Bedside manner

Clinical white corridors and intrusive strip lighting are usually what come to mind when you think of hospital interiors. No matter how keen you are on clean minimalist design or nurses, you probably wouldn’t want your home or hotel room to resemble even the nicest looking ward.

Patient bedroom
Patient bedroom

But last week BMI Healthcare opened the Phoenix Weymouth Hospital in London, designed by EPR Architects to resemble a purpose-built luxury hotel rather than a hospital.

The hospital has 17 private rooms, each with a luxury en-suite bathroom, flat screen TV, surround sound entertainment system and wireless internet. Dark wooden floorboards, chrome light fixtures are common elements of the bedrooms, and the chandeliers and leather sofas of the reception look more like an expensive hair salon than a doctors.

Hotel reception
Hotel reception

Operating theatre
Operating theatre

Even the operating theatre has been given the glitz treatment, resembling a smart restaurant kitchen complete with polished chrome storage.

There’s no doubt that the design of Phoenix Weymouth Hospital will offer more visual stimulation to those that have to stay there than the average white-washed ward – even if it’s a luxury available to very few.

Patient bedroom
Patient bedroom

Patient bathroom
Patient bathroom

Hide Comments (1)Show Comments (1)
Comments
  • antony November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    very good information

  • Post a comment

Latest articles

Design Bridge acquired by WPP

The sale of the independent brand consultancy will see it retain its creative independence and management, while it has also revealed plans to expand to Shanghai.

Design Manchester 2017 announces line-up

The annual design festival is back for its fifth edition this October, and will feature Pentagram partner Naresh Ramchandani, Buzzcocks’ record sleeve designer Malcolm Garrett and an exhibition on Lucienne