Great Western Hospital Project Details

  • Client Great Western Hospital
  • Location Swindon

The Brief

Staff were using two small rooms with a couch and static chair. They wanted to replace both pieces of furniture with one adjustable chair. Staff wanted the chair to be manual, height-adjustable, reclining, drop arms and removable head section converting the chair from a high back to a mid-back so the patient’s head and shoulders could be easily accessed.

The approach

Following a meeting with the department two chairs were shortlisted for a trial. Tucson was trialed over a two-week period in both rooms. We wanted to capture both staff and patient feedback to ensure the Tucson satisfied all needs.

The outcome

The height-adjustable Tucson met all the requirements and worked really well in the space enabling the staff to move easily around the patient, with clear access to the patient’s head to fit EEG sensors.

Being able to adjust the patients’ seat height so staff didn’t have to stoop was well received. The chair easily converts into a high back for the periods of time the patient was left to relax during the procedure.

The chairs are easy to move, with steering assist should the chair need to be moved with the patient. Overall, the chairs increased efficiency for the department and were found to be easy to use and very comfortable for patients with good ergonomic support that ensured equality for all, as parents could also be seated holding and comforting their children who were getting treatments.

“The chairs are great (I think I speak for us all). The height adjustments, recline and movement are all great. We are getting on very well with the chairs They are lovely, love the vibrant colour!
Thank you so much for all your help – we got there in the end!”

– Claire Bibey
Highly Specialized Clinical Neurophysiologist

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