The benefits of green spaces in hospitals
The hospital environment can be stressful, especially when a patient is anxious, feeling unwell or is required to stay as an inpatient.
Can the benefits of nature and green spaces be used by hospitals?
In 1984, a landmark study by Roger Ulrich was the first to demonstrate the benefits of nature in a hospital setting. It found that patients recovering from surgery whose windows looked out onto leafy trees healed, on average, a day faster and had less pain and fewer complications than patients whose windows faced a brick wall, when other factors were controlled for.
The Neuro Spinal Hospital in Dubai has incorporated the healing power of nature into the design of its new building.
Situated in Dubai Science Park, Neuro Spinal Hospital is a world-class, state of the art specialist facility.
Within the hospital, inner courtyard gardens filled with greenery and trees provide space for patients and careers to relax and enjoy nature. Patients can also enjoy these green, natural spaces from their windows while they recover.
Come and experience for yourself the benefits of green spaces in reducing stress and promoting recovery.