Setting the standard for dementia-friendly wards

Setting the standard for dementia-friendly wards

A package of Altro flooring and wall cladding has been used to create an optimum environment of safety, calmness and wellbeing for dementia patients on a general ward at Salisbury District Hospital. Altro have developed product ranges and colours specifically designed for use with people who have dementia. This has come about through close co-operation with the University of Stirling's renowned Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC), to gain a greater understanding of how the physical environment impacts on those with dementia.

Redlynch Ward at Salisbury District Hospital comprises two separate units, and having been in use for over 20 years, they were due for modernisation. Phase one of the project was to refurbish one of the units, and specifying the wall cladding and flooring to meet the variety of complex requirements was the task of the hospital's ArtCare design team, headed up by Lesley Meaker.

When talking about the project, Leslie commented "There was a lot to think about in our product selection, but one thing we were sure of right from the start was that it had to be Altro. We have used their products very successfully for many years and we were confident that their superb product quality and choice would be perfect for this project."

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Altro manufactures and installs premium flooring and wall cladding systems for construction and transport. Safety flooring and hygienic wall cladding systems are two of the company's most famous inventions. The product range includes resilient...
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