Innovative hospital bed combines ergonomics and infection control

12 Nov 2010

An advanced acute hospital bed, that combines practicality, infection control and advanced ergonomics is being showcased at MEDICA 2010 by Halifax company Sidhil.

Sidhil has designed the Independence Innov8 bed to meet the needs of hospital teams and patients, making it comfortable, easy-to-use and practical.

Every bed also has a special BioCote antimicrobial coating, which over an 18-hour period reduces levels of bacteria by up to 99.9%, reducing the risk of cross infection and inhibiting the growth of micro-organisms to make cleaning easier.

Being electrically operated the Innov8 can also be adjusted to a low level for added patient safety and also has additional functionalities to adjust the backrests and knee breaks. Both patient handset and nurse control panels are provided, which have the ability to lock out specific functions via the nurse control panel if needed.

The Innov8 hospital bed
The Innov8 hospital bed

It is also ideal for manual handling and patient experience and offers complete flexibility, with regard to the bed specification, suitable for use in all hospital environments, from general wards to high dependency units.

Over the last few years Sidhil has carried out extensive research on the real requirements of acute and private hospital beds, working closely with a team of tissue viability, manual handling, nursing management, medical engineering and procurement specialists.

Sales and Marketing Director Clive Siddall, said: “All our beds are manufactured in the UK to the highest quality standards before being sent out to hospitals around the world. We have been manufacturing for 110 years and during this time have invested heavily in the latest state-of-the-art machinery and techniques. With so many unique design features the Innov8 rewrites the rule books on hospital beds and we are looking forward to showcasing it at MEDICA 2010.”

MEDICA will be taking place between the 17-20 November 2010 at the Messe Düsseldorf, Germany. Sidhil will be located on the UK Pavilion, hall 16 stand G10.


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