Furniture contract completed at new Scottish hospital

7-Mar-2022

Deanestor provides furniture and equipment for £20m hospital in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park

The hospital has more than 130 rooms, including 24 inpatient beds

The hospital has more than 130 rooms, including 24 inpatient beds

Bespoke furniture is helping to enhance the environment for patients, visitors, and staff at a newly-completed hospital in the Scottish Highlands.

Manufacturer, Deanestor, has completed the supply and fit-out of furniture and fixtures for Badenoch and Strathspey Community Hospital in Aviemore in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park.

Designed by Oberlanders Architects and Rural Design and built by Balfour Beatty, the new hospital has 24 inpatient beds, 12 consulting/treatment rooms, a minor injuries unit, outpatients, physiotherapy, NHS dental suite, GP services, X-ray facilities, and provides a base for the Scottish Ambulance Service.

In total, Deanestor kitted out 120 rooms across the new hospital with furniture including storage cabinets, wardrobes for the inpatient rooms, shelving, worktops, and fold-away beds.

The contract also included supplying curtain tracks in treatment rooms and bedrooms, and manufacture of the main reception desk, which was finished in glacier white with a contrasting oak laminate finish.

 Badenoch and Strathspey Community Hospital is located in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park

Badenoch and Strathspey Community Hospital is located in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park

Treatment rooms have fitted cabinets with roller shutters and drawers below and the pharmacy has been kitted out with tall cabinets, worktops, dispensing cabinets with integrated trays, and metal drugs cabinets.

The team also installed a wide range of specialist equipment across the hospital – from physiotherapy bars to white boards, dispensers, sanitisers, and appliances.

And, as part of the infection control strategy, infill panels were designed to fully integrate the wall cupboards up to the ceiling.

This is an efficient and highly-effective alternative to sloping cabinet tops to avoid dust gathering in the clinical areas.

Storage solutions were also given a laminate finish in two shades of blue to reflect the sky and the sea in the surrounding landscape.

Darker blue was used for the inpatient bedrooms and utility areas, with calming aqua for the treatment areas.

Ramsay McDonald, managing director of Deanestor Scotland, said: “As specialists in healthcare furniture, it really showcases our technical capabilities.”

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