QUESTIONS TO ASK WHEN PLANNING A HOSPITAL FIT-OUT
· IS THE FIT-OUT WITHIN YOUR BUDGET?
It is only wise to consider what the budget is like before carrying out a commercial fit-out. Eliminate the possibility of additional charges and include indisputably important items. Even when there is more than enough budget to carry out the design, be sure to eliminate unnecessary quotes; a little can be everything sometimes.
· HOW HOSPITABLE IS THE ENVIRONMENT?
As this is a fit-out for an hospital, it is important to make it really as hospitable as possible. Features like the color of the painting, the pictures displayed on the walls, the sculptures and statues, would go a long way to determine how a patient would feel when he or she first steps feet into the environment. The arrangement of furniture in every room, starting with the reception to the toilet fit-out, should have a hint of hospitality to it.
· ARE THE SYSTEM DESIGNS EFFICIENT?
Make extensive use of the physical space within the hospital or clinic space. They should incorporate the needs of every one present in the environment for increased optimism. As part of the final finishing, consider the air-conditioning units, power plugs, switches, ventilation ducts, fans, lights, windows, heat vents, and thermostats. These finishing would not only contribute to boosting the hospitality of the environment, but also make for efficiency in the day to day activity of the hospital.
· ARE YOU FLEXIBLE ENOUGH?
How willing are you to adapt to changes? It might be probably so that you spent a whole deal of time and money planning and putting your fit-outs in place, but you must be willing enough to making changes for some reasons. These reasons include
1. Keeping up with trends, especially those of them that can be easily incorporated into the already existing design of the environment. Such things can greatly impress the patients.
2. Incorporating suggestions that may be offered to you by people, especially the patients, about the environment. Who knows, there might be something freaking about the décor from their point of view.
3. Taking personal notes of things that were probably missed during the first fit-out execution. These might not be things pointed out by someone else but things you noticed on your own which needs to be changed.