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.
We give our best blanket recommendations for the cold winter ahead. Find a suitable blanket for you or your facility.
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.
Give the gift of blankets this Christmas. Combat the cold with a variety of high quality blankets.
We take a look at what oedema is, the causes, treatments & more. Find out what is oedema & what you can do to reduce swelling.
We gave away free boxes of 50 face masks with all online orders, giving our customers peace of mind and protection.
We are partnering with Hull Royal Trust this Falls Awareness Week. Looking to understand the causes, risks and implications of deconditooning and prolonged bed rest.
Falls awareness week runs from the 19th to 25th September 2022. The campaign organisers hope to increase the awareness of what we can all do to minimise falls for the people we care for.
We explain how to take clothing measurements at home with the things you have in your house. From string to printable rulers.
Find us at two conferences this September. The National Back Exchange & the Society of Hospital Linen Service Managers. We look forward to meeting people!
Healthcare volunteering can be a great way to get experience, or simply just donate your time to helping others. There are so many organisations which require your help.
Find out if you need to wear a face mask in European countries. We look at the top 5 summer destinations and their specific rules.
Find out why swollen legs, feet and ankles are more common in the elderly. Learn tips and tricks to understanding how to deal with swelling.
We explain what the tog rating means for duvets, and how you should choose your next duvet. Find out how warm each tog rating is and when you should change your duvet as the seasons change.
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.
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.
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.