Improving patient comfort at the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability

Having just signed off on our work during phase one of the five-year refurbishment at the Grade II listed Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability (RHN), we’re delighted to have been chosen to supply yet more equipment in the next phase of the project!

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. These wards will be modernised to give patients and medical staff the best facilities possible.

The Integralift bedhead unit in both folded and unfolded positions at the RHN.
The Integralift units unfold and extend over the bed to provide easy and safe transfers for both the patient and the caregiver.

Our 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.”

We 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 the perfect 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.

A two-bed bay in the hospital with an Integralift fitted behind the beds.
In the multibed bays, an Integralift hidden hoist was installed at each bed. Each cabinet was made-to-measure to include extra fittings for plugs and other electronics.

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.”

Our next phase of work at the RHN will begin in August 2019. We will be installing 33 more Integralifts but with a slightly different design.

This time, the top of the cabinet will extend outwards over the bed so a television can be mounted on it. This means that patients with very limited mobility and cognitive function can still enjoy entertainment whilst in bed.