10th March 2016 – New signs go up at Airedale Hospital
Pictured with the new signs at Airedale Hospital are: – John Lofthouse, section leader of the hospital guides; Amy Sikkes, business development support manager and Paul King, estates project officer.
A plan to install 900 new internal and external signs at the site of Airedale Hospital is almost complete. They are part of the new system introduced to replace outdated signs and help patients find their way around the hospital more easily – especially the first time they visit.
David Moss, interim deputy director of strategy, business development, estates and facilities at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, said: “Our new system is well-thought out, consistent and we have involved patients in our planning process to make sure it is easy to use.”
John Lofthouse, section leader of the guides and member of the wayfinding group, was involved in the project which started 18 months ago. He said: “It may take a little time for some people to get used to the new signage but I feel sure it will help all patients and visitors in the long-term.
Guides are on hand to provide assistance to patients and 10 information points with a map of the whole hospital site and department directory are clearly positioned at the entrances and major junctions in the hospital. A downloadable version of the site map and department directory is available on our website at www.airedale-trust.nhs.uk.