Nurse checking on patient in bed

A look inside a patient room

Thursday, May 9, 2019 |

The Bayhealth Hospital, Sussex Campus has three 24-bed Acute Care Units. Whether patients need an intermediate level of care or medical-surgical level of care, they receive it on an acuity-adaptable unit. This translates into less moving around in the hospital for patients once they’re admitted. All of the patient rooms in the new Bayhealth Hospital, Sussex Campus are private and include many amenities that will further boost patient comfort and safety.

Same-sided rooms

All rooms are identical in how they’re designed and laid out — everything from the bathroom to the trash cans is located in the same place in every room in the hospital. This provides a better patient experience and increases safety.

Other safety measures

The bathroom in each patient room is located in the best place to lower risk of falls, according to industry research. Other equipment such as safety rails and patient lifts are in every room to further ensure patient safety.

Medical equipment & computers

Each room also contains standard medical equipment and computers. This eliminates the carts that providers and other caregivers must wheel around from room to room.

Nurse servers

These storage units are located outside each patient room. They have drawers and a longer cabinet to store supplies, medications, etc., to help keep staff organized and allow them to spend more time at the bedside.

Additional amenities

Every room has large windows to let in natural light and recliners to encourage patients to move around. Family and visitors will have access to a sleeper sofa, a table, and outlets for charging their phones and other portable devices.

Key input

Nearly 150 people, including Bayhealth employees, volunteers, patients, and community members, tested and voted on their favorite furniture samples for the new hospital and outpatient center during a Furniture Demo Fair. For patient rooms, this included sleeper sofas and recliners. In the end, all of the favored furniture was selected for the new hospital and outpatient center.

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