One example of the impact the design can have on the delivery of care is the layout of patient room.
Old Parkland patient room (140 sf, dual occupancy) shown in pink overlaid onto new Parkland patient room (260 sf, single occupancy). In a single occupancy room, patients are more likely to rest more soundly and communicate more honestly with their caregivers.
New Patient room zones allow for more efficient use of space – especially allowing family to engage in complementary care while patient is in hospital. This reduces re-admissions because the family knows how to assist with care at home.