Ensuring privacy and clarity of speech

Often open plan nurse stations provide a specific working space for staff when they are not with patients. Often the first point of call for visitors to a ward and the place where staff assemble for meetings and handovers. In drug preparation spaces it is vital that staff can concentrate without interruption.

Acoustic challenge

  • Improving speech clarity to ensure clear conversation between staff and patients at the nursing station. 
  • Ensuring privacy by reducing sound propagation from areas where patient information is discussed. 
  • Ensuring clarity of speech where crucial information is discussed as e.g. drug dispensing.

Hygiene challenge

  • Type of stain: Dust and microbes.
  • Cleaning frequency: Occasional.
  • Type of cleaning: Dry cleaning, wet wiping and disinfection.

Solution

  • Use sound absorbing ceilings to reduce sound level in area.
  • Utilize wall absorbers to reduce sound propagation and increase clarity of speech.

Product recommendation

Ceiling solutions Free-hanging units Wall solutions
Hygiene Performance A   - Akusto Wall A
Hygiene Meditec A   Akusto Wall C
Hygiene Meditec E   Hygiene Performance Care Wall
Hygiene Clinic A     
Hygiene Clinic E