Designing a healthcare facility creates special challenges for the architect and planner.

It is important to safeguard the physical and psychological needs of the residents, patients and staff, and at the same time remain within the building contractor's financial budget.

ArjoHuntleigh has decades of experience in working with architects, healthcare professionals, nursing home management and people involved in day-to-day care.

Our in depth knowledge of injury prevention, resident/patient care, safe resident/patient handling, infection prevention and control and overall hospital wellness means we are able to offer expert advice on the practical aspects of planning a healthcare facility: from space requirements for working areas and equipment to tips on the design of sluice rooms.

We have formulated a set of guidelines that provide improved working conditions, enhanced quality of life for residents and patients, and a better return on investment for care facilities.

ArjoHuntleigh has complied a library of advice and tips to help with planning a care facility, including assessments of different resident/patient handling and clinical issues, a list of the various space requirements and the ArjoHuntleigh Guidebook for Architects and Planners.