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Cover of report on using wood as a restorative material in healthcare environments.
Cover of report on using wood as a restorative material in healthcare environments.
June 2015
Canada
Wood as a Restorative Material in Healthcare Environments

FII commissioned FPInnovations to build a stronger evidence-based case for the use of wood in healthcare facilities. FPInnovations carried out a comprehensive review of current literature and recently completed works around the world. Evidence shows that people are healthier, happier and more productive when connected with nature.

The report concluded that the shift toward greater use of wood in healthcare environments is an important and practical step in reconnecting patients, families and practitioners with the pro-health benefits of exposure to nature.

The report is posted on the naturally:wood and reThink Wood websites. It has been covered in various media outlets including those dedicated to design and the construction of medical facilities.