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    Anyone got an NHS Profile Bed upstairs?

    Hello all

    Has anyone got an NHS Profile Bed upstairs? I have one on loan from NHS and have been told I have to buy my own if I want it upstairs by my OT
    I have the ability to cope with this and I can still be the best person I can be. This is my life - if I am happy others around me are happy too

    #2
    That’s a crazy rule if your OT is correct. You have gone to the expense of installing a lift so why should they only provide a profiling bed for a ground floor bedroom. I hope you have success in challenging this.

    Barry
    I’m going to do this even if it kills me!

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      #3
      Thank you Barry... I’m trying to get evidence that the profile bed can go upstairs especially if I can tell her that my MND friends have their NHS loaned beds upstairs or they know someone who has... There are enough restrictions we have to deal with by having MND already 😊
      I have the ability to cope with this and I can still be the best person I can be. This is my life - if I am happy others around me are happy too

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        #4
        I second Barry's sentiments, Jeanette - how ludicrous 😣

        No use to you as I'm in a different health service, but I had my 'free' hospital bed upstairs for a number of years, so I understand your annoyance.

        Just a thought - I wonder if your Community Nurse thinks the same? They often are the ones to supply the beds (unless Wales differs?)

        Bes of luck.

        Love Ellie.
        ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Spinal (hand) Onset.
        Eye gaze user - No functional limbs - No speech - Feeding tube - Overnight NIV.

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          #5
          I'm at a loss to understand what difference it makes. If you can get it upstairs then I'm sure you could get it back down. What if you live in a flat? You can't have one?

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            #6
            Total rubbish ,I have a hospital bed supplied by my OT and it was delivered and put upstairs by Mediquip

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              #7
              I have a NHS bed supplied and delivered upstairs by Ross care Janette x
              Janette x

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                #8
                Hi Jeanette,

                I found this on a hospital trust website. Although it does say “should be ground floor” it doesn’t say must be. I know it’s not what you want to hear and I expect it varies from one trust to another as suggested by other members examples.

                Hertfordshire Equipment Service Policy on Provision of Equipment
                Standard Profiling Bed
                Description
                An electrically operated positional adjustable bed base.
                Types
                 Bariatric units available
                 Solite
                 4 section profiling beds
                Criteria for loan
                 The person requires a positioning bed to meet their care, posture and/or pressure needs and prevention of shear forces.
                 The person has a medical need which cannot otherwise be meet e.g. postural drainage, respiratory failure
                 Service user is in Last Days of Life and other solutions not applicable due to time.
                 Short term solution to enable hospital discharge
                 Bariatric units only available if service user is bariatric or approved by a specialist
                moving and handling advisor in HES. Personal comfort is not a criteria for loan of
                bariatric units.
                 Enables independent transfers where other solution would not e.g. for wheelchair
                users
                 Service User agrees to use of the equipment following discussion.
                 General considerations have been satisfied.
                Points to Consider
                 Entrapment risk to children and pets
                 Bed extensions only available if conditions are met
                 Operator controls
                 Positioning: access to electrical sockets
                 Weight limits
                 Ability/need to access both sides of bed
                 Access to site for safe delivery
                 Battery back up
                 Trailing leads
                 Authorisation not required to move the bed if request is made by an appropriate
                professional
                 Raise the knee break section to prevent mattress sliding before requesting a bed
                extension
                 Consider the other equipment going with the bed
                 Should be downstairs
                 BEDS AND MATTRESSES ORDERED SEPERATELY subject to SEPARATE
                CLINICAL JUSIFICATION
                I’m going to do this even if it kills me!

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                  #9
                  Hi Jeanette, I don't get that.........although we live in a bungalow..........my husbands NHS profile bed came into the place in pieces........so the blokes just put it together no problem, surely they could take the bits upstairs?

                  Sue

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                    #10
                    As I said what difference does it make upstairs or down! What happens if you live in flats with no lift. Is the problem the stairs? Is it me? 🤔

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                      #11
                      Thank you all for your replies... I’ll keep you posted xx 😊
                      I have the ability to cope with this and I can still be the best person I can be. This is my life - if I am happy others around me are happy too

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