As a result of judicious purchasing on behalf of the Trust, Martin Keeney from the Hotel Services was able to use savings from one project to purchase a Linet Multicare Critical Care Bed.
These beds are widely used in critical care units across the country, but with each costing more than £10k, currently we have only secured 8 on the unit.
We directly purchased 7 during the expansion using additional Covid monies and 1 other was donated by a relative whose family member passed away on the unit.
The Multicare intensive care and therapy bed is an ideal solution for the demanding special needs of critically ill patients within our Trust
The bed uses innovative technologies to create an ideal combination of clinical benefits for patients and our colleagues – medical, nursing and allied health professionals.
The unique features of this bed removes the physical strain from our critical care team, by doing the work for you, thereby reducing the risks of moving and handling injuries to our colleagues
The bed has a handsfree tilt function, supports less skin damage to patients, and minimises moving and handling physical effort for colleagues.