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Healthcare design & build supplement


including mental health and care homes contents 17 4 17 Industry news and comment


Flagship private hospital will set new standards


Halliday Meecham’s design for a state-of-the-art private medical facility boasts some interesting features. Jess Unwin finds out more


23 Artful design at state-of-the-art facility


Improving the patient experience is one of the primary objectives of the architects behind Scotland’s newest, hi-tech cancer treatment centre but, as Ray Philpott reveals, taking an unconventional design approach pays dividends


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A new approach to healthcare that embraces the local community


Atherleigh Park Hospital is a fine example of the mental healthcare revolution that’s rapidly sweeping across the UK, reports Ray Philpott


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Safe furniture design should also be comfortable and stylish


With an increasing focus on creating stimulating mental health environments which nurture recovery, intelligent furniture design is playing a more important role than ever writes Neville Byng, sales and marketing consultant with healthcare furniture specialist Pineapple Contracts


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There’s more to paint than meets the eye


Dulux Trade Brand Manager Daniel Hall explains how selecting the most appropriate paint types and finishes for different spaces within a healthcare building can create enhanced environments for patients and staff


45 47 43 Throwing light on dementia design


Oliver Buchan, head of innovation at Luxonic, argues that, while the lit environment is often an underestimated consideration when creating a dementia-friendly building, relatively simple lighting solutions can be very effective


Versatile timber is a healthy choice


Timber technology can be highly beneficial in the mental health environment, says Ian Loughnane, business unit director of Kingspan Timber Solutions


Focus on the right flooring for dementia


John Mellor, Polyflor’s Market Manager for safety flooring, explains why selecting a floor covering embodying modern, dementia-friendly design principles is increasingly important and spotlights the research behind the thinking


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Dementia Flooring Furniture (Mental Health) Lighting


Paint Finishes Timber


Special reports


Flagship private hospital will set new standards


Artful design lies behind state-of-the- art facility


A new approach to healthcare that embraces the local community


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