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 range of tried and tested building protection products, including wall protection, door protection, hygienic coatings, entrance flooring and hygienic expansion joint covers.
So if budgets are tight and improving infection control is a priority, here are five ways to help cut the costs and improve the safety of your hospital.
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 end 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.
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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 doors significantly.
CS Acrovyn Door Edge Protectors are available for non-fire rated and fire-rated doors and are easy to install on new or existing doors.
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3. Reduce internal cleaning costs with CS Pediluxe®
A surprisingly large amount of dirt and moisture enters a hospital on the soles of shoes, trolleys and wheelchairs. The best place to deal with dirt is at the hospital entrance, as removing it from corridors and rooms is much more expensive.
To get good results you’ll need entrance flooring that scrapes, brushes and absorbs. CS Pediluxe does all this and can comfortably accommodate both high rolling loads and high hospital traffic volumes.
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4. Fight the spread of hospital bugs with CS Wallflex®
Wards, operating theatres & therapy rooms typically require some form of hygienic wall finish but often don’t need the high impact protection provided by Acrovyn® sheeting. In these scenarios a cost-effective alternative can be a durable and anti-microbial coating.
CS Wallflex is a 99.5% solvent free hygienic coating designed specifically for healthcare environments. Easy to maintain and clean, Wallflex is highly chemical resistant and inhibits the growth of microbes including MRSA, E. coli, Salmonella typhimurium and Aspergillis niger.
Learn more about Wallflex Hygienic Coatings
5. Get expert help from your local CS area representative
With 30+ years experience helping protect hospital buildings, cut maintenance costs and improve hygiene we’ve got a lot of good advice to share. If you’re interested in investigating how your hospital can both costs and improve patient, visitor and staff safety, 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 652828 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.