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Healthcare Heartbeat

Interesting articles written by the team at Interweave. Including healthcare industry news, commentary on current trends, speculation, forecasting and informative how-to articles to help you make the most of your healthcare products.

How to choose the right pillows and pillowcases 17th April 2024

How to choose the right pillows and pillowcases

We explain the key features you need to look out for when choosing pillows and pillowcases for your home, hospital, or care facility.

Care home supplies 12th April 2024

Care home supplies

Care homes provide support and assistance to a wide variety of people, which means they require a range of products to do this. Look at our top recommendations for care home supplies.

Product spotlight: Bariatric non-slip socks 20th March 2024

Product spotlight: Bariatric non-slip socks

Explore the key features of our popular non-slip bariatric socks, designed to accommodate larger legs, as well as swollen feet and ankles.

How many hospital beds are there in the UK [Updated March 2024] 12th March 2024

How many hospital beds are there in the UK [Updated March 2024]

This article explores data relating to hospital bed numbers. In particular, how many hospital beds are there in the UK, how many beds per capita and the average number of beds per hospital.

Charity event to raise vital funds for local homeless charity 12th March 2024

Charity event to raise vital funds for local homeless charity

A team of three staff from Interweave Healthcare braved the elements to sleep outdoors for one night to raise funds for local charity, Happy Days UK.

Focusing on falls prevention at home 6th March 2024

Focusing on falls prevention at home

How can we prevent falls from happening in the first place? Learn more about the risk factors, prevention methods and products to reduce falls risks.

Interweave takes part in a fundraising event 22nd February 2024

Interweave takes part in a fundraising event

We are raising funds for the homeless via charity Happy Days. Fundraising event Big Sleepout March 2024. Hypothermia prevention will be key! Find out more

Interweave completes NHS Evergreen Sustainable Supplier Assessment 21st February 2024

Interweave completes NHS Evergreen Sustainable Supplier Assessment

Interweave Healthcare is pleased to have completed the NHS Evergreen Sustainable Supplier Assessment.

Annual customer satisfaction survey 12th February 2024

Annual customer satisfaction survey

Ten randomly-selected direct customers were surveyed again this year and we’re pleased to share our customer satisfaction scores with you.

Sharing our sustainability plans 9th February 2024

Sharing our sustainability plans

if you are interested in sustainability, you can read more about our sustainability plans for the present and future. Read our Carbon Reduction Plans, and learn more about our sustainability commitments.

Are enough new hospitals being built in the UK? 31st January 2024

Are enough new hospitals being built in the UK?

We are looking into the New Hospitals Programme, launched by the Government in 2020. Is it making progress? Learn more.

Is 2 hours of sleep better than none? [UPDATED 2024] 22nd January 2024

Is 2 hours of sleep better than none? [UPDATED 2024]

Is 2 hours of sleep better than none? Explore the answer here. Find out why some sleep makes us groggy, and why power naps are so powerful!

2023 at Interweave: A review 12th January 2024

2023 at Interweave: A review

2023 has been a fantastic year for Interweave. Look back with us at our highlights and achievements last year.

Popular products bought in 2023 10th January 2024

Popular products bought in 2023

If you are interested in online shopping habits, we have the information you were looking for! Explore our best-selling products, find out what other customers bought, which colours and sizes.

Do mattress protectors really work? 4th January 2024

Do mattress protectors really work?

Do mattress protectors work? How do they work? And which one is right for me? You've got the questions, we've got the answers. Find out more about mattress protection.

Preventing hypothermia 28th November 2023

Preventing hypothermia

Prevent hypothermia by using passive warming blankets, poncho and hand warmers. Act before it's too late. Used by medical and emergency teams.

Christmas opening hours 24th November 2023

Christmas opening hours

We wish all of our customers a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Take a look at our opening times over the festive period.

Top recommendations: Winter blankets 22nd November 2023

Top recommendations: Winter blankets

Find the best winter blankets to get you through the extreme cold months. Here are our top recommendations.

Interweave donates hypothermia blankets to Happy Days charity 20th November 2023

Interweave donates hypothermia blankets to Happy Days charity

We are committed to supporting our community, so we have donated our hypothermia prevention blankets to local charity, Happy Days. A charity dedicated to supporting the homeless.

Interweave takes part in #WearItPink for Breast Cancer awareness month 24th October 2023

Interweave takes part in #WearItPink for Breast Cancer awareness month

The Interweave team took part in the Breast Cancer Now initiative #WEARITPINK. Take a look at what we got up to!

Benefits of polycotton fabric 18th October 2023

Benefits of polycotton fabric

What are the benefits of polycotton fabric? Find out why it is a popular choice among medical facilities.

Safety checks before using your slide sheets 12th October 2023

Safety checks before using your slide sheets

What checks should you perform before using slide sheets? We point out some key areas to assess before moving a patient.

Interweave installs solar panels 21st September 2023

Interweave installs solar panels

We installed solar panels at our warehouse facility. Find out more about the process and benefits...

Fall prevention products 8th September 2023

Fall prevention products

Explore best-selling falls prevention socks this Falls Awareness Month...

How to wrap a baby in a blanket 6th September 2023

How to wrap a baby in a blanket

Find out how to wrap a baby in a blanket with ease. Benefits, risks and tips. Follow the step by step guide on how to swaddle a baby.

We are attending the National Back Exchange conference 2023 30th August 2023

We are attending the National Back Exchange conference 2023

We are excited to attend the National Back Exchange Conference this September. Will you be there? Come and see us at stand 27!

How to get blood out of bed sheets 28th August 2023

How to get blood out of bed sheets

We help you make the most out of your healthcare bed sheets. Learn how to get blood stains out of your linen.

Falls Awareness Week 2023: From awareness to action 23rd August 2023

Falls Awareness Week 2023: From awareness to action

Falls prevention week 2023 begins September 18th. Find out what you can do to prevent falls...

Interweave launches barcoding system 15th August 2023

Interweave launches barcoding system

We implemented a barcoding system in our warehouse this year. Find out how it works...

How many hospitals in the UK [Updated August 2023] 4th August 2023

How many hospitals in the UK [Updated August 2023]

Many people wonder how many hospitals there are in the UK. Some websites state the answer is 168, but this is far from the real picture.

What is a residential care home? 1st August 2023

What is a residential care home?

Understand the differences between care homes. What is a residential care home and what services does it provide to its residents.

Interweave scrub ranges 28th July 2023

Interweave scrub ranges

Our range of scrubs has grown to include Kara Edit, a premium range of scrubs designed in the UK. Explore our new premium scrubs section.

A day in the life of a professional Manual Handler 17th July 2023

A day in the life of a professional Manual Handler

Join us to discover what a day in the life of a manual handler is like. We spoke to professional handlers to find out more.

Seclusion clothing for secure environments 4th July 2023

Seclusion clothing for secure environments

Gain insight into the Seclusion clothing range, designed for seclusion environments such as mental health facilities. Learn more about anti-ligature clothing.

Hospital to home: preparing for hospital discharge 30th May 2023

Hospital to home: preparing for hospital discharge

Transitioning from hospital to home care might feel scary. We share some products to help you care for yourself at home.

The 6 Cs of nursing 24th May 2023

The 6 Cs of nursing

What are the 6 Cs of nursing? Learn more about the values that underpin care standards within nursing, midwifery and care.

The UK guide to hospital scrubs 5th May 2023

The UK guide to hospital scrubs

How do you identify staff in hospitals? Read the UK guide to hospitals scrubs here.

Choosing fitted bed sheets 25th April 2023

Choosing fitted bed sheets

Choosing the perfect fitted sheets involves a few considerations. Read our fool proof guide to buying new bedding.

NHS waiting times 2023 18th April 2023

NHS waiting times 2023

UK healthcare in 2023: what's changed? We explore increased waiting times for testing, strike action and more.

Fun design for children’s hospital gowns 31st March 2023

Fun design for children’s hospital gowns

Why are children's hospital gowns colourful? Find out the reason why children's gowns are different to adults.

The impact of NHS staff leaving healthcare 24th March 2023

The impact of NHS staff leaving healthcare

We take a look at the impact mass resignations are having on healthcare. Explore the reasons why healthcare professionals are opting for alternative careers.

CO2 reduction in slipper socks manufacturing process 21st February 2023

CO2 reduction in slipper socks manufacturing process

Our contracted mill have embarked on a mission to reduce CO2 emissions during slipper socks production. Find out how this went.

Checklist: Things to pack for overnight hospital stay 10th February 2023

Checklist: Things to pack for overnight hospital stay

Staying in hospital can be scary. We give you some ideas for packing an overnight hospital bag, to help you feel at ease.

Behind the scenes of an Interweave photoshoot 7th February 2023

Behind the scenes of an Interweave photoshoot

Come to a photoshoot with us in Leeds. Find out more about behind the scenes of photographing our scrub range.

Introducing bariatric gripper socks 1st February 2023

Introducing bariatric gripper socks

Find out more about our newest size of slipper socks, the 3XL bariatric size. Learn more about the features and benefits of these non slip socks.

What do other customers buy? Best selling products in 2022 30th January 2023

What do other customers buy? Best selling products in 2022

Wondering what healthcare textile products other people buy? Find out which size & colour they buy, how much they spend and more.

What are hot towels? And why you should use them 18th January 2023

What are hot towels? And why you should use them

What are hot towels? And what are the benefits for the face? Find out more about hot towels and how you can incorporate them into your life.

2023 will be a year of continued growth & expansion 17th January 2023

2023 will be a year of continued growth & expansion

Find out more about the upgrades & launches that dominated 2022 for our company. An exciting annual review, we share some of the changes with you.

Understanding towel sizes 12th January 2023

Understanding towel sizes

Find out what size commonly used towels are. We explain the measurements of each type of towel, so you can buy the right towels for you.

Interweave improves website design 4th January 2023

Interweave improves website design

We have re-designed our website to help you shop fuss free. Easily find the products and information you need with our new website.

Minimum standard for care homes 15th December 2022

Minimum standard for care homes

What are the national minimum care standards? We explain what these standards outline and what level of care we can expect in UK care homes

How to fold a blanket 13th December 2022

How to fold a blanket

How to fold a blanket for a variety of needs. Folding for storage, decoration and more. Folding techniques to suit you and your requirements.

Health care uniforms 13th December 2022

Health care uniforms

We take a look at a few examples of health care uniforms commonly found in UK hospitals. From nurses to radiographers, find out how to identify healthcare staff.

Fall prevention at Christmas [updated 2022] 6th December 2022

Fall prevention at Christmas [updated 2022]

We revisit our original fall prevention blog post and make it festive! We explore the ways in which Christmas and the festive period can bring about fall dangers.

Keep warm this winter with blankets 17th November 2022

Keep warm this winter with blankets

We give our best blanket recommendations for the cold winter ahead. Find a suitable blanket for you or your facility.

Famous nurses in history 16th November 2022

Famous nurses in history

We take a look at some important and valuable figures in nursing history. Their contributions have influenced modern medicine in ways we likely did not even know.

Christmas gifts for family 15th November 2022

Christmas gifts for family

Give the gift of blankets this Christmas. Combat the cold with a variety of high quality blankets.

What is oedema? 31st October 2022

What is oedema?

We take a look at what oedema is, the causes, treatments & more. Find out what is oedema & what you can do to reduce swelling.

Interweave combats Covid19 with 880 free face mask packs 26th September 2022

Interweave combats Covid19 with 880 free face mask packs

We gave away free boxes of 50 face masks with all online orders, giving our customers peace of mind and protection.

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