University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust

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Part of Enhancing the Healing Environment

Date started: 1 Nov 2003
Organisation: acute
Service: adult acute
Project: outpatients


Chest clinic at Wythenshawe Hospital

Aims and outcomes

The design and d├ęcor of the chest clinic was shabby and outdated, and the area needed an upgrade to meet Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) standards.

The project team undertook a major refurbishment of the clinic and adjoining garden space to create a bright and welcoming environment and to ensure DDA compliance.

More than 300 patients, staff and local students participated in art workshops based on a theme of 'a breath of fresh air,' and many of their designs were used in the new design.

The space now feels light and airy, has a welcoming ambience and communicates confidence in high clinical standards. Features including a new nursing station, improved signposting and seating areas provide a better experience for both patients and staff.

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