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Safety first for hospital furniture supply

Highcroft Hospital Birmingham

Leading UK fitted furniture manufacturer and supplier David Bailey Furniture Systems has been awarded the contract to provide furniture for a new-build and refurbishment project at Highcroft Hospital, Birmingham.

As the furniture will be fitted in the George Ward, Highcroft Hospital’s mental health unit, special attention has been paid to the furniture specification to ensure patient safety.

As specified by the project architect French Thorpe Consultancy, David Bailey Furniture is creating a bespoke range of furniture items for the project, including drawer units, wardrobes, sink units and shelving.

For example, the product designs feature smooth lines and handle cutouts within drawer units, eliminating sharp corners and protruding knobs or handles. Within the wardrobes specified for the ward areas, shelving has been incorporated rather than hanging rails. Consideration has also been given to the use of colour throughout the project to achieve contrasts that are not only aesthetically pleasing, but beneficial for people with visual impairments and elderly people.

Tim Mills of Weaver plc, appointed main contractor, was responsible for placing the order and, pleased with the service from David Bailey Furniture, extended the specification for additional ward areas under the scope of the refurbishment.

Tailored to the needs of the hospital and healthcare sector, the David Bailey Furniture Healthline range is firmly established as the market-leading brand.

With the option to specify from standard ranges or create a bespoke order, the company offers great design that is built to last. Specifications extend from doctors’ surgeries and health centres to large hospital developments.

Case study date: February 19, 2014
 

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