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Solutions for the safe & secure storage of medical records

Tue, 11 Feb 2020 09:49:49

The safe & secure storage of medical records is an area that is covered during routine inspections, a crucial part of patient safety. NHS England & Improvement advise that all non-digital records containing person-identifiable or confidential information must be stored in recognised filing & storage that are locked at times when access is not directly controlled or supervised.

Through a range of trolleys and workstations Bristol Maid can provide safe and secure storage solutions for patients notes and records.

  • Medical Records Trolleys
  • Medical Records Workstations
  • Medical Records Filing Trolleys
  • Laptop & Motion C5 Holders
  • Carefile Filing Pockets

Workstations and Filing Trolleys can be fitted with Laptop or Motion C5 Holders, offering height, rotation & angle adjustment, compatible with laptops 280-435 x 22mm (w x h).

Click here for more information on Bristol Maid’s range of Medical Records Trolleys & Workstations.

Bristol Maid Launches New 2020 Catalogue

Tue, 14 Jan 2020 10:38:23

Medical furniture & equipment manufacturer Bristol Maid launches its new catalogue for 2020. The 416-page edition showcases new and improved products that complement the company’s existing ranges including drug & medicine cabinets, popular Caretray trolleys, infusion stands and instrument trolleys manufactured in-house at Bristol Maid’s factory in Blandford Forum, Dorset.

New additions include…

Alderbury Patient Chairs

Low chairs, medium and high back armchairs, certified to BS EN 16139: 2013 Level 2. Furniture. Strength, durability & safety. Available in an extensive range of colours with optional housekeeping wheels and a fixed or removable seat pad

Caretray Trolley – Chart

Now available as a double column variant, offering a chart area of – 800 x 530mm

Medical Record Filing Trolleys

Suitable for use with ring binders, case note & lever arch files. Available in two sizes with either an open front or locking door/s

Plastic Fixed & Removable Body Sackholders

20, 42 & 70 litre models that meet NHS England ‘Managing Healthcare Fire Safety’ (HTM-05-01/03). Available with lids in five colours – white, black, orange, yellow, yellow & black

Polyurethane – Easy Clean Bowl Stands

Variable height single and double bowl models, compatible with 360mm diameter stainless or polythene bowls. Available with indicator caps in five colours – spearmint, blue, green, red and yellow

Polyurethane – Easy Clean Infusion Stands

Two and four hook models with an optional handle to assist manoeuvrability and improve patient safety. Available with indicator caps in five colours – spearmint, blue, green, red and yellow

Click here to download a PDF copy or request a printed copy here.

All new Alderbury patient chair range

Thu, 09 Jan 2020 13:00:21

A new range of patient chairs has been released, designed specifically for use at either the bedside or where users may be sat for extended periods. The new chairs use high quality components and feature fire retardant foam (BS 5852: Part 2: 1982), fire retardant and antimicrobial vinyl. All chairs are certified to BS EN 16139: 2013 Level 2. Furniture. Strength, durability & safety. Requirements for non-domestic seating, and have a maximum capacity of 160kg.

The Alderbury range is available as either a low back chair or medium and high back armchairs. The ergonomic design ensures correct sit & posture, whilst handgrips assist positioning from standing and seated positions. Frames are constructed from solid beech, (PEFC accredited) with mortice and tenon joints; and are finished in an anti-bacterial varnish. Seat and back cushions are contoured, whilst a hygiene gap prevents the trapping of dirt and bacteria, providing access for cleaning. The seat section is fixed on low back chairs, and either fixed or removable on medium and high back armchairs. The removable seat section assists cleaning (smooth vinyl upholstered underside) and is also reversible, providing additional clearance (seat depth) at the front of the chair. Plastic guides are fitted to chair legs as standard, whilst optional housekeeping wheels can be fitted to medium and high back armchairs. The Alderbury range is available in an extensive selection of colours.

Click here for more information on the Alderbury patient chair range.

All new innovative polyurethane, easy clean infusion stand range

Thu, 01 Aug 2019 14:53:18

An all new range of infusion stands has been released. Tested to BS 3619:1976 Mobile Infusion Stands Appendix A (Stability Requirements), the infusion stands feature a five-leg steel base with low centre of gravity which is polyurethane overmoulded, providing a water-resistant surface with smooth edges & contours. All surfaces are accessible, allowing for easy & effective cleaning (including steam cleaning). The base also provides a shield for the castors, impact protection to patients & staff along with offering protection to the fabric of the building.

A range of coloured indicator caps (spearmint / blue / green / red / yellow) provides department identification & segregation, reducing the risk of cross contamination. The height adjustable pole uses a handwheel with clear visible touch points (1,260 – 2,100mm) & can be supplied with two or four pigtail hooks, (max 4kg per stand). The range is ‘infusion pump ready’ & suitable for use with up to two infusion pumps / syringe drivers which can be clamped to the central upright (max 4kg per stand). For additional ‘patient safety’ an optional handle is available, keeping feet clear of the base whilst also assisting manoeuvrability. The range is fitted with durable 50mm polypropylene/thermoplastic rubber twin-wheel non-marking castors (1 x anti-static).

Click here for more information on the all new Polyurethane, Easy Clean Infusion Stand Range.

New Alweston & Ashington, Wide Arm, Reclining Armchairs

Tue, 30 Apr 2019 13:35:46

Two new ranges of reclining armchairs have been released. Designed specifically for the healthcare environment, the new chairs use high quality components, are upholstered using flame retardant antimicrobial vinyl & feature 150mm wide supportive cushioned arms, masking them ideal for use in oncology, dialysis or haematology for intravenous cannulation, where a patient may be seated for a prolonged period, or alternatively in recovery following minor treatment.

The Alweston is designed for everyday comfort with a contoured support back and a choice of electric or manual tilt in space mechanisms. The chair has limited seams and simple lines to assist with cleaning. The chair is fitted with a fixed Easiform reflex seat cushion as standard, designed for general comfort. Where additional support is required, alternative pressure management seat cushions are available.

The Ashington features a waterfall back and winged sides, providing additional support and comfort. Specific comfort and pressure management needs can be managed through a range of seat cushions constructed from specialist pressure care materials. Available as either a manual tilt in space recliner or electric single tilt in space or single tilt in space recliner with rise function, the chairs provide postural support, pressure care management along with assistance from sitting to a stand position.

Along with seat pressure management cushions, options include arm caps, headrests, USB charging and a fully adjustable wireless charging table.

Click here for more information on the all new Alweston & Ashington, Wide Arm, Reclining Armchairs.

New 2019 Catalogue Available

Mon, 08 Apr 2019 09:30:12

The new 2019 Bristol Maid™ catalogue is now available. Featuring a refreshed look with the inclusion of several new & updated ranges of product it showcases our widest offering of medical furniture and equipment to date.

  • A family business
  • Healthcare focused
  • Manufactured in the UK
  • Delivered using our own delivery lorries
  • The best value
  • Approved supplier
  • Support you can rely on

Click here to download a PDF copy or request a printed copy here.

New range of reclining armchairs

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 10:14:56

A new range of reclining armchairs has been released. Designed specifically for the healthcare environment, the new chairs use high quality components and are upholstered using flame retardant antimicrobial vinyl.

The Shapwick is designed for everyday comfort with a contoured support back and a choice of electric or manual tilt in space mechanisms. Ideal for general use next to a bed or in the lounge of a care home or hospital. The chair has limited seams and simple lines to assist with cleaning. The chair is fitted with a fixed Easiform reflex seat cushion as standard, designed for general comfort. Where additional support is required, alternative pressure management seat cushions are available.

The Twyford features a waterfall back and winged sides, providing additional support and comfort. Specific comfort and pressure management needs can be managed through a range of seat cushions constructed from specialist pressure care materials. Available as either a manual tilt in space recliner or electric single tilt in space or single tilt in space recliner with rise function, the chairs provide postural support, pressure care management along with assistance from sitting to a stand position.

Click here for more information on the new range of reclining armchairs.

New Patient, Ward & Waiting Room Seating Brochure

Thu, 03 May 2018 11:40:16

Featuring waiting, treatment room and soft seating, with models ranging from our unique & popular overnight chair, simple reclining armchairs through to rise and recline porters armchairs supplied with a waterfall back and wheels. A range of seat, back and headrest options assist with the management of specific comfort needs with interchangeable seat cushions constructed from a range of specialist pressure care materials.

White glove delivery is included as standard with all reclining chairs, and includes…

  • Delivery to chosen location
  • Unwrapping & removal of packaging
  • Product positioning & set-up
  • Full demonstration of use to staff

Stuart Davis, Managing Director at Bristol Maid said ‘This addition expands our portfolio and allows Bristol Maid to offer a range of soft seating solutions that have been designed specifically for the healthcare environment. The chairs are available in a wide selection of colours to co-ordinate with existing colour schemes.’

Click here to download a copy of the brochure.

New Range of Compact Resuscitation Trolleys

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 12:10:18

It is important that equipment to be used in a resuscitation situation is immediately accessible, with procedures in place to ensure checking, restocking and management. Through an extensive range of trolleys and carts Bristol Maid can provide tamper evident storage solutions to assist cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Following several requests for smaller units, Bristol Maid has designed and configured a new lightweight range of compact resuscitation trolleys. Based upon the popular Caretray Trolley, the unique design allows for quick and complete disassembly, ideal when conducting thorough or deep cleaning programmes, (including steam cleaning). Trolleys are fitted with a back panel and tamper evident door (compatible with security seals) providing security for the contents of the trays. The range has been designed with the demands of the healthcare environment in mind.

Additional features include…

  • Fully welded frame available in either 304 grade stainless steel or mild steel that is blast finished and powder coated in a durable epoxy polyester paint
  • One piece moulded top with raised edges that provide defined grab points and act as push handles. An integral rim at the front contains spillages
  • One piece moulded side panels with positive stops on the runners prevents trays from being accidentally withdrawn. A symmetrical design allows trays to be inserted from either side of the trolley
  • Carerails fitted to each side of the trolley support a wide range of accessories
  • Back panel & tamper evident door providing security for the contents of the trays (security seal compatible)
  • Pre-configured with the following accessories
    • Cylinder holder
    • Glove / mask box holder
  • Translucent, impact-resistant trays and dividers with an integral handle and plastic clip on label cover, (suitable for use with perforated coloured label strips)
  • Polyurethane ring buffers to offer protection to both the trolley and fabric of the building, smooth surfaces assist cleaning
  • 100mm polymer castors (2 off braking) offers reduced rolling resistance making the trolley easier to manoeuvre, lowers noise levels, whilst smooth surfaces assist cleaning

Steve Poller, National Sales Manager at Bristol Maid commented ‘The light-weight compact design allows the trolley to be easily manoeuvred and occupy less space within the ward. Trolleys can be configured to your requirements with a wide range of accessories, including all new tilt-bins available in three sizes, providing additional high level storage. The range is finished in either polished stainless steel or traditional bright red, a colour that has traditionally been associated with resuscitation.’

Click here for more information; or alternatively contact our Customer Services team to arrange for a copy to be sent out or schedule a visit from your Regional Sales Representative.

Bristol Maid releases dedicated phlebotomy trolley range

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:30:36

Based upon the popular Caretray Trolley which has seen a series of progressive changes over the last 20 years, the new phlebotomy range has been designed and configured specifically to assist the task of collecting blood samples.

Featuring a unique design allowing for quick and complete disassembly, ideal when conducting thorough or deep cleaning programmes, (including steam cleaning) the range has been designed with the demands of the healthcare environment in mind.

Additional features include…

  • Fully welded frame available in either 304 grade stainless steel or mild steel that is blast finished and powder coated in a durable epoxy polyester paint
  • An ergonomic push handle fitted to one side of the trolley which encourages correct posture and keeps feet away from the frame, ideal for mobile phlebotomy or in cases where the trolley is wheeled for long periods of time
  • One piece moulded top with raised edges that provide defined grab points and act as push handles. An integral rim at the front contains spillages
  • One piece moulded side panels with positive stops on the runners prevents trays from being accidentally withdrawn. A symmetrical design allows trays to be inserted from either side of the trolley
  • Carerails fitted to each side of the trolley support a wide range of accessories
  • Pre-configured with the following options
    • Sharps box holder
    • Alcohol gel holder
    • Debris bin and bracket
  • Translucent, impact-resistant trays and dividers with an integral handle and plastic clip on label cover, (suitable for use with perforated coloured label strips)
  • Polyurethane ring buffers to offer protection to both the trolley and fabric of the building, smooth surfaces assist cleaning
  • 100mm polymer castors (2 off braking) offers reduced rolling resistance making the trolley easier to manoeuvre, lowers noise levels, whilst smooth surfaces assist cleaning

Sam Foord, Customer Service Team Leader at Bristol Maid said ‘I have been with business for over twelve years, in that time I have seen the evolution of the Caretray range. We have regularly received enquiries and orders for trolleys to be used specifically for Phlebotomy, therefore development of a pre-configured trolley seemed to make a lot of sense, making it easier for our customers’.




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