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  • GaryM
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    Good to hear you've finally got it sorted, Jeanette. It's difficult enough without extra battles to fight.

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  • Ellie
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    Finally, Jeanette, finally!!

    Now let's hope you won't have to wait long for it to come.

    I hesitate to ask what mattress it is coming with...

    Love Ellie.

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  • Jeanette Pearce
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    Nettie We like good news xx Thank you Janette xx

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  • Nettie
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    That’s good news 👍 x

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  • Jeanette Pearce
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    Hello and thank you for the comments... Finally had a message from my OT... She has confirmed the nhs profile bed can go up, just waiting for it to be arranged - happy days (big smile)

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  • SueM
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    Originally posted by Jeanette Pearce View Post
    The OT came out to visit Monday
    She is looking into it
    I’ve been told
    “the bed is too heavy”
    ”health and safety of someone getting the bed upstairs”

    I’m still persisting, my floor lift is in and gives me greater sense of quality of life...

    we will get that bed upstairs eventually
    Hi Jeanette, when I was district nursing if we had to get a profiling bed upstairs we had access to Sidhill beds as these came in manageable parts and could be taken upstairs. I would find it very strange if these are something similar weren’t available in most areas

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  • Ellie
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    Originally posted by Jeanette Pearce View Post
    I’ve been told
    “the bed is too heavy”
    ”health and safety of someone getting the bed upstairs”
    Hogwash!! The beds come in 'safe-weight' parts specifically for health & safety reasons.

    OT is a jobsworth. Keep fighting - we'll start a 'Put Jeanette's Bed Upstairs' campaign if necessary 😂

    Love Ellie.

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  • Jeanette Pearce
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    The OT came out to visit Monday
    She is looking into it
    I’ve been told
    “the bed is too heavy”
    ”health and safety of someone getting the bed upstairs”

    I’m still persisting, my floor lift is in and gives me greater sense of quality of life...

    we will get that bed upstairs eventually

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  • PeterPan
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    Hi Jeanette, did you get your bed installed upstairs in the end? Sounds crazy to me too!

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  • Jeanette Pearce
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    Thank you all for your replies... I’ll keep you posted xx 😊

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  • denise
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    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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  • Suefromwakey
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    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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  • Barry52
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    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

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  • Nettie
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    I have a NHS bed supplied and delivered upstairs by Ross care Janette x

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  • Montana Tony
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    Total rubbish ,I have a hospital bed supplied by my OT and it was delivered and put upstairs by Mediquip

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