Printed Ceiling Solutions
Hospital stays for children striving against cancer in the Bristol area are now more positive and stimulating, thanks to Armstrong Ceiling Solutions and its chosen charity Rays of Sunshine under its Hospital Ward Wishes programme.
The refurbishment of the ocean unit at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, part of the University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, which has two six-bed bays and four single rooms as well as four consulting rooms, and looks after all oncology, haematology and bone marrow transplant children up to 19 years, includes acoustic ceilings printed with sky scenes and shoals of fish to reflect its new name as the Ocean Unit.
As part of Rays of Sunshine’s Hospital Ward Wishes programme, the ceiling systems, totalling almost 300m2, were supplied and installed free of charge by Armstrong and specialist OMEGA sub-contractor H + L ceilings.
The BioGuard ceiling tiles, which are finished with an anti-bacterial coating, feature sky scenes in the recovery bay for older children, a school of fish swimming down a river in the reception/waiting area corridor, and a shoal of fish in a small treatment room.
BioGuard tiles are cleanable and perform to Sound Absorption Class C and Clean Room Classification ISO 5 making them the perfect solution for healthcare environments. They are also 85% light reflecting and 95% humidity resistant and manufactured from 42% recycled content.
The ceilings were installed by a team of three from H + L over two weekends, with the old tiles from the 10-bed ward being sent to Armstrong’s factory in Gateshead for recycling and the company’s streamlined TLS grid, which is up to 20% faster to install, replacing the existing suspension system.