Nottinghamshire firm manufactures specialist furniture for new £212m hospital

More than 5,000 items of furniture have been manufactured and installed by Mansfield-based Deanestor, the contract furniture specialist, in a £1.4m contract for the new £212m Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary.

Deanestor manufactured more than 300 bespoke bedheads with provision for medical gases, electrics, nurse call system and lighting.

Co-ordinating floor-based fixed furniture was also provided by Deanestor – shelving, cupboards, worktops and cabinets across the hospital campus.

Commenting on the project, William Tonkinson, Managing Director of Deanestor said: “This project went very well from our perspective. We had highly organised logistics for efficient deliveries to site, and our project management team required little intervention from the contractor. We are pleased to be working on our next major healthcare project with Laing O’Rourke.”

Laboratory furniture was manufactured as part of Deanestor’s contract for areas including chromatography, blood transfusion, histopathology and microbiology.