Starting as a manufacturer of made-to-measure commercial blinds, Yewdale has since diversified and become an established supplier of anti-ligature products, hospital curtains and cubicle tracks within the healthcare sector. Yewdale products are regularly specified in NHS hospitals, mental health trusts, GPs and other healthcare environments. We ensure our products comply with NHS guidelines and promote infection control where possible.
We are an approved NHS supplier of disposable curtains used on hospital wards to separate beds, provide privacy to patients and reduce hospital-acquired infection rates. Our disposable curtains are some of the most environmentally friendly on the market, helping NHS trusts reduce their carbon footprint.
Yewdale disposable curtains are 100% recyclable and contain far less plastic than competing curtains due to our patented design. We removed the plastic eyelets from our curtains and replaced them with hook hollows through which the cubicle track’s hooks go. Our innovation helps us save up to 100 grams of plastic per curtain, depending on its size.
To accompany our hospital curtains, we also manufacture one of the world's most highly regarded hospital track systems. We bend our hospital cubicle tracks to the desired shape in our UK factory. Our cubicle tracks comply with NHS regulations and are used in NHS hospitals nationwide.
Our rigid, high-grade aluminium cubicle track has an enclosed flat-top profile which keeps it free from dirt and dust for a maintenance-free and hygienic track. The cubicle track provides hassle-free service to users with smooth operation due to our self-lubricating roller runner hooks.
Our anti-ligature systems save lives by replacing common ligature points with safe alternatives. Mental health trusts, prisons and other high-risk settings around the UK depend on our anti-ligature blinds, en-suite doors, curtain tracks and accessories to prevent self-harm and violence. Most of the YewdaleKestrel® products are held up by load-release magnets. If a downward force is exerted, the magnetic force will be broken, and the product will fall to the floor.
A key benefit of using magnets is that they cannot be jammed or tampered with, and they don’t lose their magnetic strength for hundreds of years, meaning our products last a lifetime. We recently introduced SafeDoor 2, our en-suite door, which is fully waterproof and highly flexible. The magnets are sewn and welded within the door’s hinge, making the system completely tamper-proof. The magnets prevent a ligature from being created, and the shape of the door allows mental health professionals to conduct observational checks.
Examples of healthcare installations
Grosvenor Contracts installed 84 of our R20C crank-operated roller blinds and 16 Yewdale cubicle tracks in a refurbished part of Wexham Park Hospital in Slough. The installation only took 5 days and has set the hospital up with long-lasting products that won’t let them down.
An architect working on an NHS project was tasked with repurposing unused retail space and transforming it into a popup diagnostics clinic called Dorset Health Village. With 16 consulting rooms, the architect specified our cubicle track and disposable curtains to provide privacy to patients and help prevent the spread of infection during the pandemic.
30 Yewdale cubicle tracks, 30 vertical blinds and 5 flyscreens were installed at Worcestershire Royal Hospital. Yewdale blinds are well-suited to hospitals because they are very durable and child safe.
More about Yewdale
We manufacture commercial blinds and healthcare products, operating on a supply-only basis to installers, architects and other industry professionals. Our team are on hand to provide same-day quotes for projects, answer queries, offer installation guidance and technical support, so please get in touch or visit our website using the links below.