Healing environment in Amersfoort

The Meander Medical Centre in Amersfoort, the Netherlands, was built entirely according to healing environment principles.

Philip van Klaveren, facilities manager at the Meander Medical Centre, explained why this hospital is different from other hospitals. “The main characteristic is the huge amount of natural light entering the building, which helps with orientation and creates a feeling of spaciousness. We want this hospital to breathe hospitality”

“Reducing noise is also important in a healing environment. This is partly a matter of awareness. You can train the staff not to talk too loud. In addition, as far as possible we keep the transport of goods and patients out of the sight and hearing of patients and visitors. This all helps create a welcoming, patient-friendly environment.”

 

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