Over the last 3 years, healthcare systems worldwide have undergone extreme changes brought on by tremendous pressure. They continue to be taxed and look toward the future as the world continues to recover from the pandemic. As hospitals and other healthcare facilities are taking the time to recover, they are also examining their design process and making changes to patient well-being through furniture design.
In 2023, the major healthcare furniture design trends that we are seeing are in direct response to the issues that arose during the pandemic. Manufacturers and contract furniture salespeople should keep the following issues in mind when planning layouts for clients in the healthcare vertical with The KITS collaborator. Proper healthcare furniture design can help clients manage issues such as overcrowding and space flexibility; staff comfort and retention; and the behavioral health of both caregivers and patients. These healthcare design trends are sometimes similar to the ones we’ve seen in education and business settings as well, showing consistent responses to the societal changes we’ve seen in the early 2020s.