Creating a ‘five-star hotel’ at St Andrew’s Hospice

We recently signed off on our work at the newly refurbished £9 million St Andrew’s Hospice in Airdrie, and there’s been some fantastic feedback so far.

Due to the increased demand for hospice care in the area, St Andrew’s needed a new 30-bed inpatient unit – and they wanted it to be as cosy and homely as possible. The new hospice had to deliver the highest level of palliative care without looking or feeling like a clinical environment.

JDDK Architects got in touch with us about our Integralift hidden hoist systems. The fact that these can provide hoisting capabilities whilst remaining subtle within the room was a big factor in the hospice’s decision to choose us.

St Andrew’s chose us to supply and install £269,000 worth of Integralifts, overhead hoist systems, fitted and loose furniture throughout the new hospice. They were particularly impressed by the subtly of our equipment.

A blue Integralift hoist in both closed and open position above a bed
The Integralift was a key factor in the hospice choosing us to supply and install their equipment.

Our hospice specialist, Joe, said:

“Working on the new St Andrew’s Hospice was truly an honour. It was such a fantastic project and the results are a testament to just how fantastic it is as a hospice.

“We made sure that every single item we provided was perfectly in keeping with their colour palettes and preferences to make it as homely as can be. We handled almost everything – including the curtains and cushions! We look forward to working with St Andrew’s Hospice again in the future.”

One thing that the client specifically wanted in their new Integralift units was for them to be colour-coordinated with the signature hospice colours. Our interior design team managed to find the perfect matches that would blend in perfectly with the rest of the hospice’s furniture.

The furniture and décor of St Andrew’s were noted in its recent inspection from NHS Scotland. The report highlighted how the equipment and refurbishment had made the hospice feel like a “home-from-home”.

A room with wardrobes, a bed, and some chairs and a table
The multi-bed bays at St Andrew’s included our bespoke fitted wardrobes, the Integralift, an overhead hoisting system, and lots of other bits of furniture.

Rosemary Brolly, ward manager at St Andrew’s, had this to say:

“I have had amazing feedback from our patients and visitors to the Hospice since we reopened, and they think that the quality and style of our furnishings are ‘like a five-star hotel’ – this has been said on many occasions!

“I have no issue with recommending the Innova team to anyone considering buying furniture or equipment from them.”

In total, we supplied 28 Integralift hoists, 30 custom-made bedhead units, 30 bedside cabinets, 105 bespoke fitted wardrobes, three X-Y ceiling track hoists, along with various chairs, tables, and soft furnishings.

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