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Patient Environments by Design 2010

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Patient Environments by Design 2010 is an international one day symposium that took place on 28 May at Arup's headquarters in central London.

To download the speaker's presentations, click here to go to the Programme page and click on the presentation title of each speaker to download their presentation.

Now and into the future, patients will chose hospitals and healthcare settings not only for the best clinical services available, but those that best satisfy their expectations for welcoming, healing environments in which safety, dignity and personal comfort are decisive factors.

It is well established internationally that the recovery of patients in hospitals and care settings is affected by their experience of the environment that surrounds them. The symposium explored the role of design in improving the quality of patient environments to support the healing process, enhance wellbeing and underpin the nursing care philosophy.

Adopting a holistic approach that recognises the modern day challenges of health delivery, the symposium attracted an interdisciplinary mix of researchers and practitioners from government, academia, health and social care providers, and private industry, including:

  • Architects, interior designers and health planners
  • Clinicians, nurses and associated health professions
  • Estates and facilities managers
  • Finance directors & managers
  • Innovation and equipment procurement managers
  • Medical and nursing directors
  • Community and public health professionals
  • Medical technology companies
  • Furnishing, flooring and interior design companies
  • Academics and researchers
This event is now over. To download the presentations, click here to go the the Programme page and click on the presentation title of each speaker to download their PDF presentation.

Background and Symposium Objectives

Partners & Supporting Organisations

New perspectives in the design of patient environments are needed to support healing and enhance wellbeing

Read about our symposium partners, including leading government, public, trade and professional bodies from around the world  

The Symposium & Workshop Program

Exhibition & Sponsorship

International experts will join speakers from UK to bring a global perspective to the design of patient environments

Exhibitors and sponsors can raise their profile with the world's foremost interdisciplinary network in the field of design & health


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