David Bailey Furniture Systems has been chosen to supply furniture for two substantial hospital furniture refits based in Wales – the £6.5 million upgrade to maternity and neonatal services at the Prince Charles Hospital in Mid Glamorgan, and the £5.8 million ‘state-of-the-art’ refurbishment of the renal unit at Swansea’s Morriston Hospital.
Selected by Interserve Building as its hospital furniture partner for both projects, it was tasked with sourcing fixtures, fittings, and equipment, to the value of over £90,000.
As part of the £6.5 m upgrade to maternity and neonatal services at Prince Charles Hospital in Mid Glamorgan, David Bailey supplied and fitted base and wall storage units, as well as worktops and drugs cupboards, in over 60 different rooms. A further 84 rooms at Morriston Hospital benefitted from being fitted out with similar storage units from the company’s healthcare furniture range, following the recent £5.8 m refurbishment of the hospital’s renal unit.
Trevor Gillman, David Bailey Furniture Systems’ MD, said: “We are thrilled to be breaking into the Welsh market. We’ve worked in some of the UK’s most prestigious hospitals and health centres, but Wales is fairly new – and exciting – territory for us.”
A colour scheme of crystal white was chosen for the fitted base and wall storage units, as well as worktops and drugs cupboards, ‘to give a clean and welcoming appearance’ for parents using the maternity and neonatal services at the Prince Charles Hospital. Work on the site for the hospital furniture makeover commenced in March, and was completed in good time in May.
The 84 refitted rooms at Morriston Hospital in Swansea now feature white coloured units and grey worktops to lessen the clinical feel for repeat visitors at the renal unit. Trevor Gilman added: “2018 has got off to an encouraging start for us, thanks not just to these healthcare furniture contracts in Wales, but also to several other significant hospital furniture refurb projects we recently secured.”