Healthcare equipment manufacturer Sidhil has won a contract with Bedford Hospital NHS Trust for 130 Innov8 iQ ward beds.
The company based at Holmfield, Halifax, said the contract followed a long and thorough performance evaluation process.
The Innov8 iQ will be part of a programme to replace existing bed stock with modern, electrically operated equipment designed around optimising tissue viability, infection control and manual handling.
Sidhil’s Innov8 iQ was first launched earlier this year, and has been described as “a bed with intelligent thinking” because of its intuitive electrical positioning capabilities.
The bed offers a range of important clinical benefits including a mattress platform which descends to an exceptionally low height, which is expected to make a significant contribution towards improved health and safety in terms of falls prevention.
“The Trust already has experience of Sidhil’s Innov8 Low bed, with 50 now in use at Bedford Hospital,” said Katherine Hopkinson, for the Trust.
“The Innov8 iQ was deemed to offer the best solution in terms of a combination of performance and cost efficiency, clinical benefits, engineering quality and price.”
The company is the only remaining volume manufacturer of hospital beds in the UK.
The Innov8 iQ is now moving into export markets with the first significant order for 58 from Nigeria.