Indoor climate and well-being
Interior design

How to Design a Hospital That Takes Care of the Caregivers

March 8, 2023

The epidemic has uncovered an increased need to consider caregivers' personal work health, both physical and mental, as part of facility design. This paper will look at how to create a healthcare centre that supports caretakers and fosters their well-being.


Cleanliness and Hygiene

Healthcare design is a complex task. They need to provide many different types of services to patients and their family members quickly and efficiently while keeping everything clean and infection-free. Furthermore, building materials that are antimicrobial, as well as infection-control lighting, are creative methods to address the issue.

The unique materials used in Rockfon® MediCare® product range is well-suited for areas with strict hygiene and cleaning requirements. Our products are also constructed from non-corrosive materials designed to prevent the accumulation of mildew and mould.

This means caregivers can work with the assurance that their surroundings will be clean and germ-free. When combined with effective ventilation systems, interior architects can design spaces with fresh, clean air for their occupants to breathe.

Our Rockfon® MediCare® Air tiles and panels are designed to provide excellent hygienic and acoustics performance, especially in areas where differential pressure is a concern. The tiles and panels feature an airtight backing membrane and sealed edges to help keep out dust, dirt, and other contaminants. Medicare Air is suitable for high-risk areas like operating rooms, recovery areas, and intensive care.

Biophilic Design

Biophilic design is another established approach to interior design that is known to enhance well-being. A study from Environment International[8] revealed that:

  • Stress and anxiety are reduced in biophilic environments;
  • Biophilic environments had a larger restorative impact than the non-biophilic environment;
  • Effects on physiological response are immediate after biophilic exposure.

Our Rockfon Senses® and Rockfon Lamella® products are designed to enhance this approach to biophilic design. Available in a range of sizes and wood veneers, these panels vary from warm golden hues to earthier, dark tones. The effect is one that combines natural aesthetics with solid acoustic performance through easy-to-assemble and reconfigurable elements.

These tiles, when used in combination with furniture and indoor garden areas, promote a sense of well-being for caregivers. The natural elements of plants and shrubs are replicated throughout the design for a holistic approach to biophilic design.