Spending time in a hospital or healthcare facility can be a stressful and unnerving time…
To try and limit the spread of Covid-19, factories around the world had to cease production or operate at a much lower capacity than usual. This caused a lasting and significant disruption to supply chains, including the manufacturing and delivery of healthcare furniture. Although health care providers may have initially panicked at the high demand and limited global supply of hospital furniture, architects and main contractors have seen this as an opportunity to support the UK manufacturing industry. As manufacturers and factory workers return to work, UK manufacturer and delivery services are becoming an attractive option for businesses responsible for building, refurbishing and fitting out hospital and healthcare facilities. We examine the benefits of using a UK healthcare furniture manufacturer.
What are the benefits of using an existing UK manufacturer of healthcare furniture?
Architects, construction companies and design teams in the UK may wish to use healthcare furniture providers in the UK because furniture can be delivered at a much faster rate. Furniture from the UK will not need to travel via air or sea freight and will not need to go through customs. Healthcare projects post or during COVID-19 will need to be completed as quickly as possible, to avoid any disruption, making the speed of project completion of vital importance.
Selecting a healthcare furniture manufacturer who is operating at the moment ensures your furniture will arrive on time and as conveniently as possible. If you choose to pre-order furniture with a company from overseas, you risk the furniture not arriving on time, should the company push back their opening date.
Supporting British businesses
During the pandemic, more people than ever discovered the importance of supporting local communities and buying British produce where possible. If you choose to purchase healthcare furniture from a UK manufacturing company you can have complete peace of mind that you are helping the UK economy and supporting independent British businesses.
When you choose to purchase healthcare furniture from a UK based company, you can have complete confidence and reassurance that the furniture will be compliant with UK healthcare standards and guidelines. For example, a UK manufacturer should have experience creating furniture that is compliant with HTM 63 and HTM 71 infection control standards.
What is the future of healthcare furniture?
Considering the above information, the future of healthcare furniture in the UK most definitely lies in UK manufacturers. COVID-19 may have been the wake-up call that the UK healthcare industry needed to re-evaluate the wonderful manufacturers located in the UK.
UK healthcare furniture manufacturer – where to find out more
David Bailey Furniture Systems is already back at work and providing hospitals and healthcare establishments with the furniture they need to cope during the pandemic, and to prepare for a post-pandemic world. We can help construction companies, architects and design teams make smarter, efficient choices for their healthcare projects. During lockdown, David Bailey Furniture Systems has already been able to help many locations with new healthcare furniture projects, such as Peterborough City Hospital, Hillingdon Hospital and Royal Preston Hospital.
To learn more about the future of UK healthcare furniture and how David Bailey Furniture Systems could help you, please get in touch.
Read some case studies about installations of healthcare furniture we’ve provided.