Therefore, we are building friendlier and more patient-centric hospitals that allow the patient's stay in hospital to be more pleasant.
A clear example of this are the therapeutic gardens that are currently being built in the ICUs of the new 12 de Octubre Hospital building in Madrid by Sacyr Engineering and Infrastructure. These gardens are designed so that the patients' family members or even pets can rest.
"In all areas of hospitalization of critical patients, a patient-centric approach is promoted through patient accompaniment and based on a regime of open units,” explains Pilar Santos, head of Sacyr's technical office for the 12 de Octubre Hospital construction.
The rooms are also designed to facilitate the patients' recovery. In addition, some of them allow to keep patients isolated, administrate them radioactive treatments or keep them under surveillance, among other advantages. In addition, this project has a fund dedicated to patient-centric projects being developed in its facilities. These include improvements such as the creation of more pleasant and comfortable rooms for patients and stationery for children.
In Parla, Sacyr has participated in project Biowaste.
This is a biosanitary waste management program, which goes through an inertization process, which corrects its chemical nature, and in turn is safer for hospital employees.
Christmas brings one of the most special moments of the year in our hospitals in Parla y Coslada: Senior patients get gifts. This initiative was born out of the collaboration between the Sacyr Foundation and Adopta Un Abuelo, that aims to connect generations that offer accompaniment options to the elderly.
In addition, among the future projects under consideration, we are assessing the possibility of including newspaper delivery and hairdressing services in the rooms.
Finally, the new Velindre Cancer Center, a facility in Southeast Wales. This new 32,000 m2 facility is nestled in the natural landscape near the town of Whitchurch. Velindre presents a modern design, based on offering a better experience to patients due to its natural environment.
This hospital will allow to reduce patients' and staff’s travel times to their referral hospital, as Sacyr Engineering and Infrastructure goes all in into the new "15-minute city" concept, which brings urban dwellers closer to covering their needs and services within a 15-minute distance from their homes.
The new units will improve relations between staff and patients, fostering and improving the quality of life of the Velindre community itself. The facility will have a Scandinavian-style architectural design. This is characterized by greater efficiency and a quick logistics network of hospital equipment that facilitates the orientation of workers and patients themselves. The project's surroundings are to be respected at all times.
Thanks to the criteria applied by Sacyr Construction, it will be the greenest hospital in the United Kingdom due to the reduction of the carbon footprint. The construction phase is using as little energy as possible. Improvements are included in both installation and maintenance throughout its life cycle.