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    Hi everyone, I have a hospital bed arriving next week and am trying to find sheets to fit as the size is non-standard, 198cm x 88cm x 15cm. Does anyone have a suggestion where I could purchase sheets that are suitable? Preferably fitted sheet. Thanks.

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    Rosemary - I simply use normal single bed sheets, works ok

    Sue
    Husband Albert diagnosed PMA Feb 21

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      #3
      Originally posted by Suefromwakey View Post
      Rosemary - I simply use normal single bed sheets, works ok

      Sue
      Thanks Sue. I got the mattress dimensions form the supplier and the bed is too long for regular single sheet it would seem....

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        #4
        Well thats interesting! - my husband is more than 6ft tall and I said the bed was too short as his feet touch the bottom board - I was told there was no bigger beds!
        Husband Albert diagnosed PMA Feb 21

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          #5
          As someone who is over 6ft I have always had my feet sticking out at the end of my bed. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜πŸ˜‚πŸ˜xx
          Bulbar started Jan 2020. Mute and 100% tube fed but mobile and undefeated. Stay Strong πŸ€—πŸ˜˜πŸ€—πŸ˜xx

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            #6
            Originally posted by Suefromwakey View Post
            Well thats interesting! - my husband is more than 6ft tall and I said the bed was too short as his feet touch the bottom board - I was told there was no bigger beds!
            Hi Sue, The mattress that I'm getting is 198 cm long which is 6ft 6in. I think that is the standard for hospital beds. That doesn't leave much, if any, spare room for someone over 6ft tall. That sounds ridiculous as there must be many people over 6ft these days. However on this page:
            https://directtextilestore.com/blog/...-hospital-bed/
            there seem to be a number of alternative fitted sheet sizes!
            Rosemary6NT
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            Last edited by Rosemary6NT; 3 December 2021, 16:12.

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              Rosemary6NT
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              Rosemary6NT That's a normal length mattress - mine is 200cm long - and standard flat sheets fit it no problem. At 15cm depth, I should think most fitted sheets would also fit.

              Did they say which mattress type it is? xx
              ​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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                #8
                Re Longer Length Beds:

                Many hospital type beds can extend in length for taller people.

                Suefromwakey
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                Suefromwakey
                matthew55
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                matthew55 Check the bed frame near the foot of the bed - are there knobs which turn and loosen, so the bed extends? Then you can get a covered foam block for the gap between mattress and bed frame, if necessary with a pressure relief cover. xx
                ​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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                  #9
                  I hope to give up with my air mattress because of the noisy pump. β›½πŸŽˆπŸ˜‚πŸ˜xx
                  Bulbar started Jan 2020. Mute and 100% tube fed but mobile and undefeated. Stay Strong πŸ€—πŸ˜˜πŸ€—πŸ˜xx

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                    Originally posted by Ellie View Post
                    Rosemary6NT
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                    Rosemary6NT That's a normal length mattress - mine is 200cm long - and standard flat sheets fit it no problem. At 15cm depth, I should think most fitted sheets would also fit.

                    Did they say which mattress type it is? xx
                    I believe it is a foam pressure relieving mattress, not one with a pump. I've found a fitted sheet with the correct dimensions now so we'll see how that goes!

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Rosemary6NT View Post
                      I believe it is a foam pressure relieving mattress,
                      Hope it's comfy.

                      As well as the new sheets, treat yourself to a nice duvet cover or blanket, if you can - it's not every day we take the arrival of a hospital bed! 😚😚
                      ​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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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Ellie View Post
                        Hope it's comfy.

                        As well as the new sheets, treat yourself to a nice duvet cover or blanket, if you can - it's not every day we take the arrival of a hospital bed! 😚😚
                        Thanks
                        Ellie
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                        Ellie , I have treated myself to two new pillow slips and an experimental gizmo that I may describe later if successful ​​​​​​​

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Rosemary6NT View Post
                          an experimental gizmo that I may describe later if successful
                          Ooh, can't wait (assuming it didn't arrive in plain brown packaging πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰) 😘
                          ​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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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Ellie View Post
                            Ooh, can't wait (assuming it didn't arrive in plain brown packaging πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰) 😘

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                              #15
                              I am going to get a hospital bed any day now, never occurred to me about sheets fitting. I am loathe to give up my nice comfortable double bed, and am thinking of hanging on to it until I have tried the hospital bed, to see if I can stand changing (though I can see the advantage of rising up). Hope you're happy with yours Rosemary (we can compare notes!) xx
                              Diagnosed July 2020, ALS bulbar onset.

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