ and staff attitudes towards and priorities for the built environment in community health care facilities.
It found that universal access, simple wayfinding, safety, privacy and confidentiality rank uppermost for both staff and patients. Lighting, low noise levels, comfortable temperatures and welcoming interiors are also valued by both groups.
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