A hospital visit can be a distressing experience for young children, particularly if it involves a stay in a ward for any length of time.
Not only do the children have to contend with unfamiliar people, but they have to deal with strange and unfamiliar buildings and rooms. This can raise levels of anxiety which is not conducive to wellbeing and recovery.
It was from a young child’s perspective, that the Estates Management Team at Mid Cheshire Hospitals approached the recent refurbishment of the children’s wards at Leighton Hospital. Their objective was to design a look and feel that transformed cold, clinical wards into friendly and calming environments for the children, whilst ensuring the highest levels of healthcare hygiene and functionality.
The Leighton-based team, created an innovative scheme for the rooms that used large format prints of wildlife in different forest and jungle settings, applied to the walls behind beds and supported by soft natural colours on walls, panels and fixtures – including the LST radiators in the ward.
Contour was delighted to help bring this scheme to life by finishing most of the DeepClean LST radiator guards in the wards, in RAL Green 6019. As can be seen in the photography, the green of the guards blends perfectly with the floor covering and is complementary to the blue panelling used behind the wall mounted washbasins and taps, situated in many of the rooms. The overall effect creates a calming and tranquil setting for children’s recuperation.
The guards situated in the ward corridors, were finished in RAL White 9003.
DeepClean guards with their patented drop down front panel allow quick and easy access for radiator cleaning and maintenance and are protected with a BioCote anti-microbial coating, helping maintain hygiene levels in critical care areas.
In addition to the radiator guards and in keeping with the natural jungle and forest theme, Contour supplied a column casing finished in RAL Brown 1019,
For comprehensive information on Contour’s entire LST and anti-ligature radiator & guard range, or to arrange a free site survey, call 01952 290 498, or email [email protected]