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 pace is occurring within the shrinking footprints of facilities. There truly is a need for creating adaptive environments which can meet not only the needs of patients, doctors, nurses and care staff of today but also those of tomorrow. Well-chosen adaptable furniture can deliver just that.
Furniture design delivers solutions
Healthcare construction and refurbishment projects often run over time and over budget. This can mean that design takes a backseat amidst the need to simply bring services online. And the ability to create welcoming and comforting patient environments can be hit hard, as can the capability of furniture to afford sufficient storage for everything needed to deliver a safe and responsive service.
This means that the inherent ability of well-chosen furniture to be flexible and reconfigured at short notice has never been more important. Furniture needs to be adaptive, be able to flex to meet storage and accommodation demands and deliver functional assurance such as being quick to install and move around, while being easy to clean to maintain infection control procedures.
Speed and single-source solutions
Today’s modern, multipurpose, healthcare furniture and bespoke solutions can offer all of this and hospitals, primary care services and care facilities can truly benefit from adopting the expert services of a single-source supplier who can offer a range of furniture all delivered at speed and to specification.
Integrated furniture solutions which offer multi-use ability can significantly increase the amount of space available within healthcare settings, easing the workload of those who work within them by affording adaptive functionality, while keeping the focus on the experiences of patients, healthcare professionals, caregivers and visitors.
Creating adaptive environments in healthcare – where to find out more
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As one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of fitted, specialised furniture for hospitals and healthcare facilities, we can design, manufacture and install bespoke furniture to meet your individual project requirements. Our Healthcare furniture range is specified for all types of hospital refurbishment and new development projects, from NHS Trust premises to private hospitals. All our furniture is manufactured at our factory in Broadstairs, Kent, here in the UK. Find out more about our range of healthcare furniture.