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Nij Smellinghe Hospital

Drachten, The Netherlands (2021)

Nij Smellinghe hospital with new OR complex and Halton Vita OR Space solution

Hospital Nij Smellinghe, located in Drachten, as a regional hospital is available to the 120,000 inhabitants of Southeast Friesland. The institution offers treatment and nursing in the most common medical specialties.

Nij Smellinghe continues to provide accessible and sustainable care and responds to developments in healthcare and technology by renovating the entire operating complex. The new building is equipped with modern devices and the latest technologies – Halton Vita OR Space ventilation solution was chosen for seven brand new operating rooms, including one hybrid.

Nij Smellinghe hospital with new OR complex and Halton Vita OR Space solution

Hybrid operating rooms are usually equipped with advanced medical imaging devices. This enables to carry out minimally invasive procedures and speed up diagnostics, resulting in a safer operation in shorter time. The challenge in these kind of rooms is to fit the equipment into design of the room while keeping the required level of cleanliness.

Halton Vita OR Space solution keeps the required ISO class level in the whole operating room. With this solution there is also free space on the ceiling that enables to put there any device you need.

Nij Smellinghe hospital with new OR complex and Halton Vita OR Space solution

With the renewed operations complex, Nij Smellinghe is expressing its strategy ‘Building sustainable care together’

Good user experience was also a goal while designing the OR complex. The large windows within the operations complex provides a lot of light and contact with the outdoors and nature. At the same time, the windows have an insulating effect. This user friendly environment was possible to create while keeping high level of cleanliness in the whole operating room.

 

Photographer: Annemarie Boonstra Fotografie