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Learn more about how we’re supporting the fight against Covid-19

With the fast-changing COVID-19 situation, we understand what challenging times these are for everyone: for you, your business and your family. As a family business ourselves, our priority is taking care of our colleagues, our customers, partners and suppliers.

We have introduced extra measures across our sites to look after our colleagues and all those who still need to come to our premises in person, including delivery staff: we are promoting social distancing at work; encouraging those who can work from home to do so, including both office and field teams; postponing any non-essential visits and events; implementing more vigorous cleaning regimes; and employing video technology to conduct meetings and customer visits wherever possible.

With this in mind, I wanted to get in touch with you personally to explain what steps we are taking at Altro to continue supporting you with your business.

The Global Altro Leadership Team is meeting daily to consider the latest government guidance in those markets in which we operate. As a global business with local presence, we can respond swiftly to regional customer needs and are structured in such a way that we are able to maintain stock levels and global supplies. I want to reassure you that we are very much open for business as usual and will do everything we can to respond to your individual circumstances.

In the coming days and weeks, we will keep you updated on how we are responding to the evolving situation. You will shortly hear from us about all the different ways you can stay in touch with us, so that we can carry on working together. Should you have any queries whatsoever, please do not hesitate to get in touch with your regular, local Altro contact.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you, your family and colleagues good health and assure you that we are doing everything we can to maintain the excellent level of customer service that you have come to expect from Altro.

With kind regards

Richard Kahn
CEO Floors and Managing Director, Altro Group

Breast Unit at Salisbury District Hospital

Collaborative approach transforms patient experience

Altro Wood, Altro Whiterock Digiclad

“The new unit will be a place to breathe when patients feel anxious. For staff, it will be a light, airy environment to work in with fewer interruptions, unlike our old rooms that were at the centre of a busy corridor.”

Sonnya Dabill, Salisbury District Hospital

Issue

Patients had to visit different departments for tests, diagnosis, treatment and counselling for breast cancer. Salisbury District Hospital wanted to create a non-clinical unit that would allow same day diagnosis, with all these services provided in one space, reducing the need for patients to visit other departments of the hospital.

Approach

A truly collaborative approach saw designers, staff and suppliers work with patients and their loved ones to map every step of a process that is one of the most difficult anyone can face. The unit combines the latest ideas in biophilic design with the smartest products and solutions, delivered with impeccable attention to detail. The focus was to create a space that barely feels clinical at all – furniture layout is reminiscent of a hotel or spa lounge, providing privacy in a relaxed way.

Solution

Biophilic design - the strategy of implementing nature into the environment – comes to life within the Breast Unit at Salisbury, as nature provides the inspiration for themed rooms: coast, river, forest, field, garden, park.

Altro Wood flooring was used throughout the space to create a sense of calm.

Photography is used throughout the unit, with floor to ceiling images on Altro Whiterock Digiclad used to transform spaces. The photographs were commissioned as part of the project and show local woodland, rivers or countryside, real and local to those using the spaces.

“For me, the most exciting and memorable part of the project happens through co-designing, by having the opportunity to give patients and staff a meaningful and real role in designing spaces.”

Penny Calvert, ARtCare team, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust

Create the right impression with a bespoke design on your wall with Altro Whiterock Digiclad. It is created by reproducing a photographic image or vector art onto Altro Whiterock wall cladding, with consistent, photographic quality. Hard-coat technology provides scratchresistant properties for added surface protection, making Altro Whiterock Digiclad ideal for areas where durability is important.

Altro Wood flooring is an attractive 2mm general purpose floor designed to cope with medium to heavy traffic. It is a perfect partner for a variety of wall shades and finishes, from Altro Whiterock wall sheets to metal and glass, making design simpler.

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