Southampton’s infection-busting weapons are winning the battle against the bugs and are being rolled out across the country.
When it comes to the war against hospital bugs, Southampton General Hospital is leading the way with four new bedside furniture designs that help prevent potentially deadly infections.
University Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHSFT) trialled the revolutionary prototypes, including a 21st century commode, which have proved such a success that they will be adopted by NHS hospitals throughout the UK.
Presentation of the CareCentre™ at the recognised Swiss Patient Safety Foundation by…
Oliver Anderson, Clinical Research Fellow, Biosurgery and Surgical Technology and The Clinical Safety Research University, Department of Surgery & Cancer, Imperial College London
Jonathan West, Senior Research Associate, Health & Patient Safety Lab, Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, Royal College of Art, London
Presentation on ‘Inclusive Approaches to Designing Healthcare’ with particular focus on the CareCentreTM, developed as a result of research collaboration between the Royal College of Art Helen Hamlyn Centre, Imperial College London and Saint Mary’s Hospital, Paddington to Design Out Medical Error (DOME).
Jeremy Myerson, Director and Helen Hamlyn Chair of Design, and Principal Investigator of the Designing Out Medical Error (DOME) project
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Launch of the CareCentre, developed as a result of DOME, a project to tackle the problem of medical error in hospital wards, (Designing Out Medical Error). The CareCentre is designed to streamline workflow, improve efficiency & encourage compliance with the aim to ‘Release Time To Care’.
Product evaluation report released from the Department of Health on the award winning eClean™ bedside cabinet. Developed as a result of ‘Design Bugs Out’ which challenged designers and manufacturers to re-design and prototype items of furniture and equipment for hospital wards to help to reduce Healthcare Associated Infections, (HCAI’s).
The three drawer bedside cabinet is made from a durable ‘easy clean’ polymer with a single skin design. It has fewer hard-to-reach corners and surfaces than existing cabinet designs.
A new range of chart trolleys and workstations are available. The chart trolleys feature removable side panels allowing access to all areas for complete cleaning, whilst the workstation is available in a number of configurations. Both the trolley and workstation are available with chartboards fitted with sprung loaded clips or easy clean magnetic chartboards.
Following our involvement with ‘Design Bugs Out’ which resulted in the development of the eCleanTM range of bedside furniture; Bryn Jones our Operations Director was invited to speak about his experiences at the Design Summit. An event that brought together business leaders, senior government ministers, world-leading designers and architects to explore how Britain’s design industry can play a more central role in driving economic growth.
To assist your procurement process, particularly where large orders or tenders are concerned, a number of our more popular product lines are available through the ‘NHS Supply Chain’ under the following contract framework agreements.
Sackholders & Bins
Reference Number – CM/COC/07/4887/04
Medical Furniture and Equipment
Reference Number – AA116862
We have been awarded over 1,500 removable body sack holders for phase two of the £230million PFI Pembury Hospital. Covering over 65,000 square metres, Pembury is the first major new hospital in the country to consist entirely of single bedded rooms, offering improved privacy along with the reduced risk of infection.
Hands and rust free, silent closing sack holders in a range of sizes were specified for use in all areas of the hospital. The bins will be supplied in a co-ordinated product placement and packaging removal service fully managed by Bristol Maid™ over the next few months.
Following a successful tender submission we have been awarded a substantial amount of medical furniture & equipment for phase one of the new Barts Hospital. Consisting of a mix of existing product lines, along with several developed specifically to meet the specifications of the tender. See projects for full case study.