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Charity event to raise vital funds for local homeless charity 12th March 2024

Charity event to raise vital funds for local homeless charity

A team of three staff from Interweave Healthcare braved the elements to sleep outdoors for one night to raise funds for local charity, Happy Days UK.

Interweave takes part in a fundraising event 22nd February 2024

Interweave takes part in a fundraising event

We are raising funds for the homeless via charity Happy Days. Fundraising event Big Sleepout March 2024. Hypothermia prevention will be key! Find out more

Interweave completes NHS Evergreen Sustainable Supplier Assessment 21st February 2024

Interweave completes NHS Evergreen Sustainable Supplier Assessment

Interweave Healthcare is pleased to have completed the NHS Evergreen Sustainable Supplier Assessment.

Annual customer satisfaction survey 12th February 2024

Annual customer satisfaction survey

Ten randomly-selected direct customers were surveyed again this year and we’re pleased to share our customer satisfaction scores with you.

Sharing our sustainability plans 9th February 2024

Sharing our sustainability plans

if you are interested in sustainability, you can read more about our sustainability plans for the present and future. Read our Carbon Reduction Plans, and learn more about our sustainability commitments.

Are enough new hospitals being built in the UK? 31st January 2024

Are enough new hospitals being built in the UK?

We are looking into the New Hospitals Programme, launched by the Government in 2020. Is it making progress? Learn more.

2023 at Interweave: A review 12th January 2024

2023 at Interweave: A review

2023 has been a fantastic year for Interweave. Look back with us at our highlights and achievements last year.

Popular products bought in 2023 10th January 2024

Popular products bought in 2023

If you are interested in online shopping habits, we have the information you were looking for! Explore our best-selling products, find out what other customers bought, which colours and sizes.

Christmas opening hours 24th November 2023

Christmas opening hours

We wish all of our customers a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Take a look at our opening times over the festive period.

Interweave donates hypothermia blankets to Happy Days charity 20th November 2023

Interweave donates hypothermia blankets to Happy Days charity

We are committed to supporting our community, so we have donated our hypothermia prevention blankets to local charity, Happy Days. A charity dedicated to supporting the homeless.

Interweave takes part in #WearItPink for Breast Cancer awareness month 24th October 2023

Interweave takes part in #WearItPink for Breast Cancer awareness month

The Interweave team took part in the Breast Cancer Now initiative #WEARITPINK. Take a look at what we got up to!

Interweave installs solar panels 21st September 2023

Interweave installs solar panels

We installed solar panels at our warehouse facility. Find out more about the process and benefits...

Fall prevention products 8th September 2023

Fall prevention products

Explore best-selling falls prevention socks this Falls Awareness Month...

We are attending the National Back Exchange conference 2023 30th August 2023

We are attending the National Back Exchange conference 2023

We are excited to attend the National Back Exchange Conference this September. Will you be there? Come and see us at stand 27!

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...

Interweave launches barcoding system 15th August 2023

Interweave launches barcoding system

We implemented a barcoding system in our warehouse this year. Find out how it works...

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.

What is a residential care home? 1st August 2023

What is a residential care home?

Understand the differences between care homes. What is a residential care home and what services does it provide to its residents.

Interweave scrub ranges 28th July 2023

Interweave scrub ranges

Our range of scrubs has grown to include Kara Edit, a premium range of scrubs designed in the UK. Explore our new premium scrubs section.

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.

The impact of NHS staff leaving healthcare 24th March 2023

The impact of NHS staff leaving healthcare

We take a look at the impact mass resignations are having on healthcare. Explore the reasons why healthcare professionals are opting for alternative careers.

CO2 reduction in slipper socks manufacturing process 21st February 2023

CO2 reduction in slipper socks manufacturing process

Our contracted mill have embarked on a mission to reduce CO2 emissions during slipper socks production. Find out how this went.

Behind the scenes of an Interweave photoshoot 7th February 2023

Behind the scenes of an Interweave photoshoot

Come to a photoshoot with us in Leeds. Find out more about behind the scenes of photographing our scrub range.

What do other customers buy? Best selling products in 2022 30th January 2023

What do other customers buy? Best selling products in 2022

Wondering what healthcare textile products other people buy? Find out which size & colour they buy, how much they spend and more.

2023 will be a year of continued growth & expansion 17th January 2023

2023 will be a year of continued growth & expansion

Find out more about the upgrades & launches that dominated 2022 for our company. An exciting annual review, we share some of the changes with you.

Interweave improves website design 4th January 2023

Interweave improves website design

We have re-designed our website to help you shop fuss free. Easily find the products and information you need with our new website.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

Pallet wrapping innovations reduce plastic use 13th February 2020

Pallet wrapping innovations reduce plastic use

Pallet wrapping is important, it ensures that customers receive goods in perfect condition. But we were using too much plastic.

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.

Raising money for Save the Children 16th December 2019

Raising money for Save the Children

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.

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.

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.

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.

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,

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.

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.

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

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