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Dementia Care Design: Key Principles
Oct 14, 2013

Dementia Care Design: Key Principles

A third of dementia sufferers currently live in care. For an individual with dementia, being placed into care is both stressful and traumatic. With a declining memory, the setting of care needs to directly respond to these emotions. Design plays a big part in creating an atmosphere that is tranquil and familiar. Well designed dementia care settings give […]

Glenside Health Services scoops Gold Award at Architects for Health
Oct 10, 2013

Glenside Health Services scoops Gold Award at Architects for Health

Newly completed Glenside Health Services has received a Gold Award for Healthcare Design at the Architects for Health IHEEM 2013.  Designed by Medical Architecture in partnership with local Australian firm, Swanbury Penglase Architects, the development in Adelaide is the first in South Australia to integrate mental health and substance abuse services in one facility within […]

Ryhope Horticulture Therapy Unit serving the Community
Sep 6, 2013

Ryhope Horticulture Therapy Unit serving the Community

Set on the outskirts of Sunderland, the new mental health facility at Ryhope will redefine the facility’s relationship within its green valley landscape and wider community. As part of the redevelopment the Horticulture Therapy Unit will be re-positioned to take centre stage besides the site entrance. The existing and successful therapeutic unit has flourished over […]