Designing waiting rooms to work in a real world setting.
Today’s waiting rooms are far more than a place to sit and wait. It has to support activities and needs for privacy, work, technology, education and relaxation. Waiting room furniture has to accommodate people of all sizes, and be able to facilitate private conversations between caregivers and patients, their families and friends. Steelcase Health is focused on creating comfortable, highly functional spaces that can be easily reconfigured as building, technology and healthcare needs evolve.
Cluster various types of seating to accommodate groups of different sizes.
Private enclaves in the waiting room provide spaces for consultation and a place for families to retreat in times of stress.
Provide amenities that make patients comfortable and allow them to make the most of their time. For example, include computer workstations, refreshments, play and educational areas for kids.
Here are a few thought starters:
- Request Furniture and Floor Cleaning/Maintenance
- Waiting Environments Insights and Applications Brochure
- Healthcare Furniture Product Care
- How to Better Use Common Areas
- How Technology Impacts In-Between Spaces
- Turn Transitional Moments in Healthcare into Productive Ones
- Planning Ideas
- Sound Masking
- Aspekt Seating
- Regard Lounge
- Tava Seating
- Cannon Arm Chair
- Await Seating
- Flooring and Floor Care