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Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust has opened a new rehabilitation unit at Royal Preston Hospital with eleven new mental health rehabilitation beds.
The £2 million investment at the Trust’s Avondale Unit is designed to increase capacity in its mental health services across Lancashire and South Cumbria.
The new unit aims to address the gaps in specialist rehabilitation beds for people with long term mental health issues. In turn, this is expected to alleviate the need for people with mental health issues to be sent out of area due to bed shortages and to reduce the number presenting at hospital A&E departments. The new beds will free up acute inpatient beds.

Working with the Architectural team from Frank Whittle Partnership, Teal developed an affordable solution for the fitted bedroom furniture without compromising on design or robustness. The bespoke Insight Edge wardrobes included a secure TV housing and medicine cabinet, and the coordinating desk and bedside unit ensured there was maximum storage in each room. Like the other bedroom items the Ottoman bed and headboard were supplied in a walnut finish to add warmth and richness to the Interior. Teal also supplied co-ordinating vanity panels to all ensuite rooms.

Following a visit to the Darwen showroom and further meetings with key stakeholders, Teal were delighted to also be selected to supply the loose furniture for the project. Ranges such as the Suki, Corsica and Roku feature throughout, and the careful selection of vinyls by the FWP design team has resulted in a flagship scheme that we are very proud to have been part of.


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DCIK03 - Ikon dining side chair with upholstered seat and back.

Well designed, highly tooled dining or multi-purpose seating range with stacking capability. Made by Teal in the UK.

Insight Edge

CAEG16X-ST - Insight Edge double width wardrobe (1000mm width), full width hanging space, with sloping top.

Insight Edge full visibility range is designed without doors for added safety.

MDF carcase & double skinned vertical panels for extreme strength

Open units for multi-environment use in high secure mental health and challenging environments.


TSRK21 - Roku® moulded tub chair.

An innovative, hexagonal, rotationally moulded chair designed by Ben Grafton, with complete anti-ligature, concealment free design.

Weighted, durable and suitable for multi-environment use, both indoor and outdoor, including high security.


TSSU01 - Suki Tub Chair.

Suki fully upholstered chair with comfortable fixed waterfall seat cushion.

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