Design competition launched to tackle A&E violence
March 1 2011
The year long project is being run by the Design Council and aims to bring designers, architects, patients and staff together in a bid to develop and trial possible solutions to the problem.
A range of possible solutions are being investigated such as looking again at the layout, use of space and furniture along with improvements to information sharing with patients and relatives and re-designed clinical and non clinical systems.
Lord Bichard, Chairman of the Design Council said: “Design is now recognised by the Department of Health as having the potential to develop new solutions to difficult problems within the National Health Service. This is a great opportunity for designers to really make a difference to staff and patients and, hopefully, save money.”
A closing date for entries has been set for April 4 with the winning designs to be showcased in October.