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Addressing mental health

The NHS Mandate for 2014/15 states that "NHS England’s objective is to put mental health on a par with physical health".

Altro advocate designing for all, to create environments that can cater for all service users, staff and visitors: whatever their physical or mental health status, wherever in the building they may be.  Working with you, we will create safe, clean and comforting environments which reduce stress can positively impact on patient outcomes and staff morale.

Safer environments

The Department of Health has identified the vital role that the design of the built environment plays in patient recovery and the maintenance of staff morale. Altro have partnered with NHS hospitals and mental health facilities to design the best possible environments for all. For specialist areas, we provide floors and walls that can be welded to create a seamless surface.  We have products which are anti-pick and anti-ligature and can help create a safer environment for service users and staff.  Easy to clean floors and walls with a smooth, impervious surface can be even jetwashed to keep it hygienic.

For people with dementia, we provide guidance on LRVs and matt, monotone flooring to help reduce confusion.  Altro floors and walls can be used for wayfinding to reduce stress, and create colours and images that can be calming for service users.

Altro can provide best practices and design guidance when selecting products for different environments.

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