Room building solutions
Planning a hospital has many challenges, not least understanding how each product will fit and look in a room. Every party has their own key priorities, from clinical staff looking for storage, to design staff interested in the look and procurement concerned that the project remains within budget.
We offer a unique personal service either directly with the Architect or with the end customer. Our experienced technical CAD team has many years of experience in the hospital and long term care arena; working with customers, identifying needs and transforming them into ideas and concepts that include the products best suited to meeting the clinical needs.
We will sit with you first to understand everyone’s needs and budget; we use a professional application for space planning and with your involvement the software will aid in the creation of complex furnishing solutions. You can firstly configure your room or building then visualise Medstrom products in situ.
We can also provide photo realistic images for your use and present to your teams.
This service, dependant on the number of rooms, can be complete in 10 days for the single, less complex rooms to 4 weeks for a complex multi-room development.
Launch of Bariatric Patient management
As a result of listening to client needs, Medstrom have launched a specialist bariatric bed with integrated low air loss mattress to the UK market in 2011. This bed will address the need of the particularly heavy or wide patient since it has a weight limit of 75 Stone and an extendable width sleep deck. Needs changing to read a full Bariatric Solution and include all products in the range not just the bed.
Foam Mattress Management
As a result of changes in hospital inspection protocols following the MHRA alert in January 2010, Medstrom introduced a new foam mattress management service to customers. This service ensures that mattresses are audited regularly and any condemned mattresses can be immediately replaced.
Use of specialist materials In our products to increase safety and reduce risk
DuPont™ Corian® in the manufacture of counter tops for our technical storage, kitchen and laboratory units. It is durable, non-toxic, resistant, attractive and available in a wide range of colours making it suitable for use in almost any kind of environment. DuPont™ Corian® is ideal in high-traffic areas subject to constant, heavy use as it is highly scratch, cut and impact resistant.
Aluminium as it has such outstanding properties; It is fire and water resistant, non-magnetic, easy to disinfect and extremely durable. This makes aluminium ideal for use in all medical environments, particularly those requiring a high level of disinfection.
Polyethylene and Microban®
Microban® is a product that is added to the polymers or materials while they are being processed, without changing the actual production process; to inhibit the growth of a vast range of bacteria (or fungi) such as those listed below. This inhibition lasts for the lifetime of the product.
- Listeria monocytogenes
- Escherichia coli 0157
- Salmonella Enteritis
- Staphylococcus aureus
- Aspergillus Niger
It has been demonstrated that Microban® is capable of reducing bacteria by up to 99.9%. on surfaces.
Microban® is impregnated into the plastics during the moulding stage; it is incorporated into the structure of the polymer and evenly distributed throughout the mould and on the surface. Thanks to this even distribution Microban ® is present and effective everywhere in the product, for the entire life of the product. This is available on our Paediatric Cots and OvertourMobile storage solutions