Trovex products continue to set the benchmark for hygienic solutions with outstanding design and unparalleled performance at the new respiratory area at Royal Free Hospital
Manufacturing hygienic products since 1998, Trovex has developed an unrivalled excellence in healthcare solutions. Innovation is at the forefront of a range of pioneering products which includes high performance cubicle systems, PVC wall cladding, clinical modular wash stations and doorsets to multiple industries. Today, Trovex is the UK’s leading healthcare solution provider, with a passion for providing products that fight bacteria growth in important and critical healthcare areas.
Year on year, Trovex continues to be impassioned about healthcare systems. The extensive product range delivers robust quality, extraordinary design and exclusive features. Trovex’s company mission is ‘to enhance the world’s interior surfaces and washroom products through innovation and design’.
In the highly competitive healthcare industry, it is essential to maintain a product portfolio at the cutting edge of modern healthcare solutions. From extensive product development to research of new methods and technologies, Trovex is constantly investing in frontline solutions that can improve and reinvent the healthcare experience.
Established in 1828, the Royal Free London NHS Founding Trust is one of the UK’s biggest trusts, delivering care to more than 1.6 million patients each year in three main hospitals. For nearly two centuries the hospital has continued to lead improvements and innovation through world class expertise and local care.
The Royal Free Hospital has used Trovex products before with great success. For the refurbishment project of the Ward 8 East, Respiratory Medicine area, Trovex provided state-of-the-art facilities in the corridor walls, staff rooms and patient rooms by supplying and installing Trovex Hygipods, Trovex Diamond wall cladding and the Trovex Gallery.
In addition, Trovex supplied the washrooms & cubicle system for the reception area of the hospital.
Trovex project director Fred Davis said: 'For the respiratory area we wanted to produce a more interesting and inspiring aesthetic environment so used the 'wow-effect' that this product gives. The versatility and range of benefits offered by Trovex Gallery make it a successful solution for creativity in hygienic areas.'
Product development designer Samuel Kingston added, 'The hospital's architecture has gained a new focus. Nowadays the projects conceive spaces that, besides being functional, also contribute to the recovery of patients. The respiratory area of the Royal Free has gained a welcoming air with bespoke finishes and colours that differ from the traditional hospital standard.'
The eight-week project involved the installation of Trovex Gallery, Trovex Diamond and Hygipods on the corridors of Ward 8 East and Trovex Washrooms System for the reception floor.
It was a fast track project which required an effective and flexible plan designed to minimise potential disruption to staff and patients.
The Royal Free Healthcare trust had experience with the Hygipod system at the Barnet General Hospital. For this project the Trovex team worked with the contractor to create bespoke units that could suit the very tight spaces available whereby the units were rebated into the walls. The Hygipods worked very well with the welded Trovex Diamond wall cladding creating a seamless feel, integrated into the room decoration in a subtle, elegant way.
Complying with HBN 00-10 regulations, specifiers can be sure that the Trovex healthcare product range exceeds the national standards.
For the corridors, the Trovex Gallery Hygienic wall cladding has been the product of choice. Its design and anti-bacterial properties provides the right mood and performance that will last for years to come. All the Trovex wall cladding was installed by the Trovex installation team. Site operations manager Kevin Temple said: 'We used images inspired from the local Hampstead Heath Park. The idea was bringing the feeling of outside to inside. Inspiring images of trees and fresh air create the perfect environment for the respiratory area and we hope that the patients will be encouraged and positive throughout their treatments'.
Trovex products delivered the hospital a new, hygienic and fresh mood environment, complementing the theme of photographer Hermione Hardwick's large-scale images of the local area. The patients and staff are now very pleased with the respiratory area. 'We are extremely pleased with the completed respiratory ward project', says Jack Millar, project manager at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.