15 Jun 2017

The Cove and St Thomas' Paediatric A+E Highly Commended at European Healthcare Design Awards

The Cove and the Paediatric A+E at St Thomas' Hospital have both been awarded Highly Commended awards at the European Healthcare Design Conference, held at the Royal College of Physicians, London on the 13th of June. They fought off fierce competition in the Interior Design and Art category come away with two prestigious awards.

The awards, which aim to “celebrate and recognise professional excellence in the design of healthcare environments both in Europe and around the world”, regularly attracts the interest of healthcare leaders, academic researchers and innovative solution providers from all over the globe.

ADP worked with Art in Site on the Paediatric A+E, which forms part of the larger Emergency Care Pathway at St Thomas' Hospital. The artwork has been a key part of the whole scheme from the outset, integrated into the design to provide a calming environment for patients and to help staff stressed by dealing with rapidly changing and unpredictable workloads.

Dr John Criddle, Clinical Lead, Children's Emergency Medicine, Evelina London Children's Hospital, said that "working with ADP enabled us to achieve our ambitions for a flexible high-spec space which has delivered a functional clinical area designed with the child at the heart of everything."

(Image courtesy of Louis-Jack Horton-Stephens)

At The Cove, integrated art and interior design work harmoniously to provide a friendly, relaxed, and non-clinical environment, with an information area, café, meeting spaces, rooms for support groups, counselling and alternative therapies. The aim was to work with local artists to create a calm and reassuring space, yet one full of character to offer moments of inspiration to people living with cancer.

Macmillan commissioned art consultants Willis Newson to work with ADP early in the project, in order to create an environment where art, surface design and interiors were fully integrated from the start.

Katie Thompson, ADP’s Senior Interior Designer, said that “inspiration was drawn from the local environment. This provides a sense of well-being by enabling patients to make a connection with an area, creating a familiar sense of place. ADP worked closely with Art Consultants Willis Newson, to create an interior landscape evocative of the Cornish landscape.”

The Cove Macmillan Cancer Support Centre was 'Highly Commended' in the 'Community Benefit' category at this year's RICS Awards.



To see ADP's awards list, please click here.