Directories and Wayfinding Signs
The eCORE Signage System is well suited to providing a hospital wayfinding solution in these dynamic environments. The modularity of the hospital signage system provides for easy removal or additions of panels to address change in a dynamic environment. eCORE can be further enhanced by adding graphic elements such as logos, symbols, numbers or directional arrows either laser cut into panels, produced as cantilevered feature panels or as 3D acrylic elements.
“Our team of designers worked for two years developing the eCORE Signage System to ensure we ended up with a system that provided internal signage and external signage solutions in a simple, cost effective and environmentally considered manner.”
Design and Innovation Team
Hospital Wayfinding Solutions
The use of separate panels means damaged panels or new copy requirements can be changed easily.
S3 INTERNAL HEALTH
The eCORE Signage System is well suited to these dynamic environments, and provides a complete offering for hospital wayfinding solutions. A hospital environment is an environment of dynamic change. Hospitals frequently expand and contract as entire departments are redeveloped, moved, or shut down. New wings are often added to the hospital as it expands in response to increased government funding or population changes. The modularity of the hospital signage solution provides for easy removal or additions of panels to address those changes in a dynamic environment.
Directories can be printed on single panels or multi-panel directories, which provide easy changeovers. Damaged panels or new copy requirements can also be changed easily, offering a highly-maintained hospital signage solution. eCORE can be further enhanced by adding graphic elements such as logos, symbols, numbers or directional arrows either laser cut into panels, produced as cantilevered feature panels or as 3D acrylic elements.
Complex healthcare facilities such as hospital often attract first-time visitors, and poor hospital wayfinding solutions can cause additional pain to patients, staff and family visitors already under a great deal of stress. A properly designed, comprehensive signage strategy ensures patients can arrive at their appointments on-time and stress free, and visitors can reach their intended destination unruffled and in a positive frame of mind. The value of Programmed’s eCORE Signage System is that it reduces confusion and facilitates efficient navigation for all involved using important wayfinding principles, while maintaining brand strength and consistency, and ease of maintenance. This includes uncluttered messaging that is consistent from point of entry until arrival at the destination.
Hospitals are often contain multiple sites with their property portfolio, and consistent hospital signage provides uniformity across different properties. This reassures both patients and visitors that the hospital facilities administer the same high quality care, regardless of location, or what services are used. eCORE develops hospital wayfinding solutions that strategically preserves brand integrity and design principles across all sites.
eCORE’s modular signage systems offer virtually limitless design options to suit any hospital environment. Directional changes or information requirements are easily accommodated within the hospital signage system within any given period of time. The precision of eCore’s manufacturing tolerances ensures that each panel is exactly the same size as the one it is replacing, eliminating the need for expensive sign replacements.
Hospital wayfinding solutions require instinctive ease of maintenance for the dynamic spatial within the hospital environment. eCORE’s signage manuals will help to preserve the uniformity and rigour of the developed system. Sign types are identified, font and colours recorded for future use, and design guidelines prescribed. Future room changes, construction or acquisition of new sites in future years will benefit from the consistency of the solutions Programmed has implemented.
Well-constructed hospital wayfinding solutions also facilitate improved productivity by reducing confusion and lost-time and inefficient service delivery. Properly-designed hospital signage guide patients and visitors intuitively through the property without help, freeing staff to focus on patient-related responsibilities.