Bringing people together during end of life care
Helping improve the experience for patients within the hospice, a man has generously raised money to purchase a Benmor Medical Aurum+ bariatric bed for the Oakhaven Hospice in Lymington, Hampshire.
The remarkable fundraising effort was inspired by the man’s own experience of spending quality time with his late wife at the hospice, with the hope of making a difference to future patients and their loved ones.
When care staff organised for a larger bed to be installed in their room at the hospice, the couple greatly appreciated being able to watch films together and listen to music. The bed even had some space for their beloved guinea pigs.
Staff at Oakhaven Hospice recognised the difference when the larger bed was installed and identified that it would also benefit future patients; they therefore supported the need to purchase a larger bed.
The Aurum+ bariatric bed was selected as a suitable option for the hospice due to its ability to expand in width from 36”-48”. At its smallest size, it is the same width as a standard medical bed, however, when expanded, it is wide enough to accommodate two people.
Benmor Medical said that it was intrigued to learn that its bed can not only be used for bariatric patients but can also provide some form of comfort for inpatients and their loved ones at hospices like Oakhaven.
To read more about the work that Oakhaven Hospice carries out, visit the website