Private hospital upgrades beds to new versatile model to ensure high-quality care for its patients
Spire Leeds Hospital has upgraded 65 of its hospital beds to mark the final stage of its plans to replace its previous beds with a more manoeuvrable and versatile model, helping provide high-quality care to its broad range of patients.
One of Yorkshire’s largest private hospitals, Spire Leeds Hospital offers fast, personalised care and treatment across more than 30 medical specialties. So, it was important that any new beds supported them in providing high-quality care for a wide range of patients.
Helping the private hospital with its mission to upgrade its beds, Yorkshire-based equipment specialist Innova Care Concepts handed over 65 Interlude Newcare V3 beds to the hospital.
Joe Hulbert, Sales Director at Innova, co-ordinated an in-depth consultation, trial, and training process before recommending the Interlude Newcare V3 as the hospital bed that was reliable, durable and adaptable enough to suit the individual needs of Spire Leeds Hospital’s patients.
Catherine Taylor, Nursing Services Manager at Spire Leeds Hospital, said: “Joe arranged a visit with the ward manager, ward sister, and physiotherapists to discuss bed options best suited to our patients. A trial Interlude bed was arranged within 2 weeks and training was provided on the day to porters, housekeepers, nurses, and physiotherapists.”
According to Catherine, after trialling two other beds, the hospital found that the Interlude Newcare V3 met its needs of having easy manoeuvrability and suitability for its standard ward patients, bariatric patients and younger patients.
“There were lots of options available – a narrow bed for ease in tight corridors, extension mattress platforms for our taller patients, bed controls built into the bed, and the handset with the option for a nurse-control-only unit at the end of the bed,” she continued.
“Delivery was scheduled without disrupting the service we provide to our patients. Joe returned to the hospital to provide additional training on the delivery day in order to educate nurses, physiotherapists, porters, housekeepers and ODPs. I have no hesitation in recommending Innova to other healthcare providers.”
The Interlude range of electric profiling beds have built-in auto-regression as standard, allowing the bed and the mattress to move as one and exert a minimal amount of friction on the patient’s body.
There are also more than 10 additional accessories to choose from, including x-ray plates, IV poles and nightlights, which allow the beds to be customised for personalised patient care.