The Birmingham Children’s Hospital provides general and emergency health care services to children across the West Midlands. The hospital is a leading UK specialist paediatric centre, offering expert care to 90,000 children and young people from all across the country each year. Not only does BCH provide all-round specialist care to its patients, but the staff also ensure that loved ones feel supported and cared for. It is a world-renowned, award-winning facility at the forefront of medical innovation and technology. It provides one of the largest child and adolescent mental health services in the UK.
We thoroughly enjoyed being able to aid the enhancement of the surroundings and facilities, for the patients at the hospital. The project at Birmingham Children’s Hospital involved the manufacturing and installation of bespoke laminate furniture for the play-rooms, used by the patients on the individual children’s wards.
The work for this project was carried out in 2015, from April to September. During this period of time, our craftsmen had to work hours that fitted appropriately around the schedule of the hospital, so that the everyday running of the ward was not disrupted. Our flexible working proposal was of great importance to the hospital, and our guarantee to provide the services required during a time frame that worked for them was part of the reason we were able to secure the contract. However a feature of perhaps more significance in this case, was the ability of Summers Joinery to provide high quality furniture that was built to last, using resilient materials that would stand the test of time and the wear and tear of everyday use by children of all ages, from toddlers to teenagers.
Not only did we provide high quality furniture, but we value engineered the project to align with the client’s budget, without compromising on the quality. The project was completed within the expected time frame with no issues along the way, meaning that the client’s needs were met and our continual goal of customer satisfaction was achieved.