Industry manufacturer, Hill-Rom, has launched a new mattress in partnership with Select Medical, which is designed to help care providers tackle the prevalent issue of pressure ulcers in patients.
Launched at the Wounds UK Annual conference earlier this month, the Flexi by Pure Air advanced crossover mattress combines the latest advancements in surface design and testing.
Treating pressure ulcers costs the NHS more than £1.4 million every day – 4% of the total NHS budget – and the Flexi hopes to help caregivers combat this.
The mattress is suitable for patients up to and including those at very high risk of developing a pressure ulcer.
It combines premium density Visco memory foam technology with the proven ‘figure-eight cell’ designs.
This system allows the cells to maintain their shape while avoiding ballooning which may cause discomfort for the patient.
The step-up, step-down surface is designed to deliver effective pressure redistribution and unrivalled comfort in static, dynamic and constant low-pressure therapy modes, appropriate to varying needs.
It is designed for the most demanding environments including both hospitals and community care settings.
Gavin Richards, marketing director at Hill-Rom UK, said: “Hill-Rom has for a long-time been committed to helping caregivers reduce facility-acquired pressure ulcers.
“Our unique, evidence-based surface technologies help clinicians in both hospitals and care-home settings reach a better outcome for patients.
“The introduction of the Flexi Pure Air mattress reinforces our commitment to driving real change within this important area of healthcare.”
David Elstone, managing director at Select Medical, added: “We’re extremely proud to be partnering with Hill-Rom who have a renowned and prestigious reputation of delivering quality products into the acute sector.
“With Flexi’s unique, patented design and innovative Axis Technology we’re confident Flexi will make a big impact in this space.”