Last year’s prototype Integrated Studio VI looked at what the ideal ward might look and feel like for Waitematā DHB’s new healthcare facility at North Shore Hospital. You can view the amazing work the students did here.
This year we have a range of exciting projects lined up for Integrated Studio VI 2020. For example, they may include (but are not limited to):Digital and physical patient experience within the hospital ward room
Waitematā DHB is planning a new healthcare facility on the North Shore Hospital campus. This 4-storey building is likely to include operating theatres and related rooms, endoscopy procedure suite, and four surgical wards of approximately 30 beds each. The concept design for this building is done with more detailed design to take place soon. This year there is an opportunity to challenge and reimagine the patient experience (both digital and physical) within a ward room. By working collaboratively with patients and staff you have an opportunity to use creative processes to better understand the needs of users and to challenge thinking around what a healthcare facility might look and feel like, challenge current conventions and use design to advocate for those who are most vulnerable. Auckland Regional Dental Service (ARDS)
The Auckland Regional Dental Service (ARDS) provides free dental treatment for people under 18 for the greater Auckland region. ARDS has more than 80 clinics across Auckland in permanent locations and mobile clinics. ARDS are interested in a complete rebrand and a fresh identity that speaks to their proactive community-based and holistic approach to oral care and hygiene. The dental experience can be scary and intimidating, especially for younger children so ARDS also want to rethink the interior of their clinics to create welcoming and friendly spaces. Wilson Centre
The Wilson Centre provides two main services; respite for families with children living with disabilities, and a national service for child rehabilitation. Families can stay on site anywhere between a single day up to around six months. Currently parents stay in ‘villas’ that have little or no artwork and are very clinical in look and feel. Parents are emotionally vulnerable and often experience extreme pressure due to the impact of living with children with disabilities, or of having children with spinal or head injuries. Many are from outside Auckland, after being through their local hospital (and other health) services. Given this, providing a calming, healing environment that has a home-from-home feel is important. There is an opportunity to design a more parent/family-centred environment for child disability and rehabilitation services.