Yorkshire-based Innova Care Concepts has joined forces with Canadian manufacturer, Rotec International, to bring UK hospital and care sectors the latest advancement in bariatric care.
The partners say the new Interlude 500 Bariatric Bed is first of its kind on the market with a load capacity of 500kg and up to 21cm from the ground, reducing the risk of falls while making it easier for special needs patients to enter and exit the bed, improving their autonomy.
The news comes amid a growing need for bariatric healthcare equipment, with more than a third of adults in the UK expected to be obese by 2025, according to the World Obesity Federation.
Joe Hulbert sales director of Innova Care Concepts, commented: “We are always looking for the latest innovations in healthcare. Currently, in hospitals and care settings the demand for bariatric equipment is ever increasing with more and more pressure placed on care givers to support a wider range of bariatric patients. We are very pleased to begin our partnership with Rotec International.
“The Interlude 500 is an advancement in bariatric care, with its industry-leading features like extra low patient positioning, which can significantly reduce the risk of injuries in case of falling out of the bed and compatibility with a 500kg overhead hoist lift.”
Richard Harris, sales director at Rotec International, said: “When caring for patients of size in an acute care setting, one of the greatest challenges is to ensure that the patient is treated like any other patient – with the dignity and respect they deserve, giving patients a greater sense of self-sufficiency.
“The Interlude 500 offers caregivers the ability to maintain dignity for patients of size, by providing a care setting with a bed designed to resemble a standard hospital bed. Variable range of widths and lengths to provide flexibility to accommodate an extensive range of patients sizes.”