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Whatever brings people to the hospital, most of them would rather be somewhere else. Making them comfortable is doubly important—and hospital furniture is a key aspect of comfort.
Hospital Waiting Room Furniture
Even outpatients need their physical and emotional comfort taken into account. Furniture in hospital waiting rooms should be sturdily built and—given the many germs that pass through every medical setting—easy to clean. Look for seats that are firmly padded, neither hard nor overstuffed, and large enough for morbidly obese patients. To minimize the risk of germs spreading, choose smooth surfaces (cracks and stitching harbor germs) covered with vinyl, polypropylene, or anti-bacterial-treated upholstery. With wooden tables, opt for germ-resistant finishes.
Appearance counts, too. A waiting room furnished in gaudy colors and pop-culture styles will reduce confidence in hospital professionalism. An abundance of dark colors looks too funereal for a hospital, while a monotony of white is unnervingly sterile. Choose classic furniture designs, in cream and pastel colors or solid autumn tones.
Hospital Waiting Room Chairs
In the waiting room or elsewhere, hospital chairs must be ergonomic, especially for patients with impaired mobility. Buy chairs with weight-distributing cushions and well-padded arms. Be sure they offer support to the lower back.
Inpatient-room chairs should be non-rolling and especially sturdy, in consideration of occupants who have difficulty rising from a sitting position. Especially if your hospital offers bariatric surgery or other services for the morbidly obese, consider providing reclining chairs with extra-wide arms.
For hospital staff who spend much of their work time sitting, supply the highest-quality ergonomic office chairs your budget allows for. Well-padded seats and solid back support are vital. Receptionists’ chairs should put them at patients’ eye level, neither low nor intimidatingly high.
Think also of visual effect on mood; attractive chair designs offer emotional support in an often grim atmosphere. (For the same reason, hospital furniture in patient recreation areas can be “jollier” than in the waiting room.)
Medical Office Workstations & Desks
Hospital furniture makes the best impression on patients when it avoids overwhelming or intimidating them. Desks & Workstations should be just high and large enough so important materials can be kept in easy reach without anything looking cluttered. (A desk that dwarfs its primary user, or forces him/her to frequently reach beyond arm’s length, is uncomfortable for hospital staff as well.)
Hospital Guest Beds
Hospital beds are, of course, specially designed for maximum support and injury prevention in patients with a wide variety of physical complaints. Be sure your beds are adequate for diverse needs and kept in good repair, and that you stay current with technological developments.
Since hospital furniture serves so many different needs and is used by the most vulnerable segments of the population, it’s advisable to have a regular dealer from whom you can get personalized expert advice. This is one field where quality always trumps expense.
Give us a call at Cubicle World and we’ll advise you further on how hospital furniture can change your work environment. Cubicle World supplies furniture for all needs.