Clear communication and a sense of security were therefore crucial to the interior design. “Given the difficulty of communicating with some of our patients, it was important to create an environment where they could feel safe and supported by our midwives,” says Paul Scott, capital projects manager at the City Hospital.
The Serenity Midwifery Birth Centre provides low-risk women with a tranquil, state-of-the-art place to give birth. But as the Centre is an integral part of the City Hospital, with its busy main buildings, it was a challenge to achieve a quiet, relaxing environment.
Limiting disturbance from surrounding parts of the hospital is a significant part of the solution. “It was an important consideration to get the acoustics right. As its name suggests, we wanted to create a serene and tranquil space in which low-risk patients could feel as comfortable as possible when they give birth,” says Paul Scott. “In addition to the Birth Centre, we’ve used Ecophon acoustic ceilings in a number of clinical areas in the hospital. Anecdotally, we’ve noticed a vast difference in the acoustic quality of all these areas after fitting the acoustic ceilings.”
Šajā centrā strādā medicīniskais personāls ar gadiem ilgu pieredzi. Tas tika izveidots ar domu, lai sniegtu pacientiem ērtu un mājīgu vietu, kur dzemdības tiek uztvertas kā dabīgs process nevis medicīniska procedūra.
Šeit atrodamas piecas dzemdību telpas, no kurām četrās ir vanna un dubultā gulta, kur māte var atgūties pēc dzemdībām.
Ir pieejama atsevišķa terapiju telpa, kurā pacienti var saņemt bezmaksas terapijas dzemdību laikā vai vienkārši atpūsties klusumā.
Ir atrodamas arī ērtas telpas viesiem un brokastu telpa, no kuras var nokļūt dārzā ar strūklakām un akmens statujām.