Hospitals are a place for healing and calm recovery, but often the entrance to a central hospital is far from ideal: from hospital staff and patients talking, patients coming and going, patient care teams communicating and waiting families create significant noise levels that impair speech intelligibility and can also raise privacy issues. Noise issues can become a major problem, and are often the main complaint from patients, families, and the staff.
In the recent renovation of Hospital de Santa Maria – Portugal’s largest hospital, Artnovion had the pleasure to provide the acoustic treatment for the main reception hall. Given the current pandemic, the solution had to be both acoustically effective and comply with the stringent requirements for infection control.
Artnovion has developed a full range of acoustic solutions that integrate antimicrobial and fully sterilisable Covid-safe materials that blend perfectly into the design of the renewed space.