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  • Writer's pictureDarren Cowlbeck

Improved Patient Centricity with Colour Psychology

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Case Study: Why are hospitals always so drab? Time for an update.


Challenge

A local hospital faced challenges with patient satisfaction and staff morale due to outdated facilities and a lack of patient-centric design. Seeking to improve the patient experience and boost staff morale, hospital management aimed to renovate their facilities with a focus on integrating colour psychology and Gestalt principles.


Approach


Understanding Color Psychology

The Talk2 Group Co. Ltd., renowned for its expertise in colour psychology research, conducted an assessment of the hospital's existing environment. They identified colours that could evoke feelings of calm, healing, and comfort, essential for creating a supportive atmosphere for patients undergoing treatment.


Applying Gestalt Principles

Gestalt principles, emphasising holistic perception and organisation, guided the redesign process. The principles were applied to create cohesive and intuitive spaces that facilitated efficient patient care while promoting a sense of tranquility and well-being.


Collaborative Design Workshops

The Talk2 Group facilitated collaborative workshops involving hospital staff, patients, and design experts. Together, they explored how colour and spatial arrangements could enhance patient comfort, support caregiver efficiency, and improve overall hospital functionality.


Implementation of Findings

Based on the research and workshop outcomes, the hospital embarked on a phased renovation plan. Patient rooms were redesigned using soothing colours like soft blues and greens to promote relaxation and reduce stress. Public areas such as waiting rooms and corridors were revitalised with vibrant yet calming colours to create a welcoming atmosphere.


Integration of Healing Spaces

Special attention was given to creating healing spaces within the hospital. Meditation rooms and relaxation areas were strategically placed, designed with natural light and harmonious colour schemes to promote emotional well-being and healing for patients, families, and staff.


Training and Support

The Talk2 Group provided training sessions for hospital staff on the psychological impacts of colour and spatial design. Staff were educated on how to utilise the new environments to enhance patient interactions and care delivery, fostering a compassionate and supportive environment.


Evaluation and Feedback

Post-renovation, patient satisfaction surveys and staff feedback mechanisms were implemented to assess the effectiveness of the changes. Positive responses highlighted improved patient comfort, reduced anxiety levels, and increased staff morale, indicating the success of the patient-centric design approach.


Results


- Enhanced Patient Experience: Patients reported feeling more comfortable and relaxed in the newly designed spaces, contributing to overall satisfaction and faster recovery times.

- Improved Staff Morale: Staff morale improved significantly as they worked in environments designed to support their caregiving efforts and promote positive interactions with patients and families.

- Operational Efficiency: The redesigned spaces facilitated smoother workflow and enhanced communication among healthcare teams, leading to improved efficiency in patient care delivery.


Conclusion

Through a strategic blend of colour psychology research and Gestalt principles, The Talk2 Group Co. Ltd. inspired a transformative renovation at the hospital. Improved patient centricity with colour psychology not only improved the physical environment but also positively impacted patient outcomes and staff well-being. This case study underscores the power of thoughtful design in healthcare settings to promote healing, comfort, and compassionate care.


Improved Patient Centricity with Colour Psychology
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