one of the largest hospitals in the UK, Guy’s and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust, is ploughing £3.7m into a design project to refresh its entire building network and create a more ‘positive’ experience of the hospital.
The strategy forms part of a three-year road map dubbed the Friendly Accessible Clean Environment Project.
The aim is to prioritise design and use it as a key way to improve the hospital’s physical environment and create a more welcoming culture.
The trust is currently carrying out the first stage of the project, building an in-house team of designers to advise on the work. It is actively recruiting and a spokesman for Guy’s has confirmed that design consultant Lorna Wayne will join the team.
As part of the Face Project, Guy’s will refurbish high profile areas within the hospital such as entrances, receptions and waiting areas.
A spokesman for Guy’s and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust says, ‘High quality design is a key factor in improving the environment of the hospitals for patients. Face is still in the pipelines of its developments, but we look forward to rolling out some really exciting work.’