The ABCs of Designing and Fitting out Clinics
When it comes to designing and fitting out medical and dental clinics, expert advice has never been more important. From efficiency to ergonomics to cleanliness and compliance, the bar for success is set high in surgery design.
Fortunately, there are experts and processes in place to help you succeed in building or renovating a medical clinic. Here is a step-by-step look at designing and fitting out a clinical practice – whether it’s dental, veterinary or medical.
Consultations and Assessments Are Key
An idea can look very different on paper and in reality, which is why a thorough consultative process is required when designing a medical office. Practitioners should search for a fit-out specialist with healthcare expertise who will offer a free consultation and site assessment.
The consultation is essential to understand your ideal design and make professional recommendations. Meanwhile, the site assessment will ensure that your idea can be successfully translated into a functional clinic, taking into account your daily activities, as well as compliance and council requirements.
A Design Process That Does it All
The actual design process should successfully realise your vision while ensuring a hassle-free process. This means a tailored design for your dental surgery, medical office, veterinary clinic or other healthcare location. It also means your builders should liaise with the council and manage applications, approvals and building permits on your behalf.
Complete Construction Services
Once this preliminary work is complete, the next step in dental practice design is construction. This will cover everything from concrete and flooring to architectural design, electrical services and even cabinet making.
You should search for a provider that offers a complete construction service. This eliminates the need to source several construction teams, removing extra expenses and logistical considerations while reducing the likelihood of inadequate work. By working with a single-source provider who has built up a healthcare construction team, you don’t need to worry about doing extra legwork to find reliable tradespeople.
A Word on Project Management
During the construction phase of your clinic design and fit-out, project management will be the key to success. Look for a team with knowledge of your industry regulations and requirements for clinic construction. This ensures nothing has to be done twice and nothing is left to chance.
Fulfilling the Fit-Out
The penultimate step in your clinic design and fit-out is sourcing the equipment for your practice. You may already have some equipment that you need expertly moved and reinstalled or you may be in need of new equipment to go with your new look. From dental tools to imaging equipment, it’s all important to consider.
Many clinic design teams won’t provide an equipment supply service, so make sure you find one that does. This will be invaluable in saving you time, hassle and money, while ensuring your new clinic can get to work at soon as possible.
Ongoing Servicing for Equipment
That’s essentially all for the design and fit-out process, but it’s also worth looking into a regular service program for your medical equipment. By working with the same team who designed your clinic and provided your equipment, you can ensure a tailored solution for your equipment servicing from a team that understands you.
From A-Z, Dentequip are the Fit-Out Specialists in Melbourne
Whether you’re designing a new dental clinic or renovating a medical office, Dentequip is the team for Metro Melbourne and Regional Victoria. We have more than 40 years in healthcare construction and over 500 regular customers and counting.
For complete management for your next clinic fit-out – from design to equipment supply and servicing – contact us today. Call 1800 336 837 or leave us a message online.