Waiting and reception areas are crucial spaces -not only for waiting but a place to keep patient and family connected, a place where the patient can be relieved of the stresses of a testing situation, a place for patient respite, a place for private consultation and education , a space for work and a space to keep kids content and contained.
Furniture and upholstery in waiting areas, especially in emergency departments, need to stand up to 24 / 7 use and be thoroughly cleanable. Whether in centralised waiting areas, outside patient rooms or small lounge spaces, the seating must welcome every shape and size of person. From single seats and adjustable bariatric-rated chairs to sofas and modular systems, they have to match the size and scale of the space.
And, of course, it must be aesthetically designed - with as wide a choice of materials, forms and textures as possible - to create a great impression reflecting the image that you want to present and expressing your commitment to customer service and healthcare delivery.