3 Reasons to Use Cubicle Curtains in Hospitals
Imagine lying in a hospital bed when the patient next to you is receiving Cardiopulmonary resuscitation. You can see the doctors running around, applying pressure to the chest, you can also see the patient’s face. How would it feel? Disappointing and terrifying? Therefore, hospitals have curtains to pull in emergency situations.
Imagine you are in the hospitals after a leg surgery and the nurse is changing your bandage while you are in plain view of every patient and staff. Wouldn’t you feel violated? The hospitals and other such places have curtains to semi-divide the space and create isolated cubicles for the patients and residents.
The cubicle curtains have become popular since 1960’s in hospitals, nursing care, and other spaces which require co-living. Previously, the hospital space or nursing homes were like a large room without any subdivisions, and the introduction of cubicle curtain solved the problems of privacy and isolation effectively. Hanging from the ceiling to the floor, cubicle curtains divide the large halls into smaller units without occupying the space. Also, the curtains are temporary and removable which gives more flexibility in changing the bed plan of the space. These are also easily retractable which is also an added advantage of these curtains.
Here is the list of three reasons of why hospitals have cubicle curtains.
One of the goals in hospital’s architecture is to maximize the use of space. Modern hospitals offer private rooms to the patients, but even then, there is a need for wards. Number of people can be accommodated in wards than in private rooms. So, the curtain is one way of ensuring privacy without compromising the space.