After having some days at the hospital with my youngest daughter, after an operation, It really made me think of how the interior should look to speed up the healing process.
Of course all the functional needs for employees at the hospital have to be respected, but I still think that working and creating interior seen from a childs perspective help them having a better, less boring stay at the hospital…..the hours can be very very long with all the pain or waiting for help….
Colours, furnitures, lightning, details, storage, furnitures adding to the play, guest’ , the storytelling, and so on, I really would love to re-think the interior and design of the childrens departement at the national hospital i Greenland.
Recently I had contact with my old colourteacher from my study, which have been designing a lot of hospitals and nursing homes, I look forward to benefit from her huge knowledge and experience.
What I really thought was both nice but also a little bit too much was while we ended the surgeryroom, they had three huge screens running with cartoons, plus all the other things going on with doctors, nurses and preparing her for the surgery, a huge amount of input for a little soul….
I thought if they instead had lovely pictures in the ceiling, soft light and music, calm nurses, all with hightened sensitivity for the situation, sleeping in would have been more nice….
Designing hospitalspaces which help us all to move toward getting home would be the best….Home IS the best…coming home is the best healing…good to be home again…