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.
Take a look at the new Orvecare products, from patient warming blankets to bariatric multi-movers.
We celebrate our warehouse & logistics team winning the Industry Champions Team Recognition Award.
We take a look into why the care home resident population is declining compared to pre-pandemic levels. What are the factors and influences on these statistics.
A look into the seclusion range and Secure-Tex fabric. Explore the products available and the key features of each.
What makes communication vital in nursing and other healthcare settings? The benefits of communication in medicine only benefits the team and patients, find out why.
We look at how and why older adults can feel stress. We consider symptoms and signs to look out for, as well as techniques that you or your loved ones can do to help reduce stress.
Patient centered care benefits the experience, care and condition of the patient, Find out what patient centered care entails.
We outline how we donated items to Ukraine, and the ways in which you can help to. Donating blankets and bedding to refugees and those affected by the conflict.
We share our experiences of planning a video shoot and give you 9 tips to help you organise a smooth, hassle-free video production for your company. From how to plan your strategy to booking models and more.
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!
Understanding the need for compression socks for nurses. The science, the benefits and why nurses should wear them to support their health with long strenuous shifts.
We explain commonly used laundry symbols you might find on your clothing labels. Save yourself from a disaster by finding out exactly what each symbol means.
Find out how we are operating over the Christmas period. We explain our despatch times, and when you will receive your order over the festive period.
Explore the ways in which you can recycle your old and worn blankets. Traditional recycling, repurposing and new ways to use blankets!
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.
An easy summary of the patient comfort products we have on offer. For any care facility, from hospitals to home care. Take a look at some products to help you care.
A visual and descriptive guide on folding towels for a variety of spaces. Storing towels on shelves and wherever you need to can be a difficult task. Choose one of these methods and save yourself some linen space.
An easy step by step guide to hospital corners. Try the clean and crisp method of bed making commonly used in hospitals and hospitality. Take a look at our range of bed sheets to help you do so.
A quick and easy guide to a difficult task easier. The best ways to fold fitted corners and create a storable shape for your fitted sheets.
We take a look at a variety of ways that hospitals can reduce their waste, from general to medical waste. We consider waste management planning, recycling and access to information.
Shop our best Black Friday deals. Find healthcare products such as PPE, bedding, slide sheets and more for your care facility at a discounted price.
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.
Understanding the NHS wait times can be confusing especially when the wait is longer than you'd expected, so we have outlined the various different contributing factors.
Interweave Textiles Ltd is pleased to announce the purchase of Orvecare, a Hull-based healthcare and emergency services supply manufacturer.
A checklist for preventing falls at home. Including tips for preventing falls and what to do if you do fall. Read our fall prevention advice.
A handy visual guide to putting on anti embolism stockings, commonly used to prevent blood clots, and used to patients who are immobile for long periods of time.
Buying compression socks for the first time? Helpful guide includes what they do, what size & rating to choose.
A look into why healthcare professionals wear dark green scrubs. Introducing our new Hunter Green scrubs range.
UK child health & wellbeing in 2021 is lower than average. This article looks into how children in hospital are treated in the UK
Take a look at why turquoise scrubs are a popular choice among healthcare professionals, and why you should choose turquoise for your next scrub set!
We take a look at a day in the life of a carer working in a care home, as well as the benefits and challenges of this role.
Understanding compression socks. Read our quick and easy article explaining the features of compression socks, who needs them and how to wear them. Furthermore, where you can purchase them.
Patients expect quick access to healthcare these days. Is healthcare on demand going to be the game changer everyone hopes it will be?
Based upon a study into the benefits of music for the elderly and memory, we look at the benefits of having music in care homes. We consider the potential benefits and how you can incorporate music into your care home.
Where to buy hospital sheets is a commonly asked question, we have collated our bed sheet options which are used in hospitals to help you find the right bed sheet for you.
How does free healthcare really work and where does it exist? We investigate and also look in more depth at universal healthcare countries.
A look into the impacts and challenges of caring through COVID. Discussing the difficulties of front line workers in the pandemic.
Interweave Textiles has maintained Level 3 Labour Standards Assurance System (LSAS) for the 3rd year running. Find out what this means and why it's important.
Providing patients with a comfortable bed to sleep in can ease anxieties. Check our helpful pillow menu guide for hospitals & care homes to choose appropriate pillows for patients.
Helpful guide for carers & patients to understand common medical abbreviations. Read our collated lists to learn what the jargon means.
UK work related injuries were down 6% in 2020. Has the Covid-19 pandemic caused this change? We investigate.
NHS hospitals are saying that there’s been an increase in “falls patients” in recent weeks. The majority of these patients are elderly falling at home, whilst shielding from Covid-19.
We designed the Dignity Gown to help healthcare providers offer dignity in patient care. Find out how this gown was developed with help from nursing staff.
Slide sheets & extension handles donated to Overgate Hospice in Elland. We're happy to help support their manual handling team.
We investigate the latest UK Government Covid-19 guidelines to the public to wear face coverings in some situations. Who does this apply to? Where does this apply? Find out.
As the coronavirus pandemic hit the UK, we rapidly adapted our working processes to continue delivering much-needed goods to the NHS. Find out more about the challenges we faced.
At the end of January 2020, the ISO auditors came to our HQ office for their annual visit and we are pleased to report that we passed ISO 9001 certification with flying colours, again!
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.
Find out how to care for someone with coronavirus infection, including checking the symptoms, laundering bedding & disinfecting to protect others from the virus.
A weighted blanket is a blanket with evenly spread weights built in, to be used when lying down to help improve sleep. Scientific studies have found that the evenly applied pressure provided by a weighted blanket relaxes the body enough - increasing serotonin to help the person fall asleep.
Pallet wrapping is important, it ensures that customers receive goods in perfect condition. But we were using too much plastic.
Inspired by concerns raised by an NHS Consultant, we explore what patients and medical staff think of hospital gowns. Is the old draughty gown past it’s sell by date?
This morning, we despatched 300+ sets of critical healthcare textile supplies and set off to deliver to a hospital in time for the Wuhan coronavirus evacuees arriving. Read more.
Find out what happens in UK hospitals over Christmas. Many healthcare staff are busy at work on Christmas Day, providing 24/7 care for patients.
There were lots of clashing colours, too many snowmen, herds of reindeer and best of all we raised money for Save the Children UK. Read more about our Christmas Jumper Day fun.
The Society Of Hospital Linen Service & Laundry Managers meeting was hosted by Interweave Textiles, including an interesting visit to the Calderdale Industrial Museum.
Unpaid carers have an extremely difficult job. Many without much or any care for the carers. How do they cope? We investigate what support a carer would ideally have.
As part of our 20th Birthday celebrations, we were curious to see what the long-serving staff thought had changed within the company over the last 20 years.
Another article in our series of 20 years of Interweave. This article reminisces about the events of October 1999 – it wasn’t all Y2K related!