Care for the dying: Nic Hoar gives Regency Society lecture
rhp director Nic Hoar has given a talk for the Regency Society of Brighton and Hove on the many aspects of hospice design. The lecture, titled “Care for the Dying: Designing a Hospice”, was held on 7th January at the Brighton Metropolitan College, and had a fantastic turnout – attended by both trustees of the Regency Society and other members of the public. Nic’s lecture demonstrated the amount of thought and care that goes in to designing hospices, and explored the fascinating subject of designing for the dying, focussing on how architecture can help people in their final days. The talk was followed by a series of lively and interesting discussions on the subject.
David Robson from the Regency Society said
There is no such thing as a ‘model hospice’ that can be defined by rules and norms. Nic demonstrated that good architecture can contribute to well-being, just as bad architecture can cause disfunction and misery.