TEENAGE CANCER TRUST

Fresh thinking for the TCT

–2011

Interior design of a 12
patient ward in the new Queen
Elizabeth II Hospital in Birmingham.

Consultations with patients at the old Queen Elizabeth Hospital  revealed that they felt claustrophobic and bored when confined to sterile rooms during their chemotherapy courses. With this in mind, Two Create designed the new ward as a boutique hotel. Each room is unique so that patients returning for treatment are able to stay in a different environment each time. A 1960’s Pop lounge, New York Loft or Regency drawing room are amongst the options.

The themes were largely created with wall and window graphics. Metal clad walls were utilized by creating die-cut sheet magnets used by patients to personalise their room by adding artifacts such as photographs. Bespoke furnishings were created for the ward, such as specially designed lockers and small console tables able to be lifted by patients pushing drips. Contemporary furniture was upholstered in latest anti-microbial high performance fabrics with design modifications to satisfy patient’s ergonomic needs.