Dining furniture and social seating has been supplied by Knightsbridge Furniture as part of the extensive redevelopment of the in-patient unit at Kirkwood Hospice in Dalton, just outside Huddersfield. The new furniture contributes to the light, modern feel of the facility, with the colours, fabrics and finishes selected from the latest Knightsbridge Furniture Collection to complement the re-styled lounge and community areas.
An independent hospice and registered charity, Kirkwood Hospice opened in 1987 and provides specialist care - free of charge - to adults from the surrounding area with progressive and life-limiting conditions. Patients are admitted at any time from diagnosis to the end of life, with the emphasis placed on respecting the needs and wishes of the individual, whether clinical, social or spiritual. Care and support is also provided for family members, friends and carers.
The redeveloped 16 bed in-patient unit has been carefully designed to meet the complex needs of patients and their families and includes nine single en-suite rooms and two multi-bed bays in addition to a lounge/diner for use by patients and their visitors, a beverage bay, patients’ lounges and activity areas. The comfort factor is high and colour palettes are warm and welcoming throughout, with upholstered furniture in rich berry shades and exposed woodwork in a natural oak finish.
Smart upholstered seating welcomes Kirkwood patients and visitors alike, with mid-back and high-back chairs and three-seat settees from Knightsbridge Furniture’s traditionally-styled Jasmine range nestling alongside the more contemporary profiles of Maddie club chairs and supportive high-back armchairs from the company’s Arran range. Seating is on hand throughout the unit thanks to the provision of 50+ versatile Zeta stacking chairs, which are the perfect complement to the Harvey timber-topped tables in the dining area, Palma tables in the patients’ lounge and multi-bed bays, rectangular Polo and Ascot tables in the activity rooms and the neat Ventura lamp table in the beverage bay.
The order has been completed by a Knightsbridge Dalton armchair modelled specifically for bariatric users, together with a pair of Optimum book-cases in the lounges and two Panama double sofa-beds to accommodate overnight visitors.
The Knightsbridge Furniture Collection is a portfolio of stylish seating, tables and occasional furniture created for use in healthcare and residential facilities, including hospices, nursing homes, welfare and educational environments. For details on the full collection, visit www.knightsbridge-furniture.co.uk
Knightsbridge Furniture is an Approved Supplier to the NHS and carries NHS Mental Health Contract Number 2012/S 38-061381: the Knightsbridge Furniture Collection is manufactured at the company’s plant in West Yorkshire.
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