When it comes to opening your own Medical Clinic there are a lot of factors to consider.
From the very beginning it is imperative that you find the right tenancy for your medical practice. This includes making sure you are within the correct zone and that the tenancy you are looking at has no council overlay in place that may restrict you from opening a medical clinic in that particular location. Parking restrictions also come into play and could be the decider between taking a property or the realisation that it just wont work for you and your vision.
Once you have found the perfect home for your staff and patients we can start talking design.
Not only do you want to offer a comfortable and inviting environment for your patients, it is also very important that you design to reflect the purpose of your clinic. Consider good layout and how you are going to create a functional and efficient space for yourself and your staff members.
Depending on how many medical practitioners you plan on having within your clinic at the one time will depend on how big or small you make your waiting/ reception area. Keep in mind that patients waiting for a doctor are there for all sorts of different reasons and therefore don’t want to be sitting on top of one another. Extra additions such as a children’s area can also make your patients wait that little bit more relaxing.
The floorpan of any consult or treatment room is also very important. Things such as location of procedure couches, the installation of duress buttons, placement of desks and types of furniture will ensure your own safety as well as the safety of others in your clinic.
Once a basic design is in place you can start thinking about the little details that will make your medical clinic stand out from the rest to both patients and staff members.
When it comes to keeping staff happy, giving them what they need from the beginning is imperative. Functional joinery and separate amenities can make a huge difference and (although they may not seem like the big ticket items) the little things that show your employees you care about their happiness and wellbeing will improve morale which in turn creates an efficient working environment.
Furniture, Fittings and Fixtures (FF&E) can also make a big impact in any medical clinic. Not only are items like furniture and flooring the first things patients will notice when they walk in the front door they are also important in the way of functionality. By making sure all chairs are upholstered in Crypton grade fabric and vinyl flooring is of the correct standard you are ensuring you are doing all you can to keep your medical clinic as hygienic as possible.
As you can see there are many aspects that need to be thought through when taking on the exciting challenge of opening your very own medical practice and the specialist team at Clinics By Design are here to ensure nothing falls through the cracks. From helping you find a tenancy and organisation of permits down to the full design and construct of your brand new practice we take care of everything so you can concentrate on whats important, running your business.
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