If you are wanting to impress your clients when they first walk in the door of your specialist practice, here are a few tips on how to make a great first – and lasting – impression.
Choose the style that showcases your clinic’s personality, whether that is traditional, industrial or Zen. It could even be a combination of all three styles.
Specific themes can be achieved with different finishes, such as timber elements, the colour of paint on the walls, your lighting fixtures, and the type of furnishings used throughout your clinic. Whatever theme you chose – keep it simple and stylish.
The fitout of the Bone and Joint Clinic for Sunshine Coast Orthopaedic Surgeon Luke McDermott has a traditional “look and feel”, creating an elegant yet calming environment for the clinic’s patients.
Dark timbers are featured throughout the clinic contrasting with the bright-white walls and window coverings. Dark grey carpet features throughout the practice, complemented by blue accents in the furnishings in the consult rooms and reception area.
An essential element of designing your specialist suite is finding the best solutions for a functional flow. Chances are you have a small space, so you need to ensure the flow of patients and staff into and throughout your clinic is effective and efficient.
An automatic sliding door is a very effective way for your patients to enter your specialist clinic – especially with the current focus on increased infection control. Using a sliding door takes away the need to continually be wiping door handles and as it is usually glass the reception area has a clear view of your patients when they arrive.
It also provides a clean, uncluttered way to enter the clinic allowing the stylish design to show through.
A lot of medical suites provide some type of refreshment for their patients. Providing refreshments helps to make them feel relaxed and sets the tone for their visit.
Serve yourself tea, coffee and water in cups is typically the most common approach. Now things have changed since the recent infection control recommendations have came into play, some specialist clinics are moving to disposable cups and utensils. This could help keep the area clean as well as simplify infection control measures.
Are you looking to relocate or fitout your specialist suite? We will be attending the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Congress in May. Stop by our booth to discuss your plans for your specialist practice fitout.