Consulting, Treatment and Procedure Rooms

The welcoming look and feel of your practice should extend to each of your consulting, treatment and procedure rooms. A cohesive design will offer the patient a seamless, safe and enjoyable experience as they move between spaces.

Well designed rooms are large enough to accomodates the necessary equipment and allow for comformtable and easy movement.

Continue to learn more about the elements and design of each room.

  • The Consulting Room

    Your consulting room should be a functional, safe and welcoming space. You will need at least one consulting room per clinical team member (ie GPs and practice nurses).

    Size
    As a guide allow approximatley 12-16 m2 for each consulting room.

  • Furniture and equipment
    This room will need to accomodate a height-adjustable examination couch/bed, a privacy screen or curtain, a hand basin, and 2-3 patient chairs.

    When arranging furniture in this room, ensure that the doctor or nurse’s chair is nearest to the door. This will allow for a quick and safe exit, if required.

    Install a duress alarm, and ideally, a second emergency exit.

  • Location
    Cluster your consulting rooms around the waiting area and close to treatment rooms to reduce walk times.

  • Furniture and equipment
    This room will need to accomodate a height-adjustable examination couch/bed, a privacy screen or curtain, a hand basin, and 2-3 patient chairs.

    When arranging furniture in this room, ensure that the doctor or nurse’s chair is nearest to the door. This will allow for a quick and safe exit, if required.

    Install a duress alarm, and ideally, a second emergency exit.

  • Location
    Cluster your consulting rooms around the waiting area and close to treatment rooms to reduce walk times.

  • The Consulting Room

    Your consulting room should be a functional, safe and welcoming space. You will need at least one consulting room per clinical team member (ie GPs and practice nurses).

    Size
    As a guide allow approximatley 12-16 m2 for each consulting room.

  • Furniture and equipment
    This room will need to accomodate a height-adjustable examination couch/bed, a privacy screen or curtain, a hand basin, and 2-3 patient chairs.

    When arranging furniture in this room, ensure that the doctor or nurse’s chair is nearest to the door. This will allow for a quick and safe exit, if required.

    Install a duress alarm, and ideally, a second emergency exit.

  • Location
    Cluster your consulting rooms around the waiting area and close to treatment rooms to reduce walk times.

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  • The Treatment or Procedure Room

    You should have at least one treatment or procedure room to perform minor procedures and emergency treatment.

    Size
    At a minimum, allow 7 m2 (e.g. 2.5m x 3m) for this room. If your practice performs minor procedures consider a larger space (approximately 16m2).

  • You should have at least one treatment or procedure room to perform minor procedures and emergency treatment.

    Location
    Patients often need to move between the treatment and consultation rooms so position your treatment room close to your consulting rooms.

  • You should have at least one treatment or procedure room to perform minor procedures and emergency treatment.

    Equipment and furniture
    This room will need to accomodate a height-adjustable operating table, a surgical trolley/table and patient chairs.

    When arranging furniture in this room, ensure that the doctor or nurse’s chair is nearest to the door. This will allow for a quick and safe exit, if required.

  • You should have at least one treatment or procedure room to perform minor procedures and emergency treatment.

    Location
    Patients often need to move between the treatment and consultation rooms so position your treatment room close to your consulting rooms.

  • You should have at least one treatment or procedure room to perform minor procedures and emergency treatment.

    Equipment and furniture
    This room will need to accomodate a height-adjustable operating table, a surgical trolley/table and patient chairs.

    When arranging furniture in this room, ensure that the doctor or nurse’s chair is nearest to the door. This will allow for a quick and safe exit, if required.

  • The Treatment or Procedure Room

    You should have at least one treatment or procedure room to perform minor procedures and emergency treatment.

    Size
    At a minimum, allow 7 m2 (e.g. 2.5m x 3m) for this room. If your practice performs minor procedures consider a larger space (approximately 16m2).

  • You should have at least one treatment or procedure room to perform minor procedures and emergency treatment.

    Location
    Patients often need to move between the treatment and consultation rooms so position your treatment room close to your consulting rooms.

  • You should have at least one treatment or procedure room to perform minor procedures and emergency treatment.

    Equipment and furniture
    This room will need to accomodate a height-adjustable operating table, a surgical trolley/table and patient chairs.

    When arranging furniture in this room, ensure that the doctor or nurse’s chair is nearest to the door. This will allow for a quick and safe exit, if required.

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