The new Emergency Room in Utrecht is designed in such a way that patient care is taken to the patient instead of the other way round. There are 9 operating rooms, 14 surgeries – of which two specifically for children – and two trauma centres. The Walk-in Clinic has 8 surgeries at its disposal.
The Intensive Care Unit offers a total of 13 beds and only has single rooms. The interior is open, well-ordered and patient-friendly, with as much comfort for the patients as possible. This also holds true for the nursing departments, where patients can occupy one of the 69 beds to recover after surgery.
Comfort and functionality
The Day Oncology Unit in Utrecht looks totally different to that of a conventional medical environment. All of the equipment has been stowed away where possible and the lighting is very subtle. There is also a fireplace in between the yellow lounge sofas.
The interior design is based on comfort and functionality. The lounge sofas have separate pillows so that patients on a drip have something to rest their arm on. The green wall is provided with a coat of ferrous paint and Leaves magnets on which people can leave a personal message. Privacy and freedom of choice have not been forgotten either. Net curtains transform public areas into personal zones. And there will always be a favourite amongst the eclectic mix of chairs around the reading table.