[A version of this abstract appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 1 Issue 9, April 2011].
The World Interior Design Network (WIDN) trade paper / website, serving the global interior design community, has published a brief feature article about the 20-bed Physical Illness and Dementia Ward at Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals Trust (RWHT).
This article mentions briefly how the ward has incorporated professional design techniques; featuring a special paint scheme, plus ambient lighting, signage and colour coordinated tables and chairs. The paint scheme ensures patients are unlikely to wander through inappropriate doors. Lighting has also been featured to create different atmospheres. Every design detail inside the ward has received a lot of consideration, the article says.
The 18-month New Cross Hospital Dementia Project is conducted in partnership with the Strategic Health Authority. Click here to read more from an Express & Star article published at around the same date.
Click here for further details about the “Enhancing the Healing Environment” (EHE) programme.
This article also draws the attention of people in the industry to the news that Wolverhampton City Council is planning to create a £30 million ($48.7 million) dementia care centre next to Waitrose.
New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton, UK has unveiled a £2 million ($3.25 million) ward designed to heal dementia patients. Interior Design Network (WIDN), March 22nd 2011.