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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.

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!

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...

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Caring for someone with coronavirus 31st March 2020

Caring for someone with coronavirus

Find out how to care for someone with coronavirus infection, including checking the symptoms, laundering bedding & disinfecting to protect others from the virus.

Interweave flexibility assists with coronavirus emergency 31st January 2020

Interweave flexibility assists with coronavirus emergency

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.

In hospital for Christmas 17th December 2019

In hospital for Christmas

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.

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?

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.

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.

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 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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