Hospital Curtains vs. Medical Screens

A manufacturer of medical screens knew their products offered many advantages over conventional rail-hung hospital curtains but they wanted to highlight the benefits to decision-makers in the healthcare sector.

This is one of a series of blog posts we wrote for them, comparing the alternatives in an open debate to help NHS facilities and infection control managers make an informed decision.

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Starting the Debate

There was a time when hospital wards were large, open spaces with no consideration for patient privacy, and then the idea of the cubicle curtain was born.

But with healthcare-acquired infection (HCAI) and pandemics now an ever-present reality, privacy curtains are drawing criticism for their potential to harbour and spread contamination.

To tackle this problem, many hospitals are now converting to hospital privacy screens as these are easier to clean, more versatile, more durable, and offer better infection control than curtains.

Over the coming weeks, we will be publishing a series of informative, objectively written blogs that will compare the features and benefits of hospital curtains versus medical privacy screens.

We hope that this debate will give both product types a fair hearing so that infection control teams, estates managers and health trust directors may be able to make informed decisions that will shape the future of their wards, consulting rooms and other patient care areas.

As the series progresses, we will include links to access all previous blogs in case you missed or would like to re-read them, so please keep watching this space to follow the debate on Hospital Curtains vs Medical Privacy Screens.