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1. The hospital should be accessible to all kinds of people, for example people with permanent and temporary disabilities. This will ensure that the people don't feel discriminated against.
2. Employ the use of color codes: Each department should have a different color code to enable patients to quickly tell where they are. Symbols and pictures can also be used instead of color codes. For example, a teddy bear picture or symbol may be used to represent the pediatrics department.
3. Employ individual whose main duty is to meet patients and visitors either at the gate or the parking garage. Student interns may be useful in this area.
Conclusion: Any way-finding system needs to be consistent throughout and should be clear to patients what the directions mean. All staff members must as well be familiar with the system so they can help visitors with questions regarding the system.
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Sep 19th, 2015
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