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Art in healthcare matters!

Stockholm South General Hospital has designed a neonatal ward with art as an important part of the design. Silentia’s folding screens are an integral part of the project, which was done in close collaboration with Swedish artist, Elisabeth Henriksson. For two years, Henriksson developed the art for the privacy screens and talked with the staff to understand the feel and atmosphere of the neonatal ward.

Art supports everything we do

“It is important for us that art can function in a hygienic setting as well,” says Marina Adler-Runow, head of the neonatal unit. “Therefore, the solution with art printed on Silentia’s hygienic folding screens is really perfect. The beautiful colors bring warmth and calm to the rooms and, as we told the artist, we work with providing a safe and comforting environment. We meet parents, who are afraid and worried about their children. They are often here for several weeks, so it is important that the imagery help create a calm and safe atmosphere. In this way, the art will complement the staff and everything we do,” says Marina Adler-Runow.

Nature’s plants as a symbol of nurturing

Artist Elisabeth Henriksson was commissioned to create the artistic design for the neonatal ward. She developed the imagery based on a discussion with the staff about the emotional state in the ward. “My idea was to show that medicinal plants and herbs are symbols of caring and nurturing. I drew plants, painted round shapes, and then processed the drawings digitally.”

Transparent Daylight folding screens provide privacy while allowing the daylight to flow into the room.

High-quality art to match the quality of care

Elisabeth Henriksson is very pleased with the result and the quality of the art printed on Silentia’s transparent Daylight folding screens, which provide privacy while still allowing the daylight to flow into the room. “The printed colors turned out on the screens exactly as I wanted them to, and the transparency of the screens captures the light beautifully. I have worked on illustrating feelings in the drawings, to make them ‘alive’ and unique. As if nature becomes an image of us humans.”

Look up!

As an extra, surprising detail, the artist has placed colored light boxes in the ceiling so that parents can sit in comfortable chairs and look up at the ceiling where the light has the same colors as the screens.

The importance of art in healthcare environments

Project manager, Susanne Andersson Kopp, at the cultural administration in Region Stockholm, leads these projects with organizations, staff, artists, architects, and construction management throughout the process. “The whole art project has been absolutely fantastic. Together we have created a calm environment both architecturally, artistically, and in terms of materials and the collaboration with Silentia has also worked well.”

“Art clearly has an impact on our physical and mental health, and helps to break the institutionalization of healthcare,” says Susanne Andersson Kopp.

The art project is a collaboration between the neonatal department, the cultural administration, and Region Stockholm. Whenever the Stockholm Region has new building projects, the rule is that up to two percent of the costs must be used for artistic design. This is called “the percentage rule.” Region Stockholm has one of the country’s largest collections of public art.

Stockholm South General Hospital, Södersjukhuset, is an acute care hospital in an urban setting, and one of the largest hospitals in Stockholm, Sweden.

Read more on how arts improve health and well-being:
CultureForHealth Report »

What is the evidence on the role of the arts in improving health and well-being? A scoping review
WHO (2019)

The perfect solution for bringing light and better oversight to the recovery room

“Our new recovery area with folding screens from Silentia works well for both patients and staff. It is easy to clean the screens with wet wipes, between patients, to ensure high hygiene,” says Monica Everdam, nurse and head of the recovery ward at Aleris Hospital, in Ringsted, Denmark.

Folding screens are a great solution – even in small spaces

The staff had the recovery room project improvements in mind for quite a long time because updating the layout was important for daily workflows and functionality. “One of the challenges was creating separation between the eight beds in the recovery room. It was only when one of our nurses met Silentia at an exhibition that we found the perfect solution with Silentia’s folding screens,” says Monica Everdam.

The screens are 4’9″ in height and 5’9″ long, which makes them tall enough for patients to sit up in the bed without being disturbed by people passing by and still gives the staff clear visibility of all patients in the recovery room. “The screens are easy to fold in when not in use and don’t take up space in the room, which makes the screens useful also in small rooms.”

Images of nature and vibrant colors

The walls in the recovery room are white, so our team suggested the idea of having images on the screens. The staff chose various images of water and beautiful scenes of nature as a theme.

The screens are designed with white panels on one side and image panels on the other side. The white screens are slightly translucent and allow the daylight to shine through the room, which makes the environment more pleasant and still provides complete privacy. The ward also chose a mobile bed end screen as a supplement for extra privacy at a patient’s bed end when needed.

Adjacent to the new recovery department, Aleris Ringsted has also set up a department for mammography screening and a gynecology consultation room equipped with a Silentia screen system.

A seamless process

“Jonas from Silentia has been good at following up, and it has been a pleasure to do business with him. An additional advantage is that the overall solution is so flexible that we can easily move the screens around into other areas when necessary,” adds Monica Everdam.

Aleris Ringsted has three high-tech operating rooms, 45 consultation rooms, and direct access to X-rays, MRI scans, and ultrasound scans.

With seven private hospitals nationwide, Aleris Hospitals is the largest supplier of private healthcare in Denmark and part of the Aleris Group, which is one of Scandinavia’s leading private healthcare companies. Aleris provides healthcare and diagnostic services in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark. Aleris has approximately 4,500 employees across more than 100 locations.

Building a long-term partnership with Geisinger Medical Center

In 2014, Silentia embarked on a project with the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Geisinger Medical Center, in Danville, Pennsylvania, a top-ranked hospital in the nation and around the world. This initiative launched Silentia’s presence in the US and our longest standing hospital partnership to date.

Better protection for vulnerable patients

Geisinger’s NICU nursing team saw an opportunity to make a revolutionary improvement to patient and family care by replacing the privacy curtains and cloth screens in their department. They wanted a cleaner and safer privacy solution that would better protect some of the most vulnerable patients in the hospital. They soon discovered the Silentia Screen System and connected with our team to find out more about our screens and test them in the NICU.

“The field of daisies is my favorite. It can be dark and gloomy outside, but you can feel like you are sitting in a field of daisies.”

At the time, Silentia did not yet have local representation in the US so a team from Sweden came to the US to establish the relationship with Geisinger. Within a year, Silentia hired a US representative to deepen the relationship and provide ongoing customer care. Our team worked with Geisinger’s nurse manager, Jill G. Scheller, Inpatient Operations Manager, and Darlene Mensinger, Nursing Professional Development Generalist, to oversee the NICU project and later become major advocates of Silentia privacy screens.

Recalling how the relationship began, Mensinger said, “When our previous nurse manager inquired about the screens, Silentia let us keep them to decide if we wanted to purchase any. The nurses, including myself, just loved them.”

From the beginning, it was evident that not only were the screens easy to clean and use, but they could also provide a privacy option that could adapt to changing needs. As Mensinger described, “We have an open unit, no privacy, and the parents love the screens. They can wrap them around their bedside in a circle to get the retreat they want and require. They are very functional in various situations.”

Growing with the department

As time went on and the unit grew, Mensinger and her team were instrumental in transforming the look of the NICU department. They purchased Silentia PhotoPanels screens—privacy screens that feature large, picturesque imagery—which help improve the patient environment and experience by stimulating engagement and positivity within patients.

The NICU team found an opportunity to fund the project through a grant from the Children’s Miracle Network. This meant they would be able to bring in this innovative new solution to greatly impact delivery of care with little impact on the budget. They have continued to fund many of her unit’s screen purchases through this same program over the years.

“We have an open unit, no privacy, and the parents love the screens. They can wrap them around their bedside in a circle to get the retreat they want and require.”

Quality service critical to patient care

Just as important as providing a privacy solution is the ongoing customer service to support the solution. Our local account representative continues to support Geisinger in many ways, including regular check-ins, partnership reviews, and screen repairs and replacements.

Mensinger expressed her appreciation for the ongoing care they receive. “I have been involved in trialing the screens since the beginning. The customer service is outstanding!!! I love to see Carole’s smiling face. She is always very prompt and pleasant to work with when we have any questions or need any repairs,” says Mensinger. “Several years ago, we decided to do some minor renovation and purchase more screens. Carole came numerous times assisting us with measuring, placement, various options and installation.”

Geisinger continues to utilize the privacy screens they began using many years ago, proof of the long-term value of the Silentia Screen System. This showcases the quality of materials and production of our screens and shows that excellence must be reinforced by good customer service.

Since our relationship with Geisinger Medical Center began, Silentia screens have also been purchased for Labor and Delivery, Trauma ICU, and outpatient PT departments, and the Geisinger Wyoming Valley Henry Cancer Center. They use full color screens as well as screens with added design features, including PhotoPanels, hospital logos, and wayfinding signage.

Learn more about a partnership with Silentia and our promise to be with you all the way. Contact us for more information or to get a quote for privacy screens in your department.

Images come before words. For people with dementia, PhotoPanels™ are a positive tool

People with dementia often have difficulty expressing themselves with words. This is why the visual aspect is key. Images come before words and are processed faster in the brain than other sensory input.

PhotoPanels™ can be used specifically to create peace of mind and a positive distraction for people with dementia.

Nursing home uses sensory chair and PhotoPanels to give a man with dementia peace and shield from the activities in the common area.

PhotoPanels are easy to use

Care home staff can use PhotoPanels™ to help residents with dementia:

“The screens have been purchased specifically to create small, flexible areas, to divide a room in two or to shorten the length of a corridor. If any residents feel overwhelmed by the distractions that come with dining together, we can easily bring out a screen and create an area of peace around them. The screens are easy to use and are beautiful to look at. We are very happy to have them,” says Charlotte Winsløw Ashi, ward nurse at Ege­bjerg Care Home dementia unit in Denmark.

PhotoPanels in sensory laboratory.

Positive distraction

People with dementia have difficulty per­ceiving space and their surroundings. For instance, if they see a door, they may instinctively think of going through it. Egebjerg Care Home uses PhotoPanels™ to disguise exits, so residents are distracted from leaving the floor.

“The exciting thing about the screens is that they can support us professionally and be used for many different situations every day”
Charlotte Winsløw Ashi, ward nurse.

Garden fence and sunflowers signal a boundary and distract people with dementia from using the exit.

Calming and reassuring

Sounds, noises and many impressions can make people with dementia feel insecure. But a peaceful, visual image can tone down the many distractions. Normally images are typically placed in halls, corridors and other common areas, however PhotoPanels™ brings the pictures close to people so it is easy to see and enjoy.

“We know that views or images of nature alleviate anxiety and pain. The folding screens from Silentia allow us to shield residents and use the images to create peace and relaxation. If we calm the brain, we can prevent stress hormones,” says Birgitte Tjørnelund, teaching in dementia and neuro­pedagogy, Southern Social and Health Care College in Denmark. The college’s two sensory rooms for educational use are equipped with sensory lights, sound and PhotoPanels™ from Silentia.

Everyday motifs stimulate the memory and evoke memories.

Use a picture to connect and engage

Pictures that create calm and peace of mind. For the well-being of people with dementia.

Where and how to use PhotoPanels:

Protecting: For immediate screening, if a resident needs to be shielded against too many impulses and sensations from surroundings. To act as a shield in front of a door or elevator, so a resident with dementia will be distracted from using the exit.

Relaxing: For variety, so that people with dementia get both stimulation in common areas and peace of mind in small groups or alone.

Remembering: To help stimulate memories and open up for a conversation.

Natural motifs with depth and perspective create a sense of calm.

Durable and hygienic

PhotoPanels™ have hygienic surfaces that can cope with the cleaning agents used in care environments. The Daylight screen brings life and depth to the image when daylight shines through.

Screens with motifs make a huge difference for children and staff

“These screens with our own design make a huge difference. They provide a calm atmosphere in the rooms, and children of all ages can explore the motifs. They become a part of the process of helping patients to handle the procedures they need to master during their stay,” explains Katinka Fomsgaard Kjaer, a ward nurse on the H3 day unit at H.C. Andersen Children’s Hospital in Denmark.

“It’s a big advantage that we already have experience with folding screens so our service assistants know the screens and immediately included them in their cleaning routines,” she adds.

Calm and comfortable children

The staff work actively with colours, motifs and stories to make children who have been admitted calm and comfortable. The design is inspired by famous Danish author Hans Christian Andersen’s paper art cuttings, and the design goes across the ambulatory unit, examination rooms and corridors in the bed units and treatment rooms.

The motifs bring all the interior together, so the H.C. Andersen Children’s Hospital appears as one single department.

Patients have privacy, staff have an overview

The three bed units are each furnished with two wall mounted folding screens and two mobile bed end screens printed with the department’s motifs in bright colours. The solution makes it easy to create a “room within a room”, and the screens can be folded and unfolded as needed. The height and length of the screens have been chosen carefully, so the patients have peace and quiet and the staff always have an overview of the patients.

It was very important for the staff to get all three bed unit rooms divided into 4 nice areas with privacy. Curtains used to hang from floor to ceiling, which was unhygienic, impractical and closed in the patients.

Daylight brings the colours in the semi-transparent screens to life.

The design is essential

The design range is developed over 10 years, and when major changes are made to the interior, Susanne Bjerre, director at 10:30, a visual communication company, is brought in to advise.

“I went on a quest for the optimal solution in relation to hygiene, screening and the integration of our design theme. I found Silentia, who could meet all our criteria. They have so much experience in this field that it’s possible to implement your own design,” says Susanne Bjerre.

Silentia combines patient screening with the visual decor. “We are happy to handle the task of the logistics, idea sketches, advice, installation and training staff how to use the screens. And the motif printing meets all the requirements for durability, hygiene and flexibility,” says Henrik Fribo-Søndergaard, Director at Silentia in Denmark.

Simple process

“The process was simple. I was given a template for the screen format and submitted design files to Silentia. And I must say, that the finished result looks fantastic. The colours are reproduced accurately, and the daylight through the semi-transparent screens really brings the motif to life,” says Susanne Bjerre.


Art and pictures have a stress-reducing effect by allowing patients to think about something other than their condition.

Folding screens with art or photos helps the child to focus on something new and positive. The child starts using its fantasy and imagination. Changing focus to something new and positive.

Silentia specialises in hygienic folding screens and has developed a techno­logy to print motifs on the screens to create great solutions that fully live up to the hospital’s high standards of durability, hygiene and flexibility. Silentia offers advice on selecting the screen type and motif.

StoryPanels is a natural choice for us, as we focus on family-oriented care

StoryPanels is a very useful tool for hospital staff to help children to think about something other than pain by focusing on fantasy and positive thoughts.

Herlev Hospital has one of Denmark’s largest paediatric units. The unit has StoryPanels mobile folding screens installed in each of its eight two-bed wards, as well as one mobile bed end screen in the emergency room.

“Children shouldn’t have to feel pain. For this reason, we focus a lot on pain management, partly through medication and, to a large extent, through fantasy games and positive distraction. This makes it a natural choice for us to have StoryPanels installed in the unit. They provide both privacy and distraction – and are easy to keep close at hand,” says Annemarie Tang, charge nurse of ward 2 in Herlev Hospital’s paediatric unit.

StoryPanels mobile folding screen for dividing the two-bed wards.

Family-oriented care

Herlev Hospital’s paediatric unit is located on the 20th floor and has colourful, child-friendly surroundings. The unit treats children and young people who are acutely ill or have had surgery.

“StoryPanels can be used to create privacy, to provide a positive distraction, for instance when medication is administered, or as a topic for comforting conversation”
Annemarie Tang, charge nurse, paediatric unit, Herlev Hospital.

“Using StoryPanels is a natural choice for us, since we focus on family-oriented care on several levels. The StoryPanels can be used to create privacy, to provide a positive distraction, for instance when medication is administered, or as a topic for comforting conversation. If a child needs to undergo a demanding examination or procedure, the staff always work in pairs. One distracts the child while the other carries out the procedure,” explains Annemarie Tang.

Staff and parents use the screens

The screens are mobile instead of fixed to the walls. This is a deliberate choice. Staff can move the screens to wherever they are needed, and parents can use them to give the child peace and privacy.

“We want to incorporate StoryPanels into our skills programme regarding children and pain management, and we encourage parents to talk to the children about the pictures on the screens. Parents are our greatest resource. Their experience of the child’s reaction to pain is valuable to us. I am also certain that our excellent hospital clowns can use the StoryPanels to help entertain the children.”

The medical equipment in an emergency room can be overwhelming for children in hospital. StoryPanels quickly and efficiently screen the equipment out of sight.

Screen in a paediatric unit must be stable

The unit previously had textile patient curtains installed on the ceiling, but they were removed for hygiene reasons and replaced with screens with textile or plastic.

“But those mobile screens were heavy and unstable. A paediatric unit must have stable screens that do not risk falling on top of the children. StoryPanels is stable and easy to use in our daily work. And they’re also hygienic,” Annemarie Tang points out.

The paediatric unit at Herlev Hospital treats children aged 0–18. Herlev Hospital is one of the Capital Region of Denmark’s four hospitals, which serve 425,000 people in 9 municipalities.

Design that stimulates imagination

Silentia’s StoryPanels help caregivers to make children feel more comfortable by creating a positive distraction by changing focus to something playful. The colours, shapes and funny figures all have a purpose to give a positive psychological effect, a calm feeling and to stimulate the imagination.

Positive distraction

Positive distraction can reduce children’s pain. Distraction means helping the child think about something fun or exciting and change focus to something new and positive.

The design, the multitude of options and the hygiene aspect were what clinched it

In the new accident and emergency unit at Männedorf Hospital – boasting the very latest in medical and building services engineering – all curtains have been replaced by Silentia screens, both on health grounds and due to their superior quality.

At Männedorf Hospital, Silentia folding screens ensure good hygiene and help patients feel at home. The personal touch they provide is important – particularly for younger patients.

“We are very pleased that we opted for this system. The open design, the many options it affords and the hygiene aspect were what clinched it. We were also able to try out the system beforehand here on site,” says Peter Burkard, Head of Accident and Emergency Treatment at Männedorf Hospital on the shores of Lake Zürich.

The unit has two screens with Babar the Elephant, tailor-made by Silentia. It helps create a childfriendly ambiance.

Optimum utilisation of space

Lean management has been introduced throughout the hospital to ensure efficient design of all processes, the latter being defined very much in terms of patient needs and quality of care. To implement this concept, the entire treatment wing was rebuilt from scratch. The accident and emergency unit was opened in July 2015.

“Our aim was optimum utilisation of space. For rooms with two beds and for the fast-track area, we were looking for a particularly flexible hygienic solution that would be easy to clean. We took this decision together with the intensive care unit, the site management and our hygiene expert.

The fast-track area has folding screens in a combination of white and Daylight. Laminated children’s drawings are attached to them, much to the appreciation of the younger patients.

High expectations met

Silentia screens have met everyone’s high expectations. The accident and emergency unit has had the Silentia screens in place for a year, and the experience has been uniformly good. For Peter Burkhard, they have four major benefits:

Optimum hygiene

Cleaning of the screens is quick and easy. This benefit in terms of hygiene is in fact of particular significance for Männedorf Hospital, as the screens can be disinfected as and when needed at any time.


Flexibility is an obvious benefit, as the screens can also be positioned across corners. This is particularly welcome when greater capacity is needed. If a patient has to wait in the corridor on a trolley they are afforded some privacy. In addition, two small areas can be quickly turned into one big one, or vice-versa, at any time.

More space when time is of the essence

If the screen is not in use, it is folded up and takes up little space. Another important feature is that the screens can be very quickly pushed to one side in an emergency, if more room is needed around the beds.

Patient privacy

The folding screens are also used for rooms with single beds, allowing the door to stay open so that the patient can be monitored, at the same time as ensuring the patient gets the privacy they need. Staff can also see the medical equipment and hear if the patient needs help.

Important too is the fact that the folding screens are translucent, as there is no daylight at all in some areas.

Excellent advice from Silentia/Med-Innova

“We received excellent expert advice and service from the planning and design phase through to installation. Med-Innova has, with their many years of experience, helped us find the best possible solution for our needs, keeping us on the right track in terms of technical feasibility, copyright and practicalities,” says Peter Burkard.

Babar illustrations keeps children calm

The material and creative potential also played a decisive role. For the treatment of children, the unit thus has two screens with illustrations of Babar the Elephant, tailor-made by Silentia. Although this is not a specialised paediatric clinic, it is a priority for the unit that children should feel at home.

“The bed end screens with the Babar motifs help us very quickly create a child-friendly ambiance in all areas, making it easier to engage in conversation with the child so as to take their mind off any pain and anxiety they are feeling and keep them calm.”

Silentia has printed images and motifs on the screens. The two different motifs of Babar the Elephant were the choice of two female doctors. Ms Hagnauer of Con color Farbkonzept assisted with the copyright and ensuring the correct resolution.

When a hospital doesn’t look like a hospital, patients feel more at ease

The newly opened BB Sophia maternity clinic is furnished in a tasteful and welcoming style that makes it feel quite different than the average hospital. In the neonatal unit, which treats acutely ill newborns and premature babies, Silentia’s Screen System have been transformed into works of art.

Siri Lilliesköld, a paediatric and developmental nurse in the neonatal unit, stresses the importance of a harmonious environment for patients. “Silentia’s screens with art work are used in the monitoring ward where we look after the sickest and most vulnerable babies. Their parents are going through emotional crises and spend long periods in this ward alongside their children. Our aim was that parents should feel this is a ward that is restful to spend time in. We want to avoid creating an institutional atmosphere despite the circumstances and the essential medical equipment. Basically it’s about creating a space that encourages involvement and closeness to the child,” explains Siri Lilliesköld.

Very positive reactions

“We have had very positive reactions to the art-themed Silentia screens. They are intended to create a calm, reassuring and harmonious atmosphere for the parents as well as the children.” Siri, who was involved in the interior design process along with the architects, 3dO arkitekter adds “The Silentia screens are hygienic and easy to use. They make it easy to create rooms within the ward in many different ways, and maintain the airy feeling of the ward.”


BB Sophia is a new maternity clinic in Stockholm. BB Sophia opened on 3 March 2014 and is intended to meet demand for more maternity places in Stockholm. The clinic has the capacity to look after 4,000 babies each year. The building is located in the Sophiahemmet district, and is administered by Praktikertjänst. Praktikertjänst is the largest private enterprise dental care and healthcare provider in Sweden and was established over 50 years ago.

Individual care environment is important

“We know from studies that people recover faster in care environments that are colourful, individual and pleasant to stay in,” says Annika Jorge, an interior designer with 3dO. They were responsible for choosing colours, textiles, flooring and all other non-medical loose fittings. 3dO emphasises the importance of thinking imaginatively and enhancing products, rather than simply using standard solutions. “Silentia has a reputation for flexible solutions in different sizes and colours. So we asked if they could supply the screens with artistic designs and paint the frames in a different color. It was not possible to change the frames, but Silentia was happy to produce the panels using our own designs,” says Annika Jorge.

Silentia were great to work with

3dO chose Silentia’s Daylight screens because they allow light to flood in and the customized print was created by Nadja Svensson, an architect and artist at 3dO. “Often there are limitations due to hygiene requirements, but Silentia were really good to work with. They grasped our idea of thinking freely and using non-standard solutions and they gave us trial samples to evaluate. Silentia is great at responding to customers’ needs and work quickly. We feel that the finished results live up to our expectations,” says Annika Jorge.

Silentia Screen System, new colours and laminates

Silentia folding screen with Print Collection laminate.

Imagination on screen

For more than 20 years Silentia has been producing and refining its range of hygienic and easy-to-use patient screens for healthcare. Production and development are based in Sweden and the company’s screens are supplied from the factory to many parts of the world.

Silentia’s screen system offers a wide range of choices for different applications. Screens are available in a variety of lengths and heights, and with many different mounting options. There are also numerous options regarding the appearance and finish. In addition to a choice of 10 standard colours, Silentia now also offers its Print Collection of printed motifs on a white background. The Print Collection motifs have been chosen to inspire the imagination of children and give them something enjoyable to think about, to make their stay in hospital more enjoyable. Another recent addition is Daylight, which has a matt/frosted appearance and lets daylight through without compromising patient privacy. The Daylight panels are impact-resistant and can be washed down with water. Standard colours are available in single-colour laminate (White, Forest, Ocean, Savannah and Tropical), wood pattern (Birch and Walnut) and other patterns (Papyrus, Lime and Mandarin).

Silentia folding screen range of laminates and colours.

Let daylight flood in with Daylight, frosted plastic brings elegant new solutions

Let daylight flood in with Silentia Daylight Top folding screens.

Silentia’s folding screens have been on the market since 1989 and are supplied in two standard heights and many different lengths and colours. The product range is continuously being extended and now forms a complete system that is used all over the world.

Complete privacy

Silentia’s folding screens and fixed screens are now also available in a frosted version that we call Daylight. Daylight lets in more light than the standard coloured panels, while still giving complete privacy. The Daylight range includes screens with frosted panels and screens with combinations of frosted and coloured panels.

Silentia Daylight Top folding screen, an elegant combination of coloured and frosted panels.

Daylight Top and Daylight Duo

Daylight Top means that the top section of the screen is frosted, while the rest is colou­red, so the screen appears lower. A Daylight Duo folding screen has frosted sections in pairs, while a Daylight Duo fixed screen has only the outermost or innermost half of the screen in a frosted finish. In the case of Daylight Top Duo, the top section is frosted along half the length of the screen, while the rest is coloured.

Silentia folding screen entirely in Daylight frosted plastic.

Daylight for folding screens and fixed screens

Folding screens with only frosted panels are available in several lengths up to 2.75 m. Daylight Top and Daylight Duo are offered in lengths of up to 3.75 m. Fixed screens are available in two lengths: 1.3 m and 2.4 m. The shorter screen is available with all frosted panels and as Daylight Top, with just the top section frosted. The longer screen is also available as Daylight Duo and Daylight Top Duo.

Fixed screens for patient wards

The new fixed Silentia screen is designed for easy combination with folding screens

Fixed screens are now available for use on patient wards where there is a need for permanent screening.

Silentia has been supplying folding screens to the health sector since the start of 1989, and its products can now be found all over the world. Production and development of new products are based in Sweden. The ambition behind the development process has always been to create products that are easy to use, easy to install, easy to clean and can easily be combined with each other. Now a range of fixed screens has been added to the system.

Fixed screens can be used wherever there is a need for more permanent screening. They are mounted between a wall and a floor pole, or between two floor poles if they need to be installed away from a wall.

Fixed screens can be used alone, in combination with other fixed screens, or with folding screens. This makes it possible to create a room within a room, such as a changing area. The fixed screens are available in heights of 1.45 and 1.85 m, and in lengths of 1.3 and 2.4 m. Screens of different heights and colours can be combined if desired.

In conjunction with the introduction of fixed screens, the design of the floor poles that were previously supplied with folding screens has also been modified. The new pole is made from aluminium, and the foot of the pole has a hard plastic cover that is easy to keep clean. The pole is available with mounting points for up to four screens and is secured to the floor with screws.

The foot of the new pole is covered with a rigid plastic cap that is easy to keep clean. • Up to four screens can easily be attached and detached from the new pole using the EasyClick system.

Extension screen

Another new product is an extension screen for use with folding screens. This has two main applications. Where space is tight it can be difficult to find space for both a bedside table and a folded wall-mounted screen. An extension screen can be used here to move the folding screen a short distance from the wall even when it is folded. The extension screen can also be used to make a screen that is longer than 3.75 m, which is the longest folding screen.

An extension screen frees up more space for a bedside table.

An extension screen also allows you to create screens that are longer than 3.75 m.

New wheels for folding mobile screens

Trolley, and trolley fitted with folding screen.

Silentia’s folding screens now have redesigned wheels that are smaller, have no legs to trip over, and have a cover that makes the wheel unit easy to clean.

Folding screen on trolley

Silentia’s folding screens have been on the market since 1989 and have been continuously developed to the point where they now offer a complete system for use in hospitals and clinics around the world. Silentia’s folding screens are available in two standard heights and in many different lengths and colours. Normally the folding screen is mounted on a wall, but Silentia has also developed a trolley that enables screens to be used freestanding wherever desired. When mounted on a trolley they are easy to move wherever a screen is required. The trolleys are made with a spine section in the same colour as the screens, and can be used to create screens up to 3.25 m in length.

When the trolley is moved, the screen is held closed by an elastic tie.

New wheel unit

The wheel unit on the trolley was completely redesigned and remodelled in autumn 2010, when an ingenious, patented solution for repositioning the weights made it possible to reduce the size of the wheel unit. This is important, as equipment that stands on the floor has to take up a minimum of space. The redesigned wheel unit also made it possible to eliminate legs that can easily cause a trip hazard. A cover over the wheel unit creates a streamlined design that is easy to keep clean.

Two alternative models of mobile end screen. The width of the extended screen is 1.5 m or 2.0 m.

Mobile end screen

End screens are mobile screens that provide effective screening for the ends of beds, doorways or changing areas.

Originally only available in one size, with a height of 1.55 m and width of 1.5 m, end screens can now be supplied in three new sizes, with a height of 1.55 or 1.85 m and a width of 1.5 or 2.0 m. The wider 2.0 m screen has lockable support wheels.

The end screens also have a new wheel unit. This is similar to the wheel unit for folding screens and has larger, smoother-running wheels and is easier to keep clean.