When you are consider new hospital privacy curtains, it is important to find one that will work with your rooms, make people feel better and look great. There are many options available, which can make finding solutions difficult. However, with a little planning and some good choices, you should be able to find the option that will work best for your needs.
Length and Width
You will need to know how long the track will need to be for each room. Remember that some tracks bend to make it easier. If you already have this tracking system installed, only measure the track to see the length of the curtain you will need.
You will also want to measure length and width of the curtain itself. Decide how long you want the curtain to be. Many patients feel more comfortable with longer curtains, because it makes it feel more private and personal. However, make a choice depending on what your requirements are at that hospital.
You will want to visit a few stores or go online to find a few places where you could find perfect hospital curtains. See what they have available and try to picture what it will look like in your hospital rooms. Choose a company that is innovative and has the latest styles, or that will provide you with the fabric or look you need and want.
Make sure to check out different fabrics, textures and colors and choose a few that you like.
Ask the company to send you a few samples. It is customary to ask for three samples, though you can ask for more or fewer if you choose. However, some companies won’t allow more than a specific amount of samples.
Be specific. Tell them you want to see a sample with a particular color or fabric. You may even ask to see a sample of the snap or other holders to ensure it will work with your track. Some companies will send you one whole panel so you can hang it up and really get an eye for it, as well.
Make it a staff-wide decision. Staff members enjoy voting on items that will be used daily, so ask them to vote on which sample they prefer. The curtain that gets the most votes will win the vote. This makes it easier on you and gives the staff something to think about and feel like they were involved.