A doctor’s surgery is not usually a place you go when you’re feeling in top form. As doctors, it’s important to make your practice waiting room and surgery a welcoming and warm place, where patients feel welcomed and comforted.
We have designed our fair share of medical practice interiors, and we can tell you straight away that the focus should always be on the comfort and safety of your patients. It’s also a good idea to have a kids’ section where children can play while waiting for their parent to see the doctor, or for their own appointment. We wanted to share some of our top tips for medical
If you’re considering a new medical
Colour is one of the most critical parts of your business design and requires a careful eye to ensure harmony. Your medical practice needs to be a calming space where people feel comfortable, but don’t necessarily shy away from bright colours in favour of tranquil greens and muted tones. Some bright features can be just what people need to see to feel uplifted and safe - just make sure you use
Certain colours evoke certain emotions as well, so consider using some brighter colours in a kid’s play area and stick to lighter-hued versions of the same colours in the main waiting area. For
Make the most of plants and natural features in your medical practice with hardy indoor plants and features. You might even go so far as to install a water feature! The tranquil effect of running water works wonders for calming people down. If you’re not keen on maintaining your plants yourself, you can engage the services of a plant maintenance company to do it for you.
Consider a space for children
It’s important to make your medical centre a welcoming place for children so that they do not fear
Use your reception to the max
Your reception areas
Things to consider here are the materials you’ll use to construct your reception area. Do you want a wooden reception area, or are you happy to go with synthetic materials?
Think about the furniture you’re going to be putting into your waiting room. You want something comfortable but separate so people feel secure. You don’t want everyone crammed onto a bench or waiting on an uncomfortable couch; people are unwell and want to feel cosy - so ensure the furniture you choose matches this. Also, choose something easy to clean as you will likely need to perform regular cleaning on your chairs and furniture.
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