When a company devotes their entire collection to healthcare furniture, hygienic phrasing accompanies the typical design descriptions without the blink of an eye, almost as if speaking with such sensitivity is second nature. That's one of the reasons why Teal's new Salus chair is so appealing. But much better than that, the high back Salus chair was recently awarded a Best of NeoCon 2012 Award for Healthcare Seating Innovation. If that's not enough to wet your palette, read into the details.
A Best of NeoCon 2012 Award Winner, Salus Shines as Healthcare Seating Innovation
Salus. Manufactured by Teal.
Based in the UK, Teal is a company known for their solutions-based approach to classy healthcare furniture that stands the test of time. In this case, the Salus chair is made of "an integral skin Medipur™ PU with a soft, pressure sensitive seat and an outer impermeable surface with anti-microbial finish" which makes it durable, easy to clean, non-porous, and scratch resistant. Made from only five parts, the chair was put together intentionally to avoid infection and provide the best ergonomics for every patient.
The two versions of the chair - the Salus High Back chair and the Salus High Back chair with arms - come with additional accessories, if desired. These include height adjustment glides and/or wheels, a headrest, and even an additional high-risk pressure relief cushion for maximum comfort. Apart from the luxuries afforded to the Salus chair, the elemental infection control component of its design uses no fabric joins or stitching on the seat and seat back of the chair. Additionally, it includes a sacral gap making it easy to both deep clean the chair and lift patients out.
Salus comes in four color options: Blue, Navy, Mint, Mulberry. Thanks to the Medipur™ PU construction, its also flame retardant and is equipped with an antibacterial finish that provides continuous protection against over 50 common bacterial and fungal organisms.
A supple yet extraordinarily strong construction set the Salus high back chair apart from its competition this year at the NeoCon show in Chicago, and from this day on, it seems to set a new standard in terms of infection control and comfortable style for years to come.
About the Manufacturer: Teal is a UK-based healthcare furniture manufacturer that focuses on high quality patient seating, ward furniture and speciality products. Apart from their designs for the NHS and private healthcare areas, Teal is also a major supplier to group homes, independent operators, housing associations, and other FE/HE establishments due to their long-lasting methods of infection controlled design.With their substantial production, design and testing facilities in the UK, Teal is a research–driven company that works to create the best healthcare environments for their clients and their clients' patients each day.