The Importance of Windows in Hospitals

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Although it may not be given the credit it deserves, a hospital window does contribute to the overall health and wellbeing of a patient. Other than providing ventilation, it comes with many more advantages. Read on to get an idea about these benefits and how hospital windows can impact a patient’s health for the better. Visit https://www.fenesta.com/hospital.php

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The Importance of Windows in Hospitals Fenesta

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Introduction Fresh air is a prerequisite for everyone, regardless of whether they are critically ill or not. For hospitalized patients however, the physical environment plays an even more essential role in their recovery and wellbeing. A hospital window is much more than a way for natural light to enter the wards of patients. Here are a few ways in which windows prove to be important in hospitals.

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Natural Light and the Health of Patients Connections between light exposure and physical and mental health exist It is particularly effective for people with seasonal affective disorder Natural light can help restore day/night balance for certain patients

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Ensures Proper Air Flow in Passages Lack of hospital windows lead to thriving of bugs Restricted airflow dynamics enhance the risk of infections Windows ensure proper ventilation and air flow Opening windows ensures that the spread of bugs is minimized

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Effective for People with Respiratory Problems Beneficial for people suffering from tuberculosis and airborne diseases Unventilated areas are breeding grounds for pathogens, moisture, and pollutants Ventilation ensures that the air inside and outside the building is exchanged Enhances rapid recovery

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Other Benefits of Hospital Windows Natural light helps critically ill patients to a certain extent Natural ventilation is better than mechanical ventilation, even at low wind speeds Fresh air acts as a defence against a wide variety infections Promotes peace of mind and meditation to a certain extent

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Conclusion A healthcare unit or building that comes with a well-structured design always scores higher than the rest. This is because it comes with the basic amenities that cater to the overall wellbeing of the patient. A hospital window may not seem like a path breaking element when it comes to tackling serious health disorders, but proper ventilation does come with its perks that contribute to helping the patient recover in a better way.

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