Safety (such as ligature resistance) as the dominant feature does not create healing environments. Healing environments need to be created through design that is based on the individual’s and the facility’s’ genuine needs, evidence-based design and a caring approach. It is also important to bear in mind that interior design products can never replace the staff’s expertise to screen patient/client risk. However, a well thought though interior design can support staff to carry out their work and contribute to a better and safe working environment.
Evidence-based design ** for healing environment advocates the importance of autonomy. Examples of this are movable furniture, the possibility to regulate light, view of nature, clear sightlines, the option to choose place, and positive distractions such as art. Comfort, e.g. comfortable bed is important for healing and reduced stress as stress in itself may increase the risk of aggression and prolonged hospital care. Other important features of the physical environment are robust and durable interior products, they contribute to a respectful, long-lasting environment, and not least, improved finances for the facility which could be used for better things than replacing a worn-down interior.
HealSafe’s products are designed, developed and manufactured in Sweden, which guarantees a quick product development, delivery and superior quality. Our furniture range is offered in collaboration with Pineapple UK, one of the world’s leading producers of furniture for challenging environments. With 40 years of experience in furniture that responds to the highest demands.
HealSafe Interior and Pineapple strive further successfully to combine both safety and an appealing design, that’s what we call a challenge, a challenge we enjoy.