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3 part series: Why the right built environment is critical to the delivery of specialist care (Part 3 – COVID-19 Considerations)

April 28, 2021

Welcome to the third and final part of our special three-part series in which Tony Shenton, New Build Care Director at J Tomlinson, explores the profound impact that the right built environment can have on the delivery of specialist care.

Parts 1 and 2: Recap and Download Links

In part 1, which you can catch here, we looked at internal design considerations and how elements such as colour and lighting can significantly complement and enhance an individual’s care/rehabilitation pathway. Part 2 (available here) saw us moving outdoors, and exploring how a care facility can harness the benefits of effective landscaping to healing and physical and mental wellbeing.

Introduction to Part 3

The emergence of the Covid-19 pandemic has seen care facilities all over the UK having to make swift changes to the layout and operations of their service in a bid to curb infection spread and keep service-users, staff and visitors safe.

Download part 3 (below) to discover just some examples of how organisations are working to adapt existing spaces and design new spaces that are fit for the ‘new normal’, whilst supporting the delivery of individual-centred care…

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J Tomlinson, which was founded in Nottingham the 1950s, works primarily across the Midlands, Yorkshire and Northern and Central England.

The company provides a range of sustainable building solutions including refurbishment, repairs and maintenance, engineering services, extra care construction, renewable energy, and facilities management, working across a range of key sectors including extra care, healthcare, blue light, social housing and local government.

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