• Hillingdon Hospital
    Staff base
  • Hillingdon Hospital
    Reception desk
  • Hillingdon Hospital
    Day room
  • Hillingdon Hospital
    Bed bay one - green
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    Bed bay two - purple
  • Hillingdon Hospital
    Detail of bedhead artwork
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    Bed bay three - pink
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    Bed bay four - blue
  • Hillingdon Hospital
    Corridor to bed bay
Hillingdon Hospital
The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Storm Building Ltd.
Construction Cost: 
Building Better Healthcare Awards 2014, Winner

Refurbished with a grant from the Department of Health Capital Investment initiative, Beaconsfield East is a 20 bed rehabilitation ward for older adults, many of whom have dementia. The ward has been organized into 4 x 4-bedded bays and 4 single rooms with additional reception, sensory areas and utility service areas.

Working closely with staff and patient families, the project aims were to create a dementia–friendly physical environment that enhanced the experience of patients and their carers.

The project has 5 interdependent components:

  • Upgrade ward décor, lighting, flooring and signage to create a calming ambience. Each bay has been given its own distinctive features through use of colour-coding and stunning floral artwork
  • Creation of a patient day-room including dining area and kitchen to increase the social experience for patients and their families
  • Creation of Sensory Room to provide patients with a quiet, calming area with a range of equipment including comfortable seating, fibre optic strings and multimedia equipment for  visual and auditory stimulation
  • Re-fitting de-commissioned bathroom to provide an assisted wet-room, and an independent shower for more able patients
  • Creation of Sensory Garden to provide fragrant and tactile plants, with refurbished upper terrace areas, pathways and canopy’s to enable use at all times of the year