Safety concept for the Rems-Murr Clinics of KECK

"It has always been important to us that the citizens can feel safe in our clinics," said Richard Siegel, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Rems-Murr Clinics, at the opening of the visitor centre on 1st July. "That is why we have maintained the visitor stop at our clinic a little longer than perhaps other clinics."

With a comprehensive hygiene and protection concept it was possible to resume regular clinic operations step by step. Immediately in the entrance hall one notices tremendous changes. Monitors, barrier tapes and glass walls are reminiscent of check-in counters in an airport. The monitors inform about the correct classification of planned treatments, emergency, consultation hours or visitors. Registration and health checks take place in the counter houses.

Julia-Maria Müller, Head of Corporate Development, describes this as follows: "We call the whole thing here "Main Outfall". In this way, like a breakwater, we try to separate the streams of people into the individual queues, as at the airport, so that we no longer have crowds of people".

Managing Director Dr. Marc Nickel felt it was important to implement the specifications soundly and thoughtfully, because: "Corona will certainly be with us for another year or a year and a half." The redesign of the entrance area was therefore not enough. Greater seat spacing in waiting areas, posters with hygiene regulations, new cleaning cycles, wayfinding systems, distance markings are all part of the safety concept that KECK developed and implemented.

In addition to the maximum reduction of infection risks, it was important to the clinic management to create a high-quality appearance with this solution that blends in well with the architecture of the existing buildings. With both requirements in mind, they decided on KECK, whose StaySafe Solutions offers a variety of solutions for Covid-19-compliant brand presentations.

The new concept has been very well received by visitors and patients. In addition, the press reports on the pioneering role of the clinics.