9780419231707

Healing the Hospital Environment: Design, Management and Maintenance of Healthcare Premises

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  • ISBN13:

    9780419231707

  • ISBN10:

    0419231706

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 1999-11-04
  • Publisher: Taylor & Franci

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Summary

Healing the Hospital Environmentprovides practical solutions and guidance for healthcare facility administrators and estates managers concerned with the implementation of a complete interior and exterior refurbishment policy and for commissioning new buildings.

Table of Contents

Foreword xiii
Professor Anthony Clare
Preface xv
Acknowledgements xix
The legacy and appearance of hospital buildings
1(24)
Introduction
1(1)
The `social comfort' of a hospital
1(14)
Characteristics and qualities
1(5)
Historic hospital provision
6(8)
National Health Service hospitals
14(1)
Can the NHS deliver comfort and delight?
15(4)
National attitudes
16(1)
Poor architectural procedures
16(1)
The nature of the health profession
17(1)
Professional design team
18(1)
Is beauty in the eye of the beholder?
19(1)
National Trust properties
19(1)
information
20(5)
Relevant organisations
20(1)
Surveys and archives
21(1)
General bibliography
21(1)
Relevant magazines
22(1)
Text and illustrations: photographers and copyright owners
23(2)
Landscape, gardens and the space between the buildings
25(22)
Traditional hospital landscape
25(4)
How it has evolved
25(1)
How does your garden grow?
26(1)
Current NHS land usage
27(2)
New situations prompt new policies
29(6)
Land design and layout
29(2)
Soft landscape
31(2)
Hard landscape
33(1)
Landscape buildings/furniture/embellishment
34(1)
Community and specialist use of land
35(9)
We admit our omissions
35(1)
Allotments
36(1)
Orchards
37(1)
Herb and healing gardens
37(1)
Wildlife gardens
38(2)
Cemeteries
40(1)
Provision for children
41(1)
Accommodation for animals
41(2)
`Secret gardens'
43(1)
information
44(3)
Relevant organisations
44(1)
Commercial suppliers
45(1)
Sites and places
46(1)
General bibliography
46(1)
Illustrations: photographers and copyright owners
46(1)
Principles of interior renovation: the role of the interior designer
47(6)
Introduction
47(1)
Basic principles
47(6)
The designer's role
48(1)
What can still go wrong?
49(4)
Departmental components of the average hospital: from reception to chapels
53(30)
`The naming of parts'
53(1)
Components described and discussed
53(30)
Main roadway entrance
53(2)
Car park and route to the main door
55(1)
Large communal areas
56(1)
Circulation areas
57(7)
Specialist examination and treatment areas
64(1)
Interview and counselling rooms
65(2)
Traditional rooms
67(1)
Kitchens
68(1)
General eating areas
69(1)
Patient wards
70(7)
Living and activity areas
77(1)
Washing areas
77(3)
Public areas for private use
80(1)
Staff areas
81(1)
Administration areas
81(1)
Storage
81(1)
In conclusion ... how it can be done
82(1)
Interior features: from floors to furniture
83(32)
Does interior design affect success?
83(1)
Constructional components
84(17)
Floors
84(1)
Floor coverings
85(1)
Hard floor coverings
85(3)
Soft floor coverings
88(1)
Walls
88(2)
Ceilings
90(1)
Wallpaper
90(1)
Paint
90(3)
Fabrics
93(1)
Doors
93(1)
Windows
94(1)
Furniture
95(1)
Fixtures and fittings
96(1)
Noticeboards
96(1)
Fireplaces
97(1)
Lighting
97(2)
Snoezelen rooms
99(1)
Services
99(1)
Conclusion
99(2)
information: Products and materials: information and availability
101(1)
Local and national availability
101(1)
How to find local and national suppliers of products and materials
101(1)
Criteria for selection
102(1)
NHS contract list prices
102(1)
Relationship with manufacturers
102(1)
The nature, purchase and care of products
102(13)
Flooring
102(1)
Hard flooring
102(1)
Soft flooring
103(2)
Stairs
105(1)
Skirting boards and joins
105(1)
Wall protectors
105(1)
Wallpapers
105(1)
Paint
106(1)
Fabrics
107(1)
Doors
108(1)
Windows
108(1)
Furniture: an audit, with recommendations on its care, restoration, grouping and uses
109(1)
Fixtures and fittings
110(1)
Noticeboards
110(1)
Fireplaces
110(1)
Lighting
111(1)
Safety and fire regulations
111(1)
A balance of safety
112(1)
General bibliography
113(1)
Text and illustrations: photographers and copyright owners
113(2)
Colour and other factors
115(12)
Practical skills and complex knowledge
115(1)
The average hospital's poor visual image
115(1)
Designers as `physiologists'
116(1)
Our visual vocabulary: the contribution of colour
117(6)
What constitutes colour?
117(1)
Uses of colour
117(2)
Beliefs, myths, theory and knowledge of colour
119(3)
Conclusions
122(1)
Proportion and spatial relationships
123(1)
Mental harmony versus muddle
123(1)
`Getting it right'
123(1)
Form and function
123(1)
The behavioural influence of design
123(1)
Fashions in formal function
124(1)
Conclusion
124(1)
information
125(2)
Bibliography and archives
125(1)
Illustrations: photographers and copyright owners
125(2)
Arts and decoration: from high art to humble memorabilia
127(32)
The issues involved
127(1)
How important is art in a hospital?
127(1)
Taste and selectivity
128(3)
Range and variety
131(2)
Contemporary art
131(1)
Student art
131(1)
Local artists
131(1)
Decoration in hospitals
131(2)
Fine crafts
133(1)
How does a hospital assemble material for an art scheme?
133(11)
Free material
133(1)
Purchasing
134(5)
Hiring and advisory agencies
139(1)
Therapeutic arts
139(1)
Commissioning
140(1)
Competitions
141(2)
Residencies and community artists
143(1)
Cost guidance
143(1)
What can go wrong?
144(1)
Personnel problems
144(1)
Legal problems
144(1)
Help is at hand
145(1)
Working precedents
145(1)
Arts subsidy network
145(1)
And finally...
145(1)
information
146(1)
Purchase: where can you buy art?
146(4)
Art venues
146(1)
The arts press
146(1)
Indexes and registers
147(1)
Mail order catalogues and museum shops
147(2)
Multistores and specialist shops
149(1)
Historical material
149(1)
Hiring and borrowing
150(1)
National and regional agencies
150(1)
Display materials and equipment
150(2)
Frames
150(1)
Screens and cases
151(1)
Services and materials
151(1)
Practical care
152(2)
Physical aspects
152(2)
Organisational aspects
154(1)
Legal care
154(2)
Contract of commission/purchase/hiring
154(1)
Copyright
155(1)
Artists in residence
156(1)
Help is at hand
156(3)
National bodies
156(1)
Regional arts boards
156(1)
Other agencies
157(1)
Bibliography
157(1)
Illustrations: photographers and copyright owners
158(1)
The human factor
159(14)
Introduction
159(1)
Author's anecdote: the origins of this book
159(1)
The same hospital today
160(1)
A patient's comment
161(1)
The five senses
162(7)
Hearing
163(3)
Smell
166(1)
Sight
167(1)
Touch
167(1)
Taste
168(1)
The sixth sense and sister senses
168(1)
The experience of illness
169(1)
Other human influences
169(3)
The impact of people
169(3)
information
172(1)
Illustrations: photographers and copyright owners
172(1)
Professional appointments: the `design team'
173(4)
Introduction
173(1)
What to do
173(1)
The design team
173(2)
Financing the design team
175(1)
Accommodation of the design team
175(1)
Criteria for success
175(2)
After three months
175(1)
After one year
176(1)
After three years
176(1)
After five years
176(1)
Fundraising
177(12)
Introduction
177(1)
The hospital as applicant
177(2)
Inherent benefits and problems
177(1)
Preparation of a successful application
178(1)
Help is at hand
179(1)
Where does the money come from?
179(3)
National sources
180(1)
International sources
181(1)
Local sources
181(1)
Sources pertaining to hospitals
181(1)
Specialist sources
181(1)
What can still go wrong?
182(2)
`Not quite enough money yet'
182(1)
Staff changes
182(1)
And finally ... watch funding trends
182(2)
information
184(3)
Organisations
184(3)
Conclusion
187(2)
What do we think of it so far?
187(2)
Index 189

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