The Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability (RHN) has specified 33 hoists from healthcare equipment supplier Innova as part of a five-year refurbishment of the Grade II listed hospital.
Based in Putney, South West London, RHN specialises in providing care for people with complex neurological disorders. This includes people who are living with long-term conditions like multiple sclerosis, Huntington’s disease, and significant brain injuries.
The next phase of the refurbishment will see the Innova team installing 33 Integralift hoists in the Cathcart and Evitt wards.
Projects director Bob Oliver said: “It’s a pleasure to have been chosen to install more Integralift hidden hoist systems for phase two of the RHN refurbishment plan program.
“Hospitals like this one are exactly why we strive to design and deliver such innovative healthcare equipment. The RHN is leading by example, and we’re excited to be working with Architon and JF Jones on this project.”
Innova recently supplied and installed 19 Integralifts for the first phase of the refurbishment on Drapers Ward. The hospital was keen to keep the ward feeling subtle and welcoming to any patients whilst still allowing medical staff to provide high-level care with the right equipment available.
The Integralift was judged to be a suitable solution because it can be folded away into a bedhead unit or cabinet when it’s not in use, but still provides accessibility to staff and patients whenever it’s needed.
Maxine Hoole, physiotherapist at the RHN, said: “We’ve seen such great improvements on the wards that have been refurbished. We’ve seen improved patient comfort, workflow, and the families can’t stop raving about how wonderful the environment is for their loved ones.”