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Time Out for Nurses

Our Design Matters for Nurses research found that hospital design can contribute to a culture that de-values what nurses do. This was emphasised by numerous comments relating to the lack of dedicated space away from the bedside for staff to complete administrative tasks, share information, have tea breaks or undertake training and education.

We have observed the development in other workplaces (education, translational research, and commercial office) of spaces that facilitate social networks and informal learning opportunities that may be ideally suited to addressing this perceived shortage of staff space in hospitals.

Read our Time Our for Nurses research report.

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