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Haven House Children’s Hospice

Altro brings all things bright and beautiful to children’s hospice.

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Woodford Green, Essex, UK - Haven House Children’s Hospice in Woodford Green, Essex, provides the highest quality care and pain relief to young individuals facing life-limiting or life threatening conditions as well as their families. The facility covers a broad age spectrum ranging from newborn children to 19-year-old patients.

In the hospice, children benefit from a range of play activities, as well as day and overnight stays. They also have access to musical therapy, multiple forms of physiotherapy and therapeutic yoga.

Haven House’s interiors needed to be durable and functional due to many of the areas serving as clinical spaces. Multiple Altro products were recommended by Great Ormond Street Hospital to create the ideal environment for these young patients. A visit to Altro’s offices in Letchworth proved to be an inspiration for the design scheme at Haven House.

The brightest and boldest Altro floor and wall products were selected for the job, with rainbow staircases and color-coordinated surfaces making the facility strikingly beautiful inside and out. Relatively simple maintenance also factored into the decision to proceed with Altro. “The floors and walls look as fresh and vibrant as when they were first fitted and are very easy to clean and take care of” stated Eileen White, Director of Care at Haven House.

A few months after the refurbishment, the feedback from children, staff and visitors to the new colorful environment at Haven House has been overwhelming. “Altro helped us to see that we could use color everywhere, in both a practical and aesthetic way, create a bright and beautiful interior and still fulfil our functional brief” explained Judi Porter, Haven House’s Family and Community Support Manager.