Hospice design adopts holistic approach


Posted on January 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

|The integration of building and landscape to promote well-being are said to be key to the design of a £5.2 million hospice| Designed by Allen Tod Architecture, the five-star Marie Curie Cancer Care Centre in Bradford aims to create a welcoming environment while meeting the hi-tech needs of a specialist medical centre. Allen Tod director Andrew May said patients could enjoy a view from the bed and access to a landscaped garden. “Rooms open onto a terrace, where a patient can walk out, take a wheelchair or even a bed,” Mr May said. “The complex also provides new resources for day therapy patients and houses the charity¹s local fundraising team and education centre.” Swedish landscape architect Professor Par Gustafsson worked in partnership with Allen Tod to develop the therapeutic theme in a series of landscapes in the hospice grounds. “Landscape environment was of paramount importance in creating a welcoming and comforting atmosphere and it reflects the holistic care provided by the hospice,” said Mr May. T





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