Stonebow – Acute Adult Inpatient Hospital Hereford
We spent a day talking to staff and patients to understand the challenges faced by the current service. We are carrying out some design and construction work to improve the unit and are gather some thoughts and views on how we can make the ward environment better. We will follow up with a staff and patient survey based on the observations to benchmark the improvements works will make by revisiting the unit once the works are complete for feedback and to collect evidence measures. Carrying out this process will help understand how design can impact and make improvements on the working and living environment.
The study has captured thoughts and views against the following categories
– Privacy and dignity
– Staff culture
The design opportunities in response gives areas for qualitative and evidence measures that can be captured through desktop studies and feedback forms for staff and patients.
There are three patient groups for the study
– Mortimer ward 21 bedded Adult Acute
– Jenny Lind 8 bedded mixed Older Adult Functional
– Cantaloupe ward 10 bedded Older Adult Organic