Healthcare facilities need to improve the patient environment, embed sustainability into their working practices and modernise their building stock, in order to function effectively in the modern world. Integrated Medical Interiors Limited (IMI) has designed a pod that meets all these needs, within an easy to use, integrated patient environment.
IMI’s modular solution transforms the appearance and functionality of hospital wards, making them streamlined, easy to clean and welcoming, with smart lighting that responds to patient and environmental needs and follows the circadian rhythm. Detailed costings, independently verified, show that the pod will cost the same as a standard ward construction or refurbishment. The pod is cheaper and easier to install than a traditional solution, and brings significant savings during its life through energy use, better hygiene, working efficiencies and faster patient turn-around. The pod can be seen at the Willmott Dixon house at the BRE, from October 2011.
IMI was born out of the Forward Commitment Procurement programme established by the European Commission, the UK Government Department for Business Innovation and Skills, and the Department of Health.
- Modular fabrication: dramatically reduces construction time and risk, as well as cost.
- Ease of use – “flat pack” assembly.
- Cost effective, high quality design at the same price as a traditional solution.
- Increased operational efficiency and productivity.
- In-built medical systems and storage.
- Improved patient environment to support healing.
- Sustainability – 30% energy saving through efficient lighting.
- Fewer hospital borne infections.
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