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VELUX Skylights Improving Healthcare

Bettering the performance of school children, boosting sales in retail stores, increasing employee morale…and now, improving patient wellbeing in hospitals and retirement communities. Is there anything VELUX Skylights can’t do?

Natural light has been shown to expedite healing and improve overall personal health. According to a recent research study conducted by the Centre for Health Design in Concord, California, better lighting and access to natural light can shorten hospital stays.
 
The lack of daylight can significantly disrupt the body’s internal clock. In some cases lack of daylight along with other factors can lead to Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), 
characterised by recurrent, annual clinical depression, accompanied by oversleeping, overeating, decreased work productivity and social withdrawal. 

The average 60 year old requires 2-3 times the amount of light when compared to a 20 year old. The good news is that natural light boosts visual acuity, especially among the ageing. Improved lighting has been shown to decrease injuries related to falls.

Due to this, a number of healthcare facilities have recently had VELUX Skylights installed. The Acute Mental Health Inpatient Unit in Waitakere, New Zealand recognised the healing properties of natural light, and thus had architect Matt Fleming from Maunsell Limited to design the centre around this.

“There are quite a few deep plan spaces and long corridors so we used VELUX Skylights to reduce corridor length by bringing light into the centre to eliminate the tunnel effect,” explains Matt. VELUX Skylights were used over meeting rooms and offices placed deep in the plan to bring natural light over the work and administration areas. “This delivers wellbeing for both service users and staff,” says Fleming. For architectural effect, VELUX Skylights were also used in banks of four in bed wings and in southern service areas.

Source: VELUX

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