Creating Healing Spaces
"We wanted to create a place of beauty and healing” - Dr David Reilly
We all understand that the physical environment affects us, particularly if we are unwell or vulnerable. So what are we to do about our hospital? How can we offer patients and staff a more healing environment?
At the Glasgow, we set out to do just this – to create a place of beauty and healing, and in so doing offer a new model for a better healing environment.
The close-knit design team that brought together medics, administrators, architects and artists, has managed to create an award-winning functional hospital of singular beauty that complies with all NHS guidelines regarding quality standards, operating efficiency and cost.
Our achievement not only benefits the staff and patients at the hospital, but also offers a new vision for re-humanising care that can be readily applied elsewhere in the NHS and other care systems.