Prince Philip Hospital, Llanelli
Polyflor’s Forest fx PUR collection of wood effect Sheet vinyl floorcoverings featured extensively in Hywel Dda Health Board’s new Mynydd Mawr Rehabilitation Unit at Prince Philip Hospital, Llanelli. The single storey extension marks an investment of £870,000 by the Health Board and opened in October 2013. Installed by Swansea based Artisan Flooring, over 500m² of Polyflor products were used in the project including Forest fx PUR to bedroom and circulation areas, Polysafe Hydro to en-suite bathrooms and Polysafe Modena PUR and Vogue Ultra PUR to utility rooms.
Elderly patients on the Rehabilitation Unit are cared for by a multidisciplinary team who work closely together to enable them to regain the best possible level of health and independence, resulting in them being safely discharged to the most appropriate environment. It is therefore essential that the new specialised care unit provides a safe and pleasant environment that promotes wellbeing. Julian Wheeler-Jones, Capital Projects Manager at the Trust commented ‘the appearance of the floor has a significant effect on the feel of the environment and the usability of the area. With Forest fx we have a product that is durable, homely and highly suitable for our specialist facility’.
Polyflor’s Forest fx PUR was selected for the core living areas of the development after much consideration and analysis using the King’s Fund Environmental Assessment Tool. The assessment tool was developed in collaboration with NHS Trusts and is funded by the Department of Health to support the implementation of the National Dementia Strategy. The Forest fx PUR collection of contemporary and creative timber designs are ideal for use in healthcare installations, developed and presented in a practical, resilient and hygienic product construction.
To further enhance the floorcovering, Forest fx features Polyflor’s renowned high quality, cross-linked polyurethane reinforcement (PUR) providing a low cost, polish-free maintenance regime for the lifetime of the product. UK manufactured and 100% recyclable via the Recofloor scheme, Forest fx PUR achieves an individually certified BRE A+ Rating in major use areas such as healthcare, based on a life cycle analysis approach over a building life of 60 years.