The Grange University Hospital

Fri, 04 Dec 2020 10:09:26

The new Grange University Hospital (GUH) in Gwent, South Wales, opened its doors on 18th November to patients, four months ahead of schedule. The hospital has 24-hour specialist assessment, intensive care and comprehensive diagnostic facilities, along with inpatient beds for major emergencies and complex surgery.

Bristol Maid, a leading UK manufacturer of medical furniture & equipment, was called upon to assist with the project, supplying a wide range of its signature products. All equipment was delivered to a pre-agreed schedule.

Download the full case study here.

Bristol Maid & Circle Health team up for New Birmingham Rehabilitation Hospital

Fri, 16 Oct 2020 10:01:58

The new Circle Birmingham Rehabilitation Hospital opened on the 1st September 2020. It will treat patients recovering from neurological conditions and musculoskeletal issues, along with providing specific services for people with arthritis, heart conditions and those receiving treatment for cancer.

Bristol Maid, a leading UK manufacturer of medical furniture & equipment, were called upon to assist with the project, supplying a wide range of its recognised products, finished in a unique colour scheme requested by Circle Health.

Download the full case study here.

Intravenous Therapy – Mobile Infusion & Pump Stands

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 10:28:34

Bristol Maid has established itself as market leader when it comes to understanding and developing innovative solutions that will assist the delivery of intravenous therapy. Holding an impressive portfolio with models suitable for use with conventional gravity using an infusion stand as well as those for use with syringe & pump drivers mounted onto specialist pump stands.

The polyurethane, easy clean range of infusion stands sets the bar when it comes to fit, form and function, featuring a five leg base with low centre of gravity to assist stability, whilst a unique polyurethane overmoulding, provides a water and impact resistant finish, allowing for easy and effective cleaning. 50mm polypropylene / thermoplastic rubber twin-wheel non-marking castors are fitted throughout, whilst an optional handle keeps feet clear of the base, assists manoeuvrability and improves patient safety.

Colour indicator caps available in spearmint, blue, green, red and yellow assists department identification and reduces the risk of cross contamination. Infusion bags are suspended on a height adjustable upright fitted with two / four pigtail hooks, featuring a unique design to ensure that bags can be placed on easily without risk of tearing, however, importantly cannot be knocked off accidentally. The polyurethane range is suitable for use with up to 4kg on the hooks and 4kg on the fixed upright.

Where syringe & pump drivers are used to treat patients for extended periods of time, we recommend that a specialist pump stand is used. The mild steel, four leg range features a fully welded base and is fitted with 75mm polypropylene / thermoplastic rubber twin-wheel castors. Syringe and pump drivers can be attached to either a 32mm diameter upright or 25mm diameter pump support bows.

Infusion bags are supported on a height adjustable upright fitted with four U shaped hooks. Stands are suitable for use with up to 12kg on the hooks and 22kg on the fixed upright/s.

Information on Bristol Maid’s entire range of infusion & pump stands can be found here.

August 2020 Highlights

Sat, 01 Aug 2020 10:33:26
Here’s what’s in store in your latest issue of Bristol Maid Highlights…
  • Discover new innovative products to assist you in the delivery of patient care
  • An overview of our adaptable & popular Caretray Trolley, including how you can strip it down for complete cleaning in minutes!
  • How we supported Exeter Nightingale with their equipping needs
  • Intravenous Therapy: including the difference between pump and infusion stands
  • Service News: act now to discuss your preventative maintenance requirements

Read our August 2020 Highlights here.

Bristol Maid Support the NHS with Covid-19 Critical Care Equipment

Thu, 16 Jul 2020 08:47:41

The NHS Nightingale Hospital Birmingham is the second temporary hospital set up by NHS England to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic. It was constructed inside Birmingham’s NEC (National Exhibition Centre) with a potential capacity of 4,000 beds.

Bristol Maid, a leading UK manufacturer of medical furniture & equipment, were called upon to assist with the project, supplying over 80 of the company’s signature Caretray, Linen and General-Purpose trolleys. Due to the urgency of the matter at hand, Bristol Maid were given the task of fulfilling the requirement within just 48 hours. The new Nightingale Hospital Birmingham, which will be admitting Covid-19 patients from 23 other hospitals in the Midlands, was officially opened by His Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge, along with Secretary of State for Health & Social Care Matt Hancock, and Mayor Andy Street on 16th April 2020.

Download the full case study here.

In This Together: Bristol Maid supports NHS Nightingale Hospital Exeter

Sat, 30 May 2020 15:57:32

With Covid-19 solutions being sought around the country, a new NHS Nightingale Hospital is set to open in Exeter, and the rapid new development will have the capacity to provide 200 extra beds for coronavirus patients. Bristol Maid, in the neighbouring county of Dorset, have been called upon to assist with the project, and were able to supply a crucial order of the company’s signature Caretray Trolleys.

The new NHS Nightingale Hospital Exeter – opening in June 2020 – is one of seven confirmed Nightingale hospitals commissioned to combat the Covid-19 pandemic. The facility will be hosted by the Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust, and supported by the other five hospitals in Devon and Cornwall. The other hospitals will continue to primarily focus on providing care for the critically ill, and plans are in place to expand both counties’ critical care capacity to a combined 500 beds.

Download the full case study here.

Staying COVID-19 Secure in 2020

Wed, 27 May 2020 11:43:09

We confirm we have complied with the government’s guidance on managing the risk of COVID-19.

  • We have carried out a COVID-19 risk assessment and shared the results with the people who work here
  • We have cleaning, handwashing and hygiene procedures in line with guidance
  • We have taken all reasonable steps to help people work from home
  • We have taken all reasonable steps to maintain a 2m distance in the workplace
  • Where people cannot be 2m apart, we have done everything practical to manage transmission risk

A Message from our Managing Director

Wed, 15 Apr 2020 14:15:35

To our valued customers,

I trust that you are safe and well at this time. On behalf of everyone at Bristol Maid, our thoughts are with the families that have lost loved ones or are ill because of Coronavirus. We extend our gratitude to healthcare staff around the world who are working to save lives whilst putting themselves at risk from the virus.

Bristol Maid’s focus, at this challenging time, remains the supply of equipment that will support the delivery of this essential healthcare. I am therefore updating you on how we are responding to the increase in demand for our products because of the Coronavirus.

We have increased levels of materials and components and are increasing our production capability. Whilst this will take time, we are committed to ensuring that we can provide high quality products that will allow your clinicians to focus on patient care. We are working around the clock to achieve this. To support you, our healthcare essentials brochure contains carefully selected products and ranges. This condensed portfolio provides solutions for your urgent equipment requirements, and is receiving priority for manufacture. Where you have queries with existing orders, please contact our sales team.

To assist us to plan and anticipate fluctuations in demand, wherever possible, please give us early notice of potential requirements. Our offices are open, and our external sales team are available to provide support and answer your queries.

This is an unprecedented and uncertain time for everyone. We are committed to maintaining our business operations and importantly can supply much needed medical equipment.

Yours sincerely,

Stuart Davis Signature

Stuart Davis
Managing Director

Bristol Maid 2020 Essentials

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.

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