The Rainbow Chair and Birmingham Children’s Hospital
Paul Scott, project manager at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, gave us his views on the Rainbow Chair donated by Repose:
If I’m going to be honest, my first reaction when Repose got in touch and kindly offered to donate a chair to us was probably a little bit of apprehension. The mistake I was making was to think that the kind of chair Repose were talking about was similar to the hospital chairs I’d seen in the past, which tended to be big, bulky and a fairly dull blue colour. In other words, they got the job done but did nothing to enhance the surroundings or atmosphere, which is so important in a children’s hospital.
When I saw the Rainbow Chair itself, I realised I couldn’t have been more wrong. Not only was it compact in design and beautiful to look at, but the colour scheme was vibrant and bright and it all added up to nothing less than an absolute work of art. The fact that it’s covered in anti-microbial ShieldPlus fabric is yet another great feature, making it completely washable and easy to clean, so that it helps to keep our staff and patients safe and well.
The overall service from Repose hit the same heights – the chair itself was easy to assemble from just 2 pieces and the staff who delivered it couldn’t have been more helpful and courteous, with a clear passion for and belief in the quality and design of the product. Due to Covid-19, I haven’t had a chance to show the Rainbow Chair off to many members of staff yet, but I can’t wait until I can, because I know they’ll be as delighted as I am.
We’re going to be locating the Rainbow Chair in our brand-new family room, to be used by families when their children are being treated in our Neo Natal Unit, and we’re sure that it will help to make a difficult and stressful time just a little bit easier to deal with. In a word, the chair is perfect, and I’d like to say a huge thank you to Repose.