Supported by Grosvenor Interiors and the dialysis unit ward staff at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Static Systems’ Vistr Headwall® Vertical Medical Supply Unit has been awarded ‘Highly Commended’ in the ‘Design Innovation for Quality Improvement’ category in the 2021 European Healthcare Design Awards. The awards ceremony took place virtually on 17th June during the 7th European Healthcare Design 2021 Congress.
Vistr Headwall® was recognised as among Europe’s most innovative medical product designs which has had a transformational impact on the design of healthcare services and the patient environment, improving the quality, sustainability, accessibility and experience of care.
Jennifer Terry, Marketing Manager at Static Systems Group (SSG), comments: “We were delighted to receive the highly commended award for our Vistr Headwall® solution. There was strong competition for this year’s awards so to receive highly commended is a real accolade and is testament to all the hard work that went on behind the scenes to develop this innovative yet practical solution.”
SSG designed Vistr Headwall® in response to increasing recognition of the need for hospital interiors to provide a restorative environment for patients and their families. The unit features a decorative graphic fascia that truly enhances a patient’s surroundings and can be specified by the architect or interior design specialist to complement ward décor. All essential patient bedhead services, including nurse call, electrical sockets and lighting are hidden from direct sight of patients and visitors, however, there is also an option to incorporate medical gases, staff indicator screens, lighting units and other services on the headwall fascia.
Jennie adds: “Our design approach for Vistr Headwall was focused on providing a solution which meets the needs of both clinical staff and patients. For staff, it provides quick and easy access to all the essential patient bedhead services, and its lighting quickly guides staff to the appropriate bedside in the event of a patient call or cardiac alarm; assisting with clinical flow. And for patients, in addition to the aesthetic benefits on a patient’s surrounding environment, it incorporates features that directly enhance patient safety, such as the PIR-controlled lighting that automatically illuminates as the patient leaves their bed during times of low light.”
Funding for the project was provided through a bequest to the Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust (ACT). For further information about Vistr Headwall®, please click here.