When we say the term hospital furniture, we are actually talking about all those movable things that provide support to a patient like beds, chairs, offer storage or hold the things on parallel surfaces above the ground.
The furniture for the hospital is available in the market in a great number of sizes and shapes. It can be as simple as a normal chair for the lobby or waiting area and as complicated as hospital operating table and OT surgical instruments for the operation theatre and specialized objects such as delivery beds. It can be fabricated using a variety of materials like wood, plastic and metal, among the others. Most of the time, the furniture undergoes a range of plastic, metallic or woodworking joints that provides it adjustability and flexibility. Storage objects that are put to use in the hospital include drawers, cabinets, shelves, doors and a lot of items such as tools, clothes, equipments and other medical items.
In view of the fact that hospitals are institutions that have the social responsibility of providing medical treatment through qualified and experienced personnel and sophisticated medical equipment, the demands of these institutions for furniture are extremely different from the furniture that is required in the households or offices.
Everyone knows that, basically, there are two kinds of hospitals-general hospitals. General ones are those where the patients can undergo treatment of several diseases and injuries. These normally have an emergency ward for handling the critical health cases. These need beds for long-term and intensive medical care. In addition, special objects are necessary for special facilities such as childbirth, plastic surgery, laboratories, surgery, etc. As a result, their demands for medical furniture differ with the varying types of healthcare services they provide and size of the hospital.
Specialty hospitals include trauma centers, geriatric hospitals, rehabilitation centers, children’s hospitals, or ones that are intended to provide medical treatment for specific problems, such as cancer hospitals, psychiatric hospital, etc. The requirements of such institutions comprises of a variety of specialty furniture.
Nevertheless there exists a great range of furniture that are used in the medical institutions. Let us take a look at some of them. First is the hospital bed that is especially designed to support recovery and you find them in every hospital and even in clinics and nursing homes. Then, hospitals also make use of medical ward furniture. The other important items include hospital cabinet, hospital cart, hospital chair, hospital table and the others.