The floor plan of the studied department. This figure represents the floor plan of the studied department of the Ghent University Hospital. The department contains patients that are fairly mobile. The most important spaces to notice on the floor plan are the rooms and the sanitary areas. The department contains 26 beds. The floor plan indicates for each room how many beds it contains. Most rooms have their own sanitary space, but there are also some shared sanitary spaces. The nursing post is the place where nurses reside when they are not helping patients. This space is used to for example prepare medication or write reports. The head nurse has her own office. Patients do not have access to the storage and service spaces, the terrace, the rinse areas and the kitchen. The doors on the left and right of the floor plan are used to go to other departments. Generally patients use the elevator on the right of the floor plan to leave the department. The elevator in the middle of the floor plan is generally only used by staff members.