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Use of color in healthcare design and healing

For some, healthcare facilities such as hospitals and doctors’ offices can cause overwhelming stress and fear. Sometimes these feelings are self-induced, but sometimes the setting can amplify such emotions.  Many hospital rooms are focused on frightening – to the patient – medical equipment surrounded by practical, yet depressing, white walls.  Sure, maybe nothing can be done about the equipment in the room, but the walls demand color.

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St. Francois d’Assise Hospital

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St. Francois d’Assise Hospital

Dishwashing and laundry rooms – not typically at the forefront of hospital danger areas, but any small crack where water is present can create a breeding ground for bacteria.

St. Francois d’Assise Hospital sought to renovate their dishwashing and laundry rooms into one area, and, being both the largest university hospital and teaching center in Quebec, the combined space turned quite expansive. In such a large environment with water and potential germs from stained garments and breadcrumbs, a durable, hygienic and water-resistant solution was paramount.

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