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David Bailey Furniture Systems Ltd.
12 Lysander Close
Pysons Road Industrial Estate
Kent CT10 2YJ


01843 604896

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From the M2 take the A299 (Thanet Way, Junction 7), then the A253 (Ramsgate). When you get to the new double roundabouts take the first left into Haine Road (A256).

From Haine Road turn right into Margate Road (A256), then turn left into Pysons Road, take the third left into Patricia Way and Pysons Road Industrial Estate, then take the first left into Lysander Close where you will find David Bailey Furniture Systems.

The importance of fitted hospital furniture in a healthcare setting

The importance of fitted hospital furniture in the healthcare setting

Hospitals, GP surgeries and mental health facilities need to be practical, welcoming and functional working environments. Many patients will spend a considerable time in one of these facilities and it’s important that they feel both relaxed and valued as an individual there. The healthcare environment needs to be conducive to healing the body and mind, and to putting patients at ease. Designers and architects need to acknowledge the importance of the aesthetics, and in particular the choice and implementation of fitted hospital furniture. In this article, we look at the importance of fitted hospital furniture.

Welcoming and positive environment

The reception area needs to be a calm and relaxing space. This may be in a doctor’s waiting area or an outpatient clinic. The reception area has to evoke professionalism, but also help to reassure the patient. A well fitted desk, shelving unit and comfortable seating are all needed to achieve this goal.

David Bailey has worked with numerous healthcare facilities to create fitted hospital furniture that is stylish, professional, and which puts the patient at ease. When it comes to hospital furniture in the long stay setting, then it needs to look more approachable and less clinical. We strive to get this balance just right.

Make the most of available space

When designing any healthcare facility you need to make the best use of available space. Fitted hospital furniture allows you to create lots of storage in the form of storage units and shelving in the smallest of spaces. Mobile desks and storage cabinets allow you to design treatment spaces that can be adapted to the task at hand. This is really useful when different clinics are taking place. Shelving, the nurses’ station and reception desk can all be designed to fit into a chosen space.

The professional image

Your choice of fitted hospital furniture can also help to portray a friendly and professional image. Colour choices should not be too harsh, yet should be soft and clean looking. Furniture should be fitted well, ensuring adequate cleaning of the clinic room, waiting area or ward. The furniture should also be easy to clean, with non-porous worktops, easy to wipe clean handles and shelving that is stain resistant. Clean and well-fitted hospital furniture will portray that professional image perfectly.

The importance of fitted hospital furniture – where to find out more

If you’d like to discuss a healthcare or hospital furniture project, please get in touch.

As one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of fitted furniture for hospitals and healthcare facilities, we can design, manufacture and install 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 HTM 63 and HTM 71 compliant healthcare furniture.


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