As designers and manufacturers of superior healthcare signage, wayfinding and sign systems, Wm. Whiteley Limited is celebrating 30 years experience working with the interior design, architectural, and facility management communities. During the past decade alone, over 80 projects successfully completed at healthcare facilities including, hospitals, health clinics, nursing homes, long term care and retirement facilities.
Long Term Care & Retirement
|Hospital, Rehab, Clinic, Long term care and Retirement Environments||Constant improvement for Health Clinics||Managing change through innovative products|
What a good wayfinding system can do…
A good wayfinding system (including directional, informational, identification, and safety and security signage) helps all facility users, both permanent staff and visitors, to save valuable time, while reducing stress and encouraging self-reliance. It also enhances building and personnel safety and security.
Challenges faced by Healthcare Facilities in specifying signage…
Multiple User Groups
Signage specified for healthcare facilities must give the total facility a cohesive and coordinated appearance while, at the same time, meeting the potentially divers or unique requirements of multiple user groups including:
- Management and staff
- Doctors and other professionals
- Patients or residents
- Suppliers & other service providers
Frequent Updating Required
Many signs required by Healthcare facilities require frequent updating (i.e. nursing station "On Duty" notices; daily & weekly menu boards; activity boards; notices advising of special or temporary/emergency conditions, etc). Ease of updating, ongoing costs, & security of contents are critical considerations in selecting signage (see Permanent or Changeable below).
Ease of Maintenance
'Heavy traffic. Hard usage.' pretty much describes what Healthcare signage needs to be able to stand up to. Signs must be hard wearing, tamper resistant, easily cleaned & maintained, & compatible with products required for infection control.
Regulatory, Building Code & Accessibility Compliance
The most fundamental purpose of any Healthcare facility is to support patients or residents who are vulnerable or have special needs. Discharging this responsibility demands strict compliance with all relevant federal, provincial or state, and municipal regulations.
Our Healthcare Signage Products
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