Medical Screens are partition screen designs used in hospitals and health care environments as hospital furniture. Used by the NHS and healthcare professional as privacy dividers between beds and care stations in hospital wards, ICU's, theatres and treatment rooms.
Screens are either freestanding, hung on ceiling tracks or attached to the wall between care beds. Fabric curtain screens are traditionally the most used but need to be have ceiling rails so position is always fixed.
Freestanding dividers are the most versatile solution, especially if they are mobile and are mounted on wheels. This allows medical privacy screens to be re-located quickly and ward layouts can be re-configured for patient needs and changing demands or requirements of medical staff.
Contamination and infection control are essential in medical rooms. Hospital furniture must be manufactured from non-porous materials, be sterile and easy to disinfect.
Furniture made with metal is preferable as it is longer lasting and suitable for the regular heavy demands of hospital use. Fabric screens and curtains can be used but require regular laundering and maintenance to maintain their anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties, which adds long term cost and time to maintaining hospital cleanliness.