Numerous academic studies have shown links between health and wellbeing and the built environment. To enhance wellbeing and facilitate patient recovery environmental factors identified include reducing noise (view our article on the benefits of sound absorbing ceiling tiles in healthcare), increasing natural light, providing contact with nature and the outdoor world, promoting family involvement, increasing the opportunity for patient control, promoting accessibility
and way-finding, improving safety, improving communication, maximising potential time with patients and providing a welcoming environment.

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By using evidence based design principles nature the designer can help to create a healing environment that will benefit all of the building occupants. Find out more

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