All Things Bright & Colourful…at Bradford Royal Infirmary!
In February 2017, Sunflower undertook a “show & tell” exercise at Bradford Royal Infirmary’s Paediatric Department, as a potential supplier for over bed tables for the new children’s wards within the hospital redevelopment.
Working closely with the ward manager and her team on the design brief, the main focus was to ensure that the new over bed tables were bright and colourful, creating a more personal and less clinical paediatric environment, whilst being practical and functional from an infection control point of view.
Our design team went straight to work; channelling previously gained experience and knowledge from Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, using innovative materials and design cues from this existing paediatric department.
Presented in a range of colours, with a recessed over bed table-top helping to retain liquids and other items and a C-shaped leg making the product ideal for hospital bed or patient chair use.
Colourful & Innovative
Keeping “bright and colourful” in mind, for the table tops we decided on Yellow, Coral, Green and Frost Blue. To make the overall feel more personal and less clinical for a children’s environment, we moulded in to the top of the table the “Bradford Hospitals Children’s Charity” logo, then adapting it to make the characters head the ideal positon for a cup.
Construction & Safety
The frame of the table is made from a high quality steel construction making it very strong but also very easy to clean with minimal crevices or bug traps. The castors are none marking, easy swivel and are designed not to gather dust from the floor.
The height adjustment operation of the over bed table was an important key factor in the design. We used a quality bearing and gas-assisted system that provides an anti-trap feature, smooth operation, easy adjustment and long life span.
After the successful design and competitive pricing was approved by the hospital procurement capital team, with additional funds from the “Bradford Hospitals Children’s Charity” a range of different colours and designs were ordered. All the over bed tables were delivered, unpackaged (packaging was removed and recycled) and set up in the new ward areas ready for use.
"The staff and patients are now enjoying their new paediatric ward furniture and the bespoke products fit in perfectly with the “Bright and Colourful” setting".
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