The importance of providing ample opportunities for parents to bond with their new-born babies within their first few precious hours and days is well documented. As exciting as that time can be, it can also be anxious and stressful – particularly for first time parents.
That’s why creating an environment that allows parents to feel comfortable and relaxed – even on a maternity ward full of other babies and parents is critical.
For mums facing a hospital stay on a maternity ward, finding that calming space can be a challenge. Hospitals need to balance the desire to create a welcoming feel with the practicalities of high turnover of patients and the need to meet stringent hygiene standards.
Hospital furniture specialists are providing products that can make a difference – both to patients and hospital staff.
Ocura Healthcare Furniture’s Tucson zero gravity reclining relax chair has been top-rated by nursing mothers for their comfort and flexibility and are ideal for skin-to-skin bonding. The chairs which require virtually no effort to reposition or recline, can be found in hospitals throughout the UK including: Guy’s and St Thomas’, Southmead Hospital in Bristol, and Burnley General Hospital.
One maternity matron said: “We are thrilled with our Tucson recliners – the parents find them extremely comfortable and the nurses find them easy to use and move.”
They are also ideal for wards and ambulatory care and we frequently work with hospital charities who want to buy furniture on behalf of specific wards.
Another chair helping make a hospital stay more manageable is the Readybed Sleeper Chair. A comfortable bedside chair that can be easily pulled out to make a bed. It means loved ones can stay for extended periods to provide support and where suitable even stay overnight.
Since both the chairs come in a wide selection of colours, there’s bound to be one to compliment your ward’s colour scheme or add a pop of colour to more neutral tones.
To find out more about our other maternity and ward furniture call and speak to a member of our team who will be happy to talk through your requirements on 01732 367 777.