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SCOTLAND HEALTH NEWS

Thursday August 30 2018

How to create a 'five-star' hospice


Patient care equipment supplier Innova Care Concepts has recently completed £269,000 worth of work at the newly-refurbished St Andrew's Hospice in Airdrie, Scotland.



How to create a 'five-star' hospice

A Wetherby-based healthcare equipment company has helped to make one Scottish hospice a particularly homely place to be after its £9 million refurbishment.

St Andrew’s Hospice in Airdrie, Lanarkshire had been in dire need of a refurbishment due to the increased demand for hospice care in the area. The hospice wanted their new 30-bed inpatient unit to be as homely as possible to allow its patients to feel comfortable whilst staying there.

The hospice and JDDK Architects chose Innova Care Concepts to supply and install £269,000 worth of hoists, fitted and loose furniture to make the centre cosy and relaxing for people during some of the most vulnerable stages of their lives.

Joe Hulbert, sales director at Innova said:

“Working on the new St Andrew’s Hospice was truly an honour. It was such a fantastic project and the results are a testament to just how fantastic it is as a hospice.

“We made sure that every single item we provided was perfectly in keeping with their colour palettes and preferences to make it as homely as can be. We handled almost everything – including the curtains and cushions! We look forward to working with St Andrew’s Hospice again in the future.”

St Andrew’s Hospice also chose Innova because of their unique Integralift hidden hoists. These are patient lifting hoists that fold away into a discreet bedhead cupboard behind the patient and can be brought out whenever needed.

The décor and equipment did not go without notice; the hospice had a surprise inspection merely weeks after re-opening. The inspectors commented on the positive impact of the refurbishment and the “home-from-home” feel of the hospice.

Rosemary Brolly, ward manager at St Andrew’s, said:

“I have had amazing feedback from our patients and visitors to the Hospice since we reopened, and they think that the quality and style of our furnishings are ‘like a five-star hotel’ – this has been said on many occasions!”

Innova supplied a total of 28 Integralift hidden hoists, 30 bespoke bedhead systems, 30 bedside cabinets, 105 made-to-measure wardrobes, three X-Y hoist systems, and various chairs, tables, and soft furnishings.

(Photos courtesy of Sally Ann Norman Photography)



"Our patients think that the quality and style of our furnishings are like a five-star hotel!"
Rosemary Brolly








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