4. Security and attractiveness
It may seem obvious that it’s important that a healthcare environment feels secure and attractive. But did you know that there are studies that suggest that the design of a building affects the perceived quality of care? For example, the design can affect how long people feel they’ve had to wait in a waiting room, as well as well-being and patient satisfaction with staff. In Greenland, security at Nuuk’s psychiatric clinic is especially important. There are views outside as well as a good internal overview, which help to create a secure, calm, and safe atmosphere for patients and staff.