When King’s Mill Hospital in Nottinghamshire enhanced its dementia ward, Woodland, they wanted to create an environment that was both safe and familiar. The brief was to create areas which could aid reminiscence and help to calm and/or stimulate patients when necessary.
Never before have we incorporated such a wide range of the products that we offer into a dementia friendly environment scheme. This included wall murals, Kodak digital displays, 1950s style TV, digital fish tank and window graphics. We also incorporated a first for us, a nostalgia display. This ran along the length of a corridor and featured a range of iconic images from the 50s and 60s onwards including the Queen’s coronation, sport, music and movie images and old photos from the local area.
Adam Hayward, Woodland Ward Matron, said: “We knew that graphic design and interactive elements were vital to achieving our goals. We were convinced that New Vision understood the needs of our patients and could help us develop our concept.
New Vision worked closely with our clinical teams to ensure that patient and staff experience was at the core of their designs. Close working with our contractors and project managers also supported the successful completion of our project - on schedule and on budget.”
“The work done by New Vision is superb. There’s no doubt that we have the best possible care environment for our patients, their families and our staff. That is partly down to the professionalism, talent and co-operation of the New Vision team.”