On-The-Right-Track Hookless Patient Cubicle Curtains

June 13, 2023 | Slips and Trips

Innovation Idea Details


Innovation Idea:
On-The-Right-Track Hookless Patient Cubicle Curtains is a safer and more infection control solution to patient privacy curtains when compared to the traditional option.

A ladder is no longer required to change out curtains, the system allows seemless curtain removal for washing in just 1-2 min vs the historic 15-30 min 2 person job; As a result, fewer injuries and better compliance with infection control protocol.

What workplace hazard does this idea address?
Slips and Trips

If other, please specify:
Overexertion,Slips and trips,infection control,ease of use,convenience

How does your idea improve workplace health and safety?
Reduced time and skill required
reduced ladder injury and workers’ compensation claims and reduce hospital acquired infections (hai’s).
Install or replace cubicle curtains in less than a minute!
The regular exchange of cubicle curtains facilitated by easy removal/installation puts infection control in your control!

How did you implement this idea?

What has been the impact on workplace health and safety?
Greater efficiency and lowered costs
It takes 10-20 min. to remove and replace a traditional cubicle curtain, whereas a hookless curtain can be exchanged in 1-2 min., saving hundreds of labour-hours per year

Patient satisfaction
Traditional room curtains make an unsettling, ratchety noise when drawn, whereas the hookless system boasts an ultra-quiet operation

Improved staff safety
No ladders are necessary when exchanging hookless curtains (Ladder injuries can be costly)

Cleaner patient rooms
Quicker and easier installation allows for the regular cleaning of cubicle curtains

Cost & Resources

What was the initial set up cost?

What are the on-going costs?

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