“Given the difficulty of communicating with some of our patients, it was important to create an environment where they could feel safe and supported by our midwives,” says Paul Scott, capital projects manager at the City Hospital in Birmingham. The Serenity Midwifery Birth Centre provides low-risk women with a tranquil, state-of-the-art place to give birth.
“It was an important consideration to get the acoustics right. As its name suggests, we wanted to create a serene and tranquil space in which lowrisk patients could feel as comfortable as possible
when they give birth, In addition to the Birth Centre, we’ve used acoustic ceilings in a number of clinical areas in the hospital. Anecdotally, we’ve noticed a vast difference in the acoustic quality of all these areas.”
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