The new L-shaped patient ward building is constructed according to the double-corridor principle, with a central strip for service areas and additional patient facilities. On each floor, there are two nursing units, which converge at the corner with the stairwells.
The patient rooms have a staggered facade. This allows for better space distribution around the bed and also improves the view. No longer is there a significant quality difference between the bed-by-the-window and the bed-near-the-corridor! The ward building is designed in a way that parts of it can be easily repurposed into a clinic if a further reduction in beds becomes necessary.
Ziekenhuis de Tjongerschans has received a new central hall on Thialfweg. The hall has a unique appearance: light, transparent, and accessible. The functions integrated into the hall are housed within freely shaped elements on both the ground floor and the first floor. The design aims to achieve unity in the hospital’s architecture, despite the various ages of the building components. This unity is created by clearly positioning the newly constructed parts in relation to the parts to be retained. The new entrance, with transparent glass facades, connects the new sections of the clinic and outpatient department.
Dialysis Center Súdhaghe
Súdhaghe is a part of the dialysis center at the Medisch Centrum Leeuwarden and is located on the premises of De Tjongerschans Hospital. Súdhaghe has a very distinct, homely atmosphere. The reception area features a large bookshelf, and the semi-circular dialysis room offers a view of lush greenery. This creates an environment where dialysis patients can feel at ease.