Innovative new patient chair installed at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

Published on Wednesday, 01 August 2012 14:15
Written by Vicki Mitchem

An innovative new patient chair, designed to help keep bugs out has been installed at a new state-of–the art development at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust.

The new £90 million Hope Building at Salford Royal houses a new A&E Department and facilities for Renal, Intestinal Failure and Urology Services.

Salus, created by award winning international designer Tim Wallace is installed for use as a patient and visitor chair throughout the new Hope Building.  "At the heart of the product there is a system of highly intelligent, yet simple components, which meet the diverse requirements of both patients and healthcare professionals" says Wallace.

Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust is a large teaching trust that provides hospital and community care, aiming to provide "safe, clean and personal care" to patients.  As part of this commitment the Trust's Infection Control professionals chose Salus, which has Medipur™ anti-bacterial surfaces that can be wiped clean in seconds, in line with local infection control procedures.

Medipur is a an antibacterial PU foam which contains an additive, providing continuous anti-bacterial and antifungal protection against over 50 common organisms such as MRSA, e.coli, Salmonella, Listeria and Aspergillus Niger.

Dual pressure relief is provided by the profiled seat and back, which improves support around the sacrum, lumbar and thoracic areas by replicating the shape of the body, compressing to offer continuous postural support.  The 'smart' seat is pressure sensitive with a sprung internal frame which reduces pressure around the Ischial Tuberosities. In addition, the contoured seat provides support for the thighs, improving load distribution.

"Salus offers great potential for the future. We have blended a class leading aesthetic with unique understated design, which helps keep bugs out" says Teal Managing Director Paul Goodall.

Source: ©Teal

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