Mobility supplier secures trio of NHS contracts

Image: Innova’s LowLine bed

Yorkshire Care Equipment’s sister company, Innova Care Concepts, has won three separate tenders in just 10 days to supply NHS hospitals.

Princess Elizabeth Hospital in Gurnsey first contacted the firm and invited it to demonstrate the LowLine bed, which was then successfully trialled in the hospital.

The LowLine  was the only bed with removable ends and a CPR option – both of which were key things the hospital was looking for.

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That same week, Innova was also chosen to supply LowLine beds to Harrogate Hospital, who had trialled it three months prior.

With their emphasis being on infection control and maintenance, they chose the LowLine because of easy-of-use and how low it goes from the floor.

Joe Hulbert, Innova’s sales director, noted the achievement of becoming an approved supplier to several NHS trusts in such a short space of time.

“We came up with a custom solution that would suit anything from patients at the end of life, through to individuals in mental health wards. The fact that our beds will be used at locations nationwide and even offshore is testament to the fact that hospitals are now looking to invest in more reliable, high quality equipment that will suit their patients’ needs.”

The final tender came from Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, who Innova was in contact with regarding the trust’s mental health hospital. The trust expressed that they had had many problems with low beds previously, including entrapment.

This isn’t the first time Innova has supplied its products to hospitals this year. 2017 has also seen the company provide a range of customised beds to private hospital groups across the country.

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