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For gold standard infection control

InstaSwap is a quick-change privacy curtain system that makes
infection control easier, safer and cheaper.

Infection Control

With InstaSwap, facilities never need to compromise on infection control.

Patient curtains are a perfect place for germs to breed. They become contaminated through frequent touching, as well as airborne pathogens, so it’s essential that they are changed often. With conventional curtain systems, this can be challenging. InstaSwap makes it simple.

87% of hospital curtains tested positive for MRSA after 14 days

(Source: University of Manitoba)

25% of work-related injuries in hospitals are caused by falls

50% Average saving on laundry costs with InstaSwap

30% reduction in time spent changing curtains with InstaSwap

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Changeout typically 30% quicker

Busy departments have tough targets on patient throughput. Fast bay turnarounds are crucial, ensuring optimal hygiene and use of human resources.


No need for ladders

Hospital workers are more at risk of injury than people working in construction and manufacturing*. InstaSwap facilitates changeouts from floor level, keeping staff and patients safe.
(*US Department of Labor, 2011)

Cost effective

Lightweight fabric

Standard curtain panel sizes mean there’s no need to carry excess inventory – stock levels are reduced by up to 50%. Lightweight polyester fabric also reduces laundry costs.


Anti-microbial coating kills germs quicker

InstaSwap curtain panels are coated with anti-microbial agents that minimise the growth and spread of bacteria while the curtains are in use, further reducing the chance of cross-infection.

InstaSwap patient privacy curtain system is designed specifically to meet the demands of healthcare environments.

The modular, three-part system includes:

  • Quality, free-running curtain track with eyelet mounting system.
  • Nylon mesh top section, customized to ceiling height.
  • Mesh is non-absorbent and framed in double-strength tape for durability. Requires less frequent washing.
  • Lower curtain panel available in 2 standard sizes and six standard colors. Custom colors available on request.
  • Panels attach with heavy duty, reinforced snap fastenings.

Take control of infection

  • Easy to implement, minimal disruption
  • Reduces curtain inventory by up to 50%
  • Proven return on investment
  • Promotes good ventilation & natural light
  • Helps achieve PIDAC standards
  • All fabrics meet or exceed NFPA 701 & CAN/ULC-S109-14 standards

Instaswap Modular Curtains

InstaSwap patient curtain system is designed to meet the specific needs of healthcare environments. The modular system includes a track fitted with non-absorbent nylon mesh and an opaque curtain panel, connected with reinforced snap fastener tape. Curtain panels come in two standard sizes (68”x62” or 68”x66”) and a range of colors. Variations in ceiling height between wards or bays are accommodated by the custom mesh height.

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Health care facilities in North America can generate up to 33 pounds of waste per patient per day, with most of this being incinerated or sent to landfill.

(Source: Practice Greenhealth)

The most recent figures showed that hospitals recorded 3.3 work related injuries and illnesses per 100 employees. 17% of injuries requiring time off work are sustained in slips, trips and falls.

(Source: Government of Ontario)

Traditional hospital curtains are eco-friendly, but they also harbour pathogens. A 2018 study found MRSA on over 87% of hospital curtains after testing, even when patients in the bays did not have MRSA.

(Source: University of Manitoba)


InstaGap Option

In order to accommodate an X-Y patient lift mounted on the ceiling, you need either a very large patient bay (impossible in most modern hospital environments) or a break in your curtain track through which the lift mechanism can pass.

In the latter case, this creates a gap that can lead to patient privacy being compromised, particularly when the lift is in use.

  • InstaGap is a custom-made panel that’s compatible with the snap fasteners on our InstaSwap curtains.
  • InstaSwap can be fitted to the curtain track on either side of the lift gantry, leaving one or two snap fasteners on each side not attached to the upper mesh.
  • An InstaGap panel can then be snapped on to bridge the gap between the two curtains, without the need for the top mesh.
  • The result is less damage to curtains, and more privacy for both staff and patients during these vulnerable moments.
  • InstaGap is available in 18 inch widths and can be matched to any existing InstaSwap curtain panel.
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Case Study

Toronto Western Hospital

Toronto Western Hospital was under a mandatory upgrade of their cubicle curtain system, following the Fire Marshall identifying the current privacy curtains were below the Fire Retardant requirements.

Having a full track system available, Belroc defined the scope as a supply only contract of the InstaSwap Modular Panel Curtain system.

InstaSwap help maintain a proper level of infection control in healthcare facilities, give a consistency of professional image and are carefully configured for safe, easy, ladder-free change out. This was an important feature for Toronto Western Hospital, allowing for a simpler and faster change out time.

InstaSwap Curtain Panels are joined to a top, track attached Framed Mesh panel. The mesh panel is customized to size, allowing for the curtain panel to be the exactly the same size throughout the building. With offering this feature, and the InstaGap option, Toronto Western Hospital awarded the project to Belroc.

Having thoroughly assessed the hospital, spending time to ensure that all ceiling heights were correct as per the scope, the Mesh Panels were configured & manufactured to size. Thus allowing the Projects Team to successfully deliver a professional, consistent environment throughout Toronto Western Hospital as well as give training to theToronto Western Hospital personnel.

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Maintenance Guide

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