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Sint-Jan General Hospital Bruges, neonatology

Location Bruges, Belgium
Timeline 2010 - 2012

design and realisation of a renewed neonatology department

Intro

After VK renovated the maternity and obstetric unit of Sint-Jan Bruges-Ostend General Hospital, neonatology was on the agenda. VK delivered an innovative and hybrid model, thanks to an intense collaboration with the people who are active there on a daily basis. Individual parent-child spaces, an environment with adapted light and sound and modern equipment support the development-oriented care of premature and sick newborns.

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Client(s)
  • AZ Sint-Jan Brugge-Oostende AV
Architects
  • VK
Stats
30 beds
1700 m²

Story

The renewed neonatology is an important step in the realization of a modern mother-child care floor.

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After VK’s renovation of the maternity and obstetrics department of the General Hospital Saint-John Bruges-Ostend, the neonatology was in urgent need of attention. VK has succeeded in delivering an innovative and hybrid model, thanks to an intense cooperation with the people who operate it on a daily basis. Individual parent-child spaces, an open environment met adjusted light and sound, and modern equipment support the developmental care for premature and sick newborn babies.

The renewed neonatology is an important step in the realization of a modern mother-child care floor. The service has grown to a surface of 1,700 sq. m., to meet the increasing number of premature babies. It clearly distinguishes various functions: personnel rooms, parent spaces, supporting functions, a local NIC sterilization and the actual NIC room. An open system enables the personnel the offer the necessary care. Survey and control are essential on this critical service. Openness also implies accessibility for the parents. They are essential in the development of the child. Half walls give the needed privacy. Special attention was also given to spaces for family and follow-up.

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