If you or somebody you know can be discharged from hospital soon, but still requires preferential treatment, it may be that you’ll require assistive equipment such as a specialised hospital bed.
Naturally, this isn’t the sort of thing any common household contains, so getting a hospital bed at home can seem confusing. This needn’t be confusing though. We’re here to help make things clearer for you.
Getting a Hospital Bed at Home - Applying for One
If you’re looking at getting a hospital bed at home, you’ll first want to check if your local council or hospital can provide you with one. Hospital beds can be expensive, so applying for one will be much kinder to your wallet.
Your local GP or district nurse should be able to advise on whether you’ll be able to qualify for a hospital bed at home. They’ll also be able to file your application with the local council or hospital.
It’s worth noting that this process can take a relatively long time. Your discharge from the hospital could be delayed while your application for a hospital bed is processing.
If you intend to leave hospital sooner or aren’t eligible for a hospital bed, you may want to consider the next option.
Getting a Hospital Bed at Home - Buying One
The price of a hospital bed can vary significantly depending on the make, build quality and features it contains. Prices can range from around £500 to upwards of £5000 so this is something you need to carefully consider when choosing to buy a hospital bed.
As mentioned beforehand one of the main benefits of buying a hospital bed is that they’re available to anyone at practically any time. Your medical condition may not qualify you for a hospital bed, but that’s not to say that you won’t benefit from having one.
Healthcare Mattresses for Your Home Hospital Bed
We specialise in medical mattresses for the likes of hospital beds here at GB Healthcare. If you’re buying a hospital bed and require a supportive mattress, we’re here to help you.
Likewise, if the current mattress on your hospital bed doesn’t suit you, our team of experts will be happy to advise on a better mattress for your requirements.
We stock a wide range of healthcare mattresses, all of which are available to buy directly through our website.
Whether you need a pressure relief mattress to help prevent pressure ulcers or a waterproof mattress to prevent fluid ingress, we’re certain you’ll find what you need here.
Need to know more about our range of medical mattresses for hospital beds? Contact one of our mattress experts today. They’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have and provide recommendations regarding the best medical mattress for you.