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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.

Interweave hosts “A Day At The Museum” 22nd November 2019

Interweave hosts “A Day At The Museum”

The Society Of Hospital Linen Service & Laundry Managers meeting was hosted by Interweave Textiles, including an interesting visit to the Calderdale Industrial Museum.

Carers need care too 19th November 2019

Carers need care too

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.

Staff interviews: 20 years on 21st October 2019

Staff interviews: 20 years on

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.

What was going on in the UK in October 1999? 9th October 2019

What was going on in the UK in October 1999?

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!

Looking back at healthcare in 1999 4th October 2019

Looking back at healthcare in 1999

We look back at UK healthcare in the 90s to review healthcare costs compared to life expectancy and more. Which events made the healthcare headlines in 1999?

20 Year Anniversary – 20 Things We’ve Learnt 1st October 2019

20 Year Anniversary – 20 Things We’ve Learnt

Interweave is 20 years old. But with a parent textile company dating back to 1863, we have the benefit of many more years experience. We share 20 lessons we’ve learnt in the last 20 years.

What do UK care workers wear? 20th September 2019

What do UK care workers wear?

UK care workers, in both care home environments and in-home care roles, tend to wear a uniform. But what kind of uniform do care workers wear, you ask? We explain.

How many hospitals in the UK 11th September 2019

How many hospitals in the UK

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.

Meet the team at the National Back Exchange Exhibition 22nd August 2019

Meet the team at the National Back Exchange Exhibition

Are you going to the National Back Exchange Conference & Exhibition this year? Be sure to visit the Interweave stand to look at the slide sheets, transfer sheets and other patient handling equipment.

Don’t slip up! Buy the right non-slip socks 18th July 2019

Don’t slip up! Buy the right non-slip socks

Investigation into the top 3 best selling non slip hospital socks uk suppliers. This article compares the styles, the fits and the stickiness of each non slip sock.

Infection control in care homes 28th June 2019

Infection control in care homes

Infection control in care homes is a serious concern for the elderly, especially for care home residents with dementia. How do you ensure that you don’t suffer an infection outbreak at your care home? We’ve prepared a brief guide and helpful links.

Supporting the industry 21st June 2019

Supporting the industry

Our Customer Services Manager, Tim Meadows, has been appointed the National Secretary of the Society of Hospital Linen Service Managers and Laundry Managers. Read about what the society does and how it benefits the healthcare textile industry,

11 Care Home Activities Ideas 13th June 2019

11 Care Home Activities Ideas

Stuck for ideas? Check our list of 11 care home activities ideas to find something new to do. Most care home residents appreciate activities that keep them active, sociable and entertained. This list contains a wide range of interesting activities from virtual reality immersion to musical playlist creation.

Keeping Healthy This Men’s Health Week 10th June 2019

Keeping Healthy This Men’s Health Week

Shockingly, one in every five men dies before he is old enough to retire! Factors ranging from poor diet, lack of exercise and a reluctance to ask for help all contribute to this issue. We ask the Interweave men what they do to keep healthy.

Interesting notes on AI in healthcare 24th May 2019

Interesting notes on AI in healthcare

We summarised the current thinking on AI in healthcare, collated from leading sources. Read this to find out what the buzz is all about.

Checklist: Patient care after hospital discharge 8th May 2019

Checklist: Patient care after hospital discharge

Being discharged from hospital is a positive event but it can also be a stressful time for you, as well as your friends and family. We’ve collated a list of 8 things to help you plan how you’ll cope when you leave hospital care.

Is Polypropylene Recyclable? 16th April 2019

Is Polypropylene Recyclable?

In short, generally yes, polypropylene is widely recyclable. However, many healthcare providers don't recycle it. Our partner company provides a recycling solution, so we looked into how this service works and have outlined in this article why this is vital for hospitals and other healthcare providers.

Welcome to new team members 2nd April 2019

Welcome to new team members

We’re thrilled to announce the arrival of the two newest members of our team, Chantelle and Monika. Both have joined Interweave in the last few weeks, and we thought we’d take a moment with each of them to help you get to know them.

Interweave achieves Level 3 LSAS 5th March 2019

Interweave achieves Level 3 LSAS

Interweave Textiles has just attained Level 3 Labour Standards Assurance System (LSAS) compliance, an important step for our company. Find out what this means and why it's important.

Weighted Blankets – What Do You Need To Know? 15th February 2019

Weighted Blankets – What Do You Need To Know?

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.

9 Tips to Help You Make the Right Procurement Decisions 15th February 2019

9 Tips to Help You Make the Right Procurement Decisions

Evaluating products and finding the right supplier to support your needs can be tricky. Here we list some tips to guide you through the process.

Do Slipper Socks Help Prevent Falls? 19th December 2018

Do Slipper Socks Help Prevent Falls?

The implementation of adequate footwear for patients and residents is one of the steps being taken in order to prevent falls. A budget friendly solution that is being explored is the use of non-slip slipper socks. The question is, what impact do slipper socks have on the fall prevention rate?

The Team Gets Festive with Christmas Jumpers! 14th December 2018

The Team Gets Festive with Christmas Jumpers!

The Interweave Team get festive for Save the Children's Christmas Jumper Day! Looking silly in Christmas Jumpers and raising money for a great cause!

Hospital Christmas Decorations 3rd December 2018

Hospital Christmas Decorations

We love these medical-themed Christmas decorations! Across the country, hospitals save money by using everyday medical equipment to cheer up patients stuck in hospital over Christmas. Which is your favourite?

Redesigning Logistics – Look Behind The Scenes 21st November 2018

Redesigning Logistics – Look Behind The Scenes

Here at Interweave, we've been rethinking logistics to help us deliver on our values. Take a look at the changes we've made in our warehouse.

The Hidden Dangers of Cubicle Curtains 7th November 2018

The Hidden Dangers of Cubicle Curtains

Cubicle curtains in hospitals are necessary for patient privacy, but a recent news article highlighted the risk of bacteria being spread by people touching the curtains. We examine the real risk of hospital acquired infections and how cubicle curtains play a part in that. Find out more.

Staying Happy and Healthy at Work – Top Tips 10th October 2018

Staying Happy and Healthy at Work – Top Tips

We spend 35% of our total waking hours at work. So it's important to do everything possible to stay happy and healthy at work. Here at Interweave, we’ve been thinking about keeping happy and healthy at work, and it won’t take more than a few small changes.

What will care homes be like in 100 years? 21st September 2018

What will care homes be like in 100 years?

What changes might take place between 2018 and 2118 to make the move go from something often viewed as a last resort, to something welcomed without worry?

What are interfaith gowns? 17th September 2018

What are interfaith gowns?

Interfaith gowns are a type of hospital patient gown, offered by hospitals to female patients who, for religious faith reasons, wish to remain covered up in public. UK hospital patient gown designs by Interweave Healthcare. Find out more

8 top tips for organising a photoshoot 11th September 2018

8 top tips for organising a photoshoot

We share our experiences of organising a photoshoot and give you 8 tips to help you organise a smooth, hassle-free photo shoot yourself. How to choose photography models, picking a photoshoot location and more.

Top 20 healthcare Twitterers 4th September 2018

Top 20 healthcare Twitterers

Healthcare related UK Twitter profiles - we looked for the most informative, engaging thought-leaders and information services.

What will hospitals be like in 50 years 3rd September 2018

What will hospitals be like in 50 years

How will digital technology transform UK hospitals over the next 50 years? We speculate what futuristic hospitals will be like by 2068. Read more.

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