KLC School of Design Ideas Showcased
Yesterday (23 August 2016) staff had the chance to view the ideas for redeveloping parts of the hospital made by students from the KLC School of Design.
Footfall in the new conference centre was heavy, and staff from came from all departments of the hospital to view the ideas, and leave their comments. Discussion about the plans was involved and animated, and the comments left clearly reflected the skills and insights of each work area, from domestics to speech and language therapists.
The 40 students took on the brief in May 2016. Their task was to design an ideal ward based on Drapers ward; redesign the main reception area; and redesign the area of the basement where Café Eclipse now stands to make it into a quiet space for staff, patients and relatives.
KLC School of Design students worked in groups
The students worked in five groups, and each group produced designs for all three projects.
Chief Executive Paul Allen said,
“We all have a say in the future of our hospital, so I am delighted that so many of our staff have attended the display of these designs and given some very helpful feedback.”
The students will use the feedback to further refine their plans.