Designing Hospitals for Children Ravideep Singh
How healthcare design can help improve children’s health
Healthcare spaces are designed to cater to people of all age groups; a standardised design approach may only be conducive to some patient categories. Hence, a patient-centric approach can help create suitable environments. Patient centrism as a principle allows caregivers to curate specialised and informed healthcare experiences for a broad genre of patient types. Therefore, it is critical to acknowledge that each patient category necessitates a carefully curated healthcare experience that focuses on the specific needs of the particular patient type.
Hospitals and clinics for children require design measures and strategies that consider their specific needs. They exhibit distinct behaviour traits and perceive their immediate environment differently than adults. Therefore, it is important to study their interaction with spatial design. This study should translate into design strategies that align with the children’s perception of healthcare spaces.