Healthcare Spaces

Trends in Healthcare Spaces

Healthcare Behind Bars

Balancing safety and healing "Although care levels may vary, all correctional health environments must focus on maintaining the safety and security of the inmate-patient and the staff."

"However, even within the most hardened facility, designers must still create spaces that promote healing and improve outcomes."

-Sense of safety.

-Nature view.


Patient care rooms "Patient room design must provide good visibility for staff and corrections officers, which can be accomplished by using safety glass in the corridor wall to allow for observation of the patient without entering the room. "

"Additional clinical and ancillary support spaces, such as imaging or procedure rooms, are sometimes considered to treat patients in-house in lieu of sending them to a local health facility. Providing these additional services can help reduce transportation costs and security concerns associated with transferring inmates, but expected volume must be considered to ensure the construction and maintenance of these services are cost effective."

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