4 things you may not know about NHS hospital furniture

Posted: June 14th, 2019 | Category: Healthcare, Latest News

Hospital aesthetics are changing. The days of clinical and white NHS furniture are becoming a thing of the past, and many NHS hospitals are now welcoming bright and comfortable furniture into their wards. What architects and contractors might not realise is that all furniture selected in a hospital needs to be NHS approved, suitable for […]

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Health on the move. Furniture for an agile environment.

Posted: May 7th, 2019 | Category: Healthcare, Latest News

Anyone who has visited a hospital or doctor’s surgery recently is likely to have seen for themselves how healthcare furniture is changing. The working practices of staff, the impact of digital and web-based technologies and the weight of public expectation have all come together to influence adaptations to our modern welfare spaces. Architects and designers […]

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The importance of infection control in hospital furniture

Posted: May 1st, 2019 | Category: Healthcare, Latest News, Tips & Advice

The risk of contracting infections is an extremely valid and significant concern not only for patients and visitors to hospitals, but for nurses, surgeons and all other hospital staff too. We all have a responsibility to fully uphold infection control and cleanliness in the clinical environment. Procedures such as excellent hand hygiene through the use […]

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Importance of welcoming reception areas for the healthcare sector

Posted: April 11th, 2019 | Category: Healthcare, Latest News

Creating a welcoming reception area and entrance is critical to meeting the UK government’s objective of building a more patient-focused healthcare service. Some of the key aspects of entrance and reception design and layout are highlighted below: Functional yet pleasing design All patients need to feel welcomed within healthcare services, and the reception and entranceways […]

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Creating adaptive environments in healthcare

Posted: March 12th, 2019 | Category: Education, Healthcare, Latest News

Space is a big issue in today’s healthcare environments. Change is now a feature of everyday life for health and social care managers with demand for healthcare soaring, often in buildings which are no longer entirely fit for the purpose of delivering services in the 21st century. The demand to bring new services online at lightning […]

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Frequently Asked Questions with Answers

Posted: March 1st, 2019 | Category: Healthcare

Listed below are the most common questions that we are asked. Just click the question to display the answer. If you have a specific question not shown please or from our main menu please email us here: sales@davidbaileyfurniture.co.uk

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How fitted healthcare furniture can help hospitals deal with crowding

Posted: February 8th, 2019 | Category: Healthcare, Latest News

If you turn on the TV in the morning or scroll through the news on your commute, you’ll know that hardly a day goes by without a feature on the pressures hospitals are facing around the country. While this means that waiting areas and consulting rooms can become crowded, the good news is that these […]

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The furniture needs of mental health environments

Posted: January 31st, 2019 | Category: Healthcare, Latest News

It can be challenging to specify suitable furniture that meets the demands of a wide range of challenging and unpredictable behaviours. The models you order must be safe and robust, yet in keeping with the necessary style to function as a component of an effective and practical therapeutic environment. Here are some of the considerations […]

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Medicine storage in residential care facilities

Posted: January 29th, 2019 | Category: Healthcare, Latest News

In a residential care home, specialist healthcare furniture must be used to store medicines in a safe and secure way that ensures they are effective when administered. Every medicine type has specific storage requirements, which are dictated by the manufacturer. Different care facilities do things differently: some choose to allow the storage of medicines in […]

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Standard requirements for HTM 63 and HTM 71 for hospital and healthcare environments

Posted: January 23rd, 2019 | Category: Healthcare, Hospital, Latest News

If you’re placing contracts for the purchase of hospital and healthcare furniture, you need to be aware of the requirements of Health Technical Memorandum 63 (HTM 63) and HTM 71. This brief guide outlines the standard requirements for HTM 63 and HTM 71 furnishings, to assist in your buying decisions. Standards for HTM 63-compliant furnishings […]

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