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Here at David Bailey Furniture Systems, healthcare customers typically contact us for storage for materials and consumable items, as well as preparation work surfaces. These are the most common healthcare furniture needs.
It may not be sexy, but storage makes clinics run smoother, and there’s a lot to be stored. At most hospitals and healthcare facilities, we see cupboards full to the brim of equipment, boxes, gas bottles and trollies. Time is precious, workloads are high, and clutter is chaos. But most healthcare facilities don’t have the time to organise.
That’s where we step in. We ease the chaos, making fit for purpose furniture that fulfils the function required in specific rooms. Whether it’s clean utilities, anaesthetic rooms or clinical rooms, our healthcare furniture is hospital grade and helps hospitals and other facilities organise, declutter, and run more efficiently.
We’ve already revealed the most common furniture requests, but let’s talk more about the needs.
Keeping things tidy
Tripping over things is a safety hazard, and it doesn’t help anyone who potentially needs these things. The longer it takes to sort through things, the more time is taken away from nurses and already time-poor staff.
Customers need storage to be flexible
Perfectly organised storage in the wrong room is not a good storage solution. Healthcare professional providing services to patients need to be able to access whatever it is they need in whatever room they’re in. Storage furniture has to be able to cope with this.
Things need to be found when they are needed
If things are not tidy and organised, figuring out where to look for items may be a time absorbing task. Furniture needs to facilitate easy access and effective organisation.
Infection control needs to be managed
Storing needles and generally keeping storage spaces free of contamination and infections requires heavy-duty equipment that is to HTM 71 standard.
Longevity needs to be guaranteed
Cheap storage furniture may be cheap upfront, but it is almost always more costly in the long run. Healthcare facilities need furniture that lasts, standing up to scope for many years into the future.
Contractors need to deliver against the facilities needs
The responsibility of the storage furniture performance ultimately falls onto the contractors completing the build or refurbishment. The furniture needs to reflect their brand quality and guarantee happy clients, no going back for fixes or frustrations.
Solving your storage needs
Although we are big supporters of our own work, we don’t promote ourselves lightly. We’ve spent decades developing our solutions, working with healthcare clients to understand their needs and crafting furniture according to the demands of the sector. For this reason, we can proudly say that we provide better materials, better craftsmanship and better service than many non-specialist healthcare furniture manufacturers.
David Bailey Furniture Systems furniture is made with:
- Chipboard, MDF and laminate
- The use of quality fixings
- Vigorous testing for durability
- Expert craftsmanship
- Budgets in mind
We consult with our clients to work within their budgets. Contractors realise that quality stands up over time, and we understand that value has to be proven.
It’s not the materials per se. It’s the way it’s put together. We build furniture to fit its purpose, look good, function perfectly and make your work-life smoother, more organised. We build furniture to last.
Healthcare furniture needs – where to find out more
David Bailey Furniture Systems specialise in healthcare furniture design and manufacturing, creating practical, functional furniture that meets the highest HTM 63 and HTM 71 standards set out by the UK’s Department of Health. Both pre-pandemic and post, our furniture helps hospitals and health providers to stay safe and serve their community. Browse our healthcare furniture product brochure or get in touch to discuss how we can help with your latest project.