Wayfinding can be crucial in hospital and healthcare environments. We design clear and legible wayfinding and directional schemes for hospitals.
Hospital Signs for Modern Healthcare Institutions.
Our innovative sign products provide easy wayfinding and navigation for staff and visitors. A range of fixing systems provide versatility, creating modern hospital sign packages.
Why is Hospital Signage Important?
Signage in Hospitals plays a vital role in ensuring patient safety by providing an easy-to-navigate wayfinding scheme for visitors to the hospitals and for staff members.
Guide Patients and Visitors
Hospitals can be large and complex, with many different departments, wards, and floor levels.
Effective signage can help patients and visitors easily navigate the facility and find their way to their destination quickly and efficiently. This is especially important for visitors who may be under stress or in an emergency situation.
Ensuring a Safe Environment
Hospitals have strict safety and security protocols to protect patients, visitors, and staff.
Clear signage can help communicate important safety information, such as the location of emergency exits, directions to emergency facilities such as A&E, or areas that are forbidden, such as x-ray departments.
Provide Essential Information
Hospitals need to communicate important information to patients and visitors, such as visiting hours, policies around food and drink, and rules around photography or use of electronic devices.
Signage can help to communicate this information clearly and effectively.
Enhance the Patient Experience
Hospital signage can also be designed to enhance the patient experience, for example, by including calming imagery or providing information about hospital amenities, such as restaurants or gift shops.
Hospital signage can help to reduce stress for visitors and provide distractions for young children.
Interior and Exterior Signage in Healthcare Environments.
Combining skillsets is paramount in signage design. xsign combines product design, manufacture, project management and installation to create long-lasting wayfinding schemes in hospitals.
Our signage products are well-suited to the medical environment. Ultra-high quality direct digital print is a popular texting method because it provides longevity and superior legibility.
Hospitals are rapidly changing environments and our jigsaw, puzzle, folio and talky products combine to offer real choice to interior designers and hospital managers.
Creating Accessible Signage Schemes in Hospitals and Medical Environments
Accessibility in hospitals and medical environments is vital for successful wayfinding and patient safety.
Use of Large, Legible Fonts
Signs should use a large, easy-to-read font, with high-contrast colors for maximum legibility. This can be especially important for people with visual impairments.
Including Braille Signage
Braille signage can be provided for individuals who are visually impaired, to assist with wayfinding and identification of rooms or areas.
Using Tactile Lettering
Tactile lettering, which can be felt by touch, can also be used to indicate room numbers or wayfinding information. This can be helpful for individuals who are both visually and hearing-impaired.
Use of Pictograms and Symbols
Pictograms and symbols can be used to supplement text on signs, making them more easily understood by individuals who do not speak the local language or who have difficulty reading.
Hospital Signs and Wayfinding for Healthcare Organisations.
xsign has built a reputation for designing, manufacturing and installing modular sign systems across entire healthcare departments.
Our modular sign systems are well suited to healthcare institutions that are looking for a mix of fixing methods and materials, combined within a consistent theme. Healthcare environments often have different departments with different colour schemes. We can help to provide some consistency through texting methods, colour variations and visual displays.
Wayfinding in hospitals is crucial. Hospitals are environments that feature a high proportion of people who have never visited the building before, sometimes in a rush to get from A to B. It is also critical that wayfinding is clear and easy to understand in medical emergencies. We work closely with architects, contractors and specifiers to ensure that wayfinding is situated in spaces where schemes are easily legible and referenced.