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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.

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.

Falls Awareness Week with Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust 21st September 2022

Falls Awareness Week with Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

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 2022 6th September 2022

Falls Awareness Week 2022

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.

How to Take Clothing Size Measurements Without a Tape Measure 2nd September 2022

How to Take Clothing Size Measurements Without a Tape Measure

We explain how to take clothing measurements at home with the things you have in your house. From string to printable rulers.

Interweave Supports Two Conferences 31st August 2022

Interweave Supports Two Conferences

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 11th August 2022

Healthcare Volunteering

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.

Do You Need to Wear a Mask on Your Summer Holiday? 18th July 2022

Do You Need to Wear a Mask on Your Summer Holiday?

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.

What Helps With Swollen Legs in the Elderly? 6th July 2022

What Helps With Swollen Legs in the Elderly?

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.

Duvet Tog Guide 5th July 2022

Duvet Tog Guide

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.

Introducing Orvecare Products 30th June 2022

Introducing Orvecare Products

Take a look at the new Orvecare products, from patient warming blankets to bariatric multi-movers.

Interweave Warehouse & Operations Team wins Award 29th June 2022

Interweave Warehouse & Operations Team wins Award

We celebrate our warehouse & logistics team winning the Industry Champions Team Recognition Award.

Why are care home resident numbers declining? 9th June 2022

Why are care home resident numbers declining?

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.

Seclusion Range: What is Secure-Tex Fabric? 1st June 2022

Seclusion Range: What is Secure-Tex Fabric?

A look into the seclusion range and Secure-Tex fabric. Explore the products available and the key features of each.

Why is Communication Important in Nursing? 1st June 2022

Why is Communication Important in Nursing?

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.

Stress Management for Older Adults 22nd April 2022

Stress Management for Older Adults

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.

What is Patient Centred Care? 28th March 2022

What is Patient Centred Care?

Patient centered care benefits the experience, care and condition of the patient, Find out what patient centered care entails.

Interweave Donates Blankets to Ukraine Relief 17th March 2022

Interweave Donates Blankets to Ukraine Relief

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.

9 tips for organising a video shoot 2nd March 2022

9 tips for organising a video shoot

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? 23rd February 2022

Is 2 Hours of Sleep Better Than None?

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!

Compression Socks for Nurses 11th February 2022

Compression Socks for Nurses

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.

Washing Symbols UK 2nd February 2022

Washing Symbols UK

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.

Are Blankets Recyclable? 16th December 2021

Are Blankets Recyclable?

Explore the ways in which you can recycle your old and worn blankets. Traditional recycling, repurposing and new ways to use blankets!

Fall Prevention at Christmas 13th December 2021

Fall Prevention at Christmas

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.

Explore Patient Comfort Products 9th December 2021

Explore Patient Comfort Products

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.

How To Fold Towels for Any Shelf Size: A Guide 7th December 2021

How To Fold Towels for Any Shelf Size: A Guide

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.

How To Do Hospital Corners 3rd December 2021

How To Do Hospital Corners

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.

How to Easily Fold a Fitted Sheet 2nd December 2021

How to Easily Fold a Fitted Sheet

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.

Reducing Waste In Hospitals 1st December 2021

Reducing Waste In Hospitals

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.

How many hospitals in the UK [Updated October 2021] 27th October 2021

How many hospitals in the UK [Updated October 2021]

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 NHS Waiting Times 27th September 2021

Understanding NHS Waiting Times

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.

Press release: Welcoming Orvecare into the group 16th September 2021

Press release: Welcoming Orvecare into the group

Interweave Textiles Ltd is pleased to announce the purchase of Orvecare, a Hull-based healthcare and emergency services supply manufacturer.

Preventing falls at home: A checklist 13th September 2021

Preventing falls at home: A checklist

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.

How to put on anti embolism stockings 2nd September 2021

How to put on anti embolism stockings

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.

A guide to compression socks [infographic] 25th August 2021

A guide to compression socks [infographic]

Buying compression socks for the first time? Helpful guide includes what they do, what size & rating to choose.

The meaning of green: Why do doctors wear green scrubs? 20th August 2021

The meaning of green: Why do doctors wear green scrubs?

A look into why healthcare professionals wear dark green scrubs. Introducing our new Hunter Green scrubs range.

Provision of healthcare for children in hospital 18th August 2021

Provision of healthcare for children in hospital

UK child health & wellbeing in 2021 is lower than average. This article looks into how children in hospital are treated in the UK

Why should you wear turquoise scrubs? 17th August 2021

Why should you wear turquoise scrubs?

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!

Working In A Care Home 22nd July 2021

Working In A Care Home

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.

What do compression socks do? 12th July 2021

What do compression socks do?

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.

Is healthcare on demand a game changer? 1st July 2021

Is healthcare on demand a game changer?

Patients expect quick access to healthcare these days. Is healthcare on demand going to be the game changer everyone hopes it will be?

Benefits of Music in Care Homes 2nd June 2021

Benefits of Music in Care Homes

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.

Hospital bed sheets 13th May 2021

Hospital bed sheets

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.

Countries with free healthcare: How does it work? 6th May 2021

Countries with free healthcare: How does it work?

How does free healthcare really work and where does it exist? We investigate and also look in more depth at universal healthcare countries.

Caring Through COVID 1st April 2021

Caring Through COVID

A look into the impacts and challenges of caring through COVID. Discussing the difficulties of front line workers in the pandemic.

Interweave maintains Level 3 LSAS 23rd March 2021

Interweave maintains Level 3 LSAS

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.

Pillow Menu 19th March 2021

Pillow Menu

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.

A Carer’s Guide To Medical Abbreviations 12th March 2021

A Carer’s Guide To Medical Abbreviations

Helpful guide for carers & patients to understand common medical abbreviations. Read our collated lists to learn what the jargon means.

Decrease in work related injury in 2020 10th November 2020

Decrease in work related injury in 2020

UK work related injuries were down 6% in 2020. Has the Covid-19 pandemic caused this change? We investigate.

Covid shielding caused increase in elderly people falling 12th October 2020

Covid shielding caused increase in elderly people falling

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.

Focus on the Dignity Gown 16th September 2020

Focus on the Dignity Gown

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.

Donation to Overgate Hospice 15th September 2020

Donation to Overgate Hospice

Slide sheets & extension handles donated to Overgate Hospice in Elland. We're happy to help support their manual handling team.

Wearing face coverings in public 11th May 2020

Wearing face coverings in public

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.

To help you care in a crisis 21st April 2020

To help you care in a crisis

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.

Dedicated to Quality and Care 20th April 2020

Dedicated to Quality and Care

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!

How many hospital beds are there in the UK 19th April 2020

How many hospital beds are there in the UK

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.

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