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Semi-covered balconies
are located at the end of
the patient wards and can
be used for therapy and
educational programs
during favorable weather.

"What helps you navigate is that whichever level
you're on, you always have either the concourse or
the park as a reference point," Zucchi says.
Timber arches made of composite wood reach
out over the curved metal-decking ceiling. A large,
wooden mobile by artist Lucy Casson adorned with
animal characters hangs above, while at the northern end of the atrium a conical-shaped enclosure,
called the "Treehouse," is clad in Western red cedar
and houses a multi-faith chapel on one level and a
teen lounge on the top.
A soft color scheme comes into play in the clinical areas, where varying shades of a single color
are used on each floor to demark staff and patient
areas, such as hues of yellow in the critical care
unit. In the bed wards, Powell says that Alder Hey
wanted its new facility to reflect the industry standard for private patient rooms while recognizing that

No hospital these days is complete without a host
of technology features, and Alder Hey Children's
Hospital is no different. When the project started in
2010, David Powell, development director at Alder
Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust (Liverpool,
England), says the operator wanted to lay the
foundation for a "living hospital" that would be able
to respond to inhabitants and their needs as the
necessary technological advancements become
available.
The proper infrastructure was put in place during
construction, and the hospital is now working on
rolling out several tech-savvy features, such as
automated greeting systems that will respond when
someone enters the hospital. In the clinical areas,
the operating theaters include video equipment and
streaming capacity to connect with providers and
specialists in other locations.
For patients, the hospital is in the pilot stages
of a project that will allow children to design their
own characters before they're admitted and then
have these "friends" appear on the TVs in patient
rooms and on the walls in treatment spaces. Powell
says the personalized feature will be activated by
the children logging into an account they create
and will also support communication with family
at home or elsewhere in the hospital. "It's trying to
make it more comfortable and fun for the patients,"
he says.

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