Wythenshawe Hospital

Wythenshawe Hospital provides hospital services and community services across South Manchester and beyond. The Starlight Children’s Unit at the hospital provides care for children aged 0-16 needing a hospital stay for medical treatment or surgery. However, the floor at the Starlight Children’s Ward was in need of refurbishment.

It was important that the renovation was quick, clean and caused as little disturbance as possible so as not to interrupt the treatment provided by the hospital. Wythenshawe Hospital is also dedicated to sustainability so required a low emission flooring installation.

With UZIN’s unique product systems, the new safety covering could be installed without having to remove the old floor. Momentum Flooring also worked in stages so areas within the ward could be kept running, whilst keeping any disturbances to a minimum. All the UZIN products used have also awarded an EC 1 plus certification for being totally solvent-free and meet the requirements for occupational health and safety.

With Sigan 1 adhesive tape the new vinyl safety flooring was applied directly onto the existing substrate after it was skimmed with UZIN NC 888 S feather coat and primed with Planus. Remur adhesive tape was also used to install all the vinyl skirting throughout the ward. The new floor was ready for foot traffic immediately which allowed the wards to be used whilst the refurbishment took place. The old floor can be removed quickly and easily, without leaving any residue or adhesive behind.

The Starlight Children’s Unit is child-friendly centre designed specifically to help young patients feel welcome. By utilising a UZIN system the floor was refurbished whilst vital patient care could be sustained. The new floor was also exceptionally well finished with intricate designs and patterns inserted into the floor. This has helped enhance the ward, creating a warm and welcome environment for children and their parents.

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