The Children’s Emergency Department and Obstetrics and Gynaecology services at Stoke Mandeville Hospital near Aylesbury have been moved into a new, purpose-built unit.
The new facility will improve the services of the relocated departments, with the provision of dedicated children’s facilities, reduced ante-natal admissions in facilities, and service provision adhering to national screening programmes.
Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust wanted to create a bright and vibrant environment for the new 3,500 m2 Children’s and Maternity Department. In line with the Trust’s branding colourway, the colours were chosen to achieve this and define and differentiate the Maternity and Gynaecology unit from other areas within the hospital.
Specialist Door Solutions suppled its Dfendoor doorset in a variety of colours and finishes for wards and corridors – including Trojan Oak, Mushroom, Primrose, Flint, Cobble, and Gunpowder It said: “We liaised with the architects, Hunters, during the early stage of the design, assisting with the door and ironmongery specifications to provide a cost-effective solution for all the doors in the scheme. A decision was taken to use both our textured Dfend and smooth Hydroclean finishes, to provide an incredibly resilient, hard-wearing, and hygienic doorset, ideal for high-traffic, high-wear, hospital environments.”
Liam McNichol, associate director at Hunters, said: “The wide-ranging palette of colours and finishes that SDS provides was pivotal to achieving a playful and colourful design, which further assisted in improving wayfinding and the patient experience.”