A ROOM THAT'S LONG BEEN WAITING FOR A BETTER SOLUTION.
Anyone who's spent time in a hospital understands that today's waiting room is rarely just for waiting. As a public gathering place, it has to support a variety of activities and expectations. Among them: privacy, education, work (including technology access), relaxation and diversion for kids. Seating in waiting rooms must accommodate people of all sizes. And ideally, it should facilitate private conversations between caregivers and patients, their families and friends. To this end, Nurture has focused on creating comfortable, well-designed furniture and spaces that can be easily reconfigured for maximum flexibility.
Cluster various types of seating to accommodate groups of different sizes.
Private enclaves in the waiting room provide spaces for consultation, as well as a place for families to retreat in times of stress.
Consider providing amenities that will make patients more comfortable and enable them to make good use of their time. For example, these could include computer workstations, refreshments, a children's play area, and an education area.