Functionality of the healthcare environment is obviously critical. Patients’ safety and the need to prevent hospital acquired infections remain the over-riding factors in hospital care.
There is also however an increasingly recognised effect that the built space goes beyond utility. It is now acknowledged that the quality of the space affects the sick person’s path to recovery and their response to medication and advice.
Pioneer Healthcare International is a leader in terms of innovation and best practice in the healthcare sector and maintains full awareness of emerging models of care, new technologies and design research applicable in the UK and abroad.
We seek to design and build environments which reinforce the concept of patient centred care by creating welcoming and non-institutional spaces and facilities, which maximise choice for patients with regard to privacy, dignity, comfort and support, in a manner which respects their needs, values, culture and background. We believe that good design will accelerate the healing process and contribute towards increased patient empowerment, improved care pathways, shorter waiting times and the integration of community outreach initiatives. The integration of evidence based design significantly improves the quality and safety of patient care in terms of improving control of infection, comfort, amenity and working conditions, leading to increased patient satisfaction and staff morale in our hospital design.
Some of the considerations PHI makes in building design
Ecco friendly and healthy buildings
- Access to Nature and Light – introducing the healing and stress-reducing properties associated with these
- Carbon Foot printing and the use of renewable energy
- Buildings that facilitate communication
- Staff effectiveness – optimised interaction between patients and carers
- Healthcare buildings linked to local landscape – positive associations to normal life
- UK health building note (HBN) to truly achieve international standards
- Accessibility included in the design design aesthetics
- Indigenous population and cultural considerations.
Information technology and innovation
- 3-D Building Information Management (BIM) modelling
- ICT Systems specification, design and implementation
- Healthcare innovation and use of technology
- Patient safety, governance and risk management
- Building physics and infection control
- Lighting design.
International standards of design, construction and engineering
- Landscape architecture
- Civil and structural engineering considerations in design
- Building Services - mechanical and electrical engineering management
- Public health engineering
- Quantity surveying, life-cycle costing and cost control
- Value management
- Building performance and energy reduction systems
- Facade engineering
- Fire protection engineering
- Future strategic master plan assumptions considered
- Logistic engineering and design
- Security consulting, specification, design and implementation
- Seismic engineering
- Structural engineering
- Transport and traffic flow management
- Vertical lift transportation
- Vibration and structural dynamics
- Modular designs and construction
- Medical equipping commisioning, maintenance and management.