In an exclusive Guardian healthcare network survey, it was found that one of the big challenges facing health service leaders was “becoming more cost efficient while maintaining and improving quality”
With spending cuts being forced on the NHS, now more than ever, is the time to look for those all important long term savings and those cost effective products that make your life easier.
Interior finishes have a huge impact on the building and maintenance costs of a hospital as well as the health and safety of all building users.
At CS we’ve been helping hospitals cut costs and improve safety for over 30 years with our wide range of tried and tested building protection products, including wall protection, door protection, hygienic coatings, entrance flooring and hygienic expansion joint covers.
So how can you become more cost efficient, whilst maintaining and improving quality? We’ll show you in this series of blog posts:
1. Reduce maintenance costs with CS Acrovyn Wall Protection
Busy hospital corridors can quickly become damaged, unsightly and harbour hospital bugs when not adequately protected. Added to this the costs and time associated with running repairs and maintenance, and heavily trafficked areas like these can be a significant drain on budgets and estates departments.
One way to reduce maintenance costs is to protect corridors with CS Acrovyn sheeting, corner guards and crashrails which rapidly pay for themselves many times over in saved time, reduced maintenance costs and improved hygiene.
2. Refurbish existing doors with CS Acrovyn Door Edge Protectors
Refurbishing existing hospital doors is often a more economical alternative to buying expensive new doors. In particular, door edge protectors help reduce damage and expensive repair costs, as well as keeping vulnerable edges safe for visitors and increasing the life of the doors significantly. Kick plates and push plates are another cost effective way of reducing damage to your doors.
CS Acrovyn Door protection products are easy to install to new or existing doors and can really make a difference to your maintenance budget.
3. Cut installation and maintenance time in half with Rapid Fix brackets
Using Rapid Fix brackets with your CS Hand/crashrails enables lengths to be prefabricated and installed in less than half the site time of the traditional method. This allows fast and easy maintenance of the walls behind and makes access to service drops simple, without compromising the bracket fixing to the wall.
4. Use products that contain no materials linked to cancer
Acrovyn 4000, our new PVC and PBT (Persistent Bio-accumulative Toxins) free sheet & profiles, contain no chemicals that have been linked to Cancer, so not only do our products protect your building, but they also protect your patients and your staff. It doesn’t cost any more, so why wouldn’t you?
What goes into our products is as important to us as what goes into your building is to you.
Get expert help from your local CS representative
With 30+ years experience helping estates managers cut maintenance costs and protect their hospital we’ve got a lot of good advice to share. If you’re interested in investigating how your hospital can cut costs and improve quality of care, let us know and we’ll put you in touch with your local CS representative to discuss how we can help.
Give us a call on 01296 652800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Look out for our next blog in the series: