The design of pediatric healthcare facilities presents considerations and opportunities beyond those addressed in the adult realm, according to an article on the FaciltyCare.
It is important to provide an orderly, clean and calm yet engaging environment. Factors to consider when designing a pediatric waiting room include:
• Space and privacy - plenty of open space for active children and children in wheelchairs and strollers and natural divisions and adequate space so that families are not on top of each other
• Order and cleanliness - these are indicators to patients, parents and visitors of the organization’s culture. It is important to keep a waiting room fresh, clean and well maintained.