Gradus Wall Protection products have been fitted throughout the £350m Grange University Hospital, the first major hospital to be built in Wales in more than two decades. The state-of-the-art facility has 2,612 rooms and more than 40 specialist services, supported by 3,000 staff.
Hannah Capel, Senior Programme Manager at The Grange University Hospital, commented: "It is now widely accepted that creating a positive environment in healthcare settings has a significant impact on patients’ wellbeing. The wall protection installed by Gradus provides a hygienic solution and the wonderful designs create a less institutional and more relaxing environment for our patients, which benefits them considerably.
Gradus worked very closely with us throughout the project to realise the look we were after, and we are delighted with the finished design, which captures exactly what we wanted."
The SureProtect Design® wall cladding features a stunning range of designs that are different on each floor of the hospital. It is the result of a supply and fit service that saw the Gradus dedicated contracts team carry the project from initial survey, through design and manufacture, to installation.
SureProtect Design® is the perfect solution for healthcare environments as its easy-to-clean surface makes it perfect for areas that require both an aesthetic appearance and a hygienic solution. The design is printed on the back of the clear textured sheet, which protects the design and helps to create a robust environment that will future-proof the hospital against everyday damage and maintain the appearance of the building for years to come.
Throughout the 471 bed hospital, Gradus also fitted a range of other Wall Protection products:
• SureProtect Endure® through coloured Wall Cladding system, to protect the walls from impact and abrasion.
• High-impact Corner Guards to protect vulnerable corners.
• Wall Guards and Strips to protect the walls.
• Bed Head Protectors to protect vital medical equipment.
All Wall Protection accessories were supplied in Granite to complement the overall design of the facility, ensuring a well-protected and aesthetically pleasing building.
Handrails were installed in the corridors to offer patients support and respite, protecting them from falls and also safeguarding their health and dignity. In line with BS 8300-2:2018 and Approved Document M, these were also supplied in Granite colour to offer a 30 points LRV difference from the wall to which they are attached, ensuring suitable contrast for support and direction.
In addition, rubber Wall and Corner Guards were used to protect back of house areas in the hospital against damage from wheeled equipment.
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