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some pediatric patients may do better in shared
rooms-so each ward houses two groupings of
four-bed bays along with 24 private rooms with
en suite bathrooms. "There's no absolute science
to dictate the way to do it," Powell says. "It's more
a judgment that it's the right thing to do."
Zucchi says each multi-bed bay measures
close to 700 square feet, which didn't quite fit
within the standardized floor plate depth, so
the bays were designed to stick out from the
profile of the building and are clad in anodized
aluminum panels to give them a shiny, jewel-like
appearance. "It helps animate the fa├žade and alludes to the child-friendly nature of the building,"
he says. "You get a bit of playfulness in all of the
elevations."
Getting noticed
While improving the patient experience,
Alder Hey also set out to make upgrades that
reflected the latest in healthcare delivery,
including the separation of public, clinical, and
facilities management flows. To achieve this, all
the goods coming in and waste going out are
handled in designated elevators that connect to
a set of tunnels on the lower level where automated guided vehicles handle the movement of
supplies and materials.
The hospital also achieved a BREEAM Excellent rating for its sustainable design features,
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Above and left: The ward floors
feature a mix of bed options
with 75 percent single-bed
rooms and 25 percent multi-bed
clusters. Clinicians decide
where a patient is treated, but
some parents will express a
preference for a particular type
of room, says David Powell,
development director at Alder
Hey Children's NHS Foundation
Trust. Opposite, top: The
private patient rooms feature
fully glazed doors that were
designed to improve staff
observation of patients, bring
daylight into the center of the
ward, and help engage families
in the care process. After
constructing a mock-up of
the room, the staff requested
adjustable Venetian blinds
between the glass panes to
address privacy concerns. The
team spent 18 months working
with suppliers, including some
in the aerospace industry,
to find a manual sliding door
mechanism that was light and
easy to use.

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