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Evelina Children's Hospital

The Brief:

To support a neonatal skin-to-skin prgramme at the Evelina London and St Thomas’ Hospital by supplying nine zero gravity recliner chairs. 

The Approach:

Research shows that skin-to-skin contact between a parent and their baby improves the wellbeing of both including spending less time in hospital. The neonatal unit’s office-style chairs were not comfortable enough to do this for an extended period of time so a solution was needed. 

Ocura's Tucson zero gravity chairs provided the answer. The chairs have been proven to help promote kangaroo care, a method which offers support in vital areas such as breastfeeding, bonding between parent and baby, decreasing time spent in hospital, building confidence and aiding mums with milk production. The unit secured a grant from the Evelina Children’s Fund to buy nine of them. 

After discussing their requirements, we provided a competitive quote and then arranged for the unit to trial the Tucson chair. 

The Outcome:

Staff saw demand for the chair rocket as more people took up the practice of skin-to-skin and for longer periods.

  • "The recliner chairs, tables and saddle stools are great. We would certainly recommend them.

    Ward Manager NHS Trust
  • "We were impressed with the prompt delivery and high levels of customer support."

    Supplies Department NHS Foundation Trust
  • "We are thrilled with our new chairs - the parents find them extremely comfortable and the nurses find them easy to use and move."

    Ward Manager Maternity Department
  • "We sometimes ask the impossible but you are always there to help"

    Outpatients Manager NHS Trust
  • "Whatever you need from a hospital trolley our Clini-Cart range fits the bill."

    Accident & Emergency Dept. NHS Foundation Trust
  • "The best price and excellent service – we will definitely be using you again."

    Deputy Theatre Manager
  • I’ve never know such a big order be in place as quickly as they did

    Monitoring Officer Facilities Management

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