Innova helps create a home-from-home hospice in Scotland


Manufacturer supplies furniture and hoists for St Andrew's Hospice resfurbishment

Creating a home-from-home environment was key during the £9m refurbishment of a Scottish hospice.

St Andrew’s Hospice in Airdrie, Lanarkshire, had been in dire need of a revamp due to the increased demand for hospice care in the area.

The hospice and JDDK Architects chose Innova Care Concepts to supply and install £269,000 worth of hoists, fitted and loose furniture to make the centre cosy and relaxing for people during some of the most-vulnerable times of their lives.

Joe Hulbert, sales director at Innova, said: “Working on the new St Andrew’s Hospice was truly an honour. It was such a fantastic project and the results are a testament to just how fantastic it is as a hospice.

“We made sure that every single item we provided was perfectly in keeping with their colour palettes and preferences to make it as homely as can be. We handled almost everything – including the curtains and cushions.”

St Andrew’s Hospice also chose Innova because of its unique Integralift hidden hoists. These are patient lifting hoists that fold away into a discreet bedhead cupboard behind the patient and can be brought out whenever needed.

And the new décor and equipment did not go unnotices as the hospice had a surprise inspection merely weeks after re-opening.

The inspectors commented on the positive impact of the refurbishment and the ‘home-from-home’ feel of the hospice.

Rosemary Brolly, ward manager at St Andrew’s, said: “I have had amazing feedback from our patients and visitors to the hospice since we reopened, and they think that the quality and style of our furnishings are like a five-star hotel – this has been said on many occasions.”

Innova supplied a total of 28 Integralift hidden hoists, 30 bespoke bedhead systems, 30 bedside cabinets, 105 made-to-measure wardrobes, three X-Y hoist systems, and various chairs, tables, and soft furnishings.

The contract includes the supply of hoists and fitted and loose furnitureSign up for your free email newsletter

The contract includes the supply of hoists and fitted and loose furniture