ACA has designed a maternity ward refurbishment on behalf of London North West Healthcare NHS Trust.
Northwick Park Hospital is a major NHS hospital in Harrow, north west London.
Principally, the brief was to design a refurbishment of the two existing reception areas and staff rooms, to accommodate:
- A refurbished Reception area,
- Four Examination and Treatment Rooms,
- A Consulting room,
- A new and larger Staff well-being room
Working within the existing fabric of the building, ACA re-designed the layout with dementia-friendly principles. For instance, we carefully selected colours, materials and fabric with a sufficient contrast of Light Reflectance Values (LRVs). Hence supporting the independence of everybody visiting and working in the maternity ward.
Furthermore, we introduced a sense of wellbeing in every room, with a particular focus on the staff room. Here, we provided a relaxing environment for nurses and doctors to relax and unwind, with soft furnishings, botanical wallpaper, and nature-themed glass imagery.
Finally, the improvements in lighting and colour scheme create a pleasant, welcoming and non clinical environment.
“Alex and his team has understood the needs we have required and ACA has delivered the image of the project quickly”.