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Choosing infection control furniture that fits with industry standards

Posted: July 31st, 2020 | Category: Healthcare, Latest News

Hospitals and healthcare environments have their own industry standards that must be adhered to when selling furniture to the industry. With the surge of Coronavirus over the last few months, infection control is more important than ever, and it is essential for hospital furniture to be compliant with HTM 63 and HTM 71. We look […]

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How will Covid-19 change healthcare architects’ approach after lockdown?

Posted: April 28th, 2020 | Category: Healthcare, Latest News

Infection control is more topical than ever before when it comes to the design of healthcare facilities, hospital furniture and more. So it’s no surprise that the landscape of architecture for medical and clinical environments is set to change in more significant ways than it has in the past. With coronavirus looming large over every […]

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Coronavirus: how hospital furniture could be the front line in infection control

Posted: March 11th, 2020 | Category: Healthcare, Latest News

As the international coronavirus crisis continues to put a strain on our hospitals and GP surgeries, the need for infection control has never become clearer. While MPs and healthcare professionals alike continue to highlight how good hygiene practices can help to prevent the spread of infectious viruses like Covid-19, it’s worth considering how furniture and […]

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How do hospitals maintain good hygiene?

Posted: January 14th, 2020 | Category: Healthcare, Latest News

Take a moment to consider that hospitals are some of the fastest-paced environments imaginable. Doctors, nurses and support staff are fastidious at sanitising their hands after each and every patient encounter; there are stringent cleaning regimes in place across the hospital and relentless reminders throughout the corridors citing the dangers of spreading infections and the […]

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How to create a comfortable and safe environment in hospitals

Posted: January 8th, 2020 | Category: Healthcare, Latest News

It is not a secret that attending or staying in a hospital can be scary, and something not a lot of people look forward to. However, a key focus within the healthcare industry and among doctors and nurses is to try and make patients feel as safe and comfortable as possible. In this article we […]

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Hospital furniture and its role in infection control

Posted: September 4th, 2019 | Category: Healthcare, Latest News

Approximately 300,000 patients a year acquire a healthcare-associated infection after receiving care or treatment within the NHS. This equated to more than 6% of all patients in 2011, with respiratory infections such as pneumonia being the most prevalent. There are various ways in which infection can spread through hospitals, but the use of furniture, including […]

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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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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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Infection control for hospital furniture

Posted: January 4th, 2019 | Category: Healthcare, Latest News

Working in the NHS is not a job for the faint hearted. There are many pressures on the work when caring for those in need. One of those challenges is the need to keep hospital areas clean so patients don’t become infected with a new illness. In the past few years, media outlets have made big […]

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Infection Control – The importance of using the correct furniture in a health centre

Posted: September 12th, 2018 | Category: Healthcare, Latest News

There are many factors that need to be considered when designing a health centre. Where will patients sit? How big are the treatment rooms? Where should the reception area be placed? One important consideration is that of infection control, and this applies to all areas of the health centre, including the treatment room, medical storage […]

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