Since the full-scale assault and invasion of Ukraine on February 24th, there has been a huge increase in the demand for hospital equipment to deal with the current and expected casualties from the conflict. This demand comes from within Ukraine itself and also from those counties that border with Ukraine as they are witnessing a massive influx of refugees from the conflict.
In January of this year Beechfield Healthcare began the replacement of the existing bed and mattress fleet of over 500 beds in Tallaght University Hospital (TUH). A contractual obligation in the contract was the removal and safe disposal of the bed and mattress fleet. We decided to recycle the bed and mattress fleet by working with a charity that specialises in upcycling hospital equipment and distributing that equipment to hospitals in need. These hospitals are generally poorly resourced and are frequently challenged by a lack of medical equipment.
James Gargan, commercial director at Beechfield Healthcare,
We are celebrating Black Friday with 15% off online purchases sitewide this Friday 24th and Saturday 25th November.
To start saving enter the code BLACK15 at the checkout. This offer excludes stairlifts and items that are already on sale.
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Now is a great time to start thinking about your Christmas list. A mobility or daily living aid is a thoughtful gift for elderly family and friends. Here are some considerate gift ideas that will make you very popular!
Best value mobility rentals
We are delighted to announce that we have just launched our new rentals website – www.beechfieldrentals.ie.
We have recognised that sometimes this equipment is needed only for a set period of time. Injuries, accidents and illness may mean that you need a mobility aid only for the duration of your recovery.
Our rental prices are unmatched throughout the Republic of Ireland. You can rent a knee walker or wheelchair from us from as little as €12 per week. A Mobility Scooter can be rented from €60 a week. Check out www.beechfieldrentals.ie for full details.
We get asked quite a lot about how to choose the correct profiling bed for home use. So, we’ve put together this blog to go through the features and benefits of a profiling bed. We also have a fantastic offer on profiling beds and mattresses running in march. It includes a standard height (40-80cm) or low (23-63cm) Casa Nuova 4 fully profiling bed with integral side rails, a standard low risk mattress and free delivery and installation for only €998 while stocks last. To find out more call us on 1890 989 353 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is a Profiling Bed?
Profiling beds are beds that can be adjusted to allow the backrest, legrest and knee brake to be electrically adjusted. This allows the user’s position to be changed without strain on either the patient or the carer. 4-part profiling are most common for home use. A four-part
Here at Beechfield Healthcare we believe that there are high quality products available to everyone that will make everyday life that bit easier. Likewise, we know that there are many products available to healthcare practitioners that can make their job much safer and minimise risk.
This is especially true for caregivers to bariatric patients. A huge part of bariatric healthcare focuses on reducing the risk of falling, reducing skin maceration and improving limited mobility.
We are delighted to announce that we now stock a large range of bariatric healthcare equipment which have been engineered specifically for patients with a weight capacity of up to 325kg. These products provide comfort and safety to the patient while also maintaining the safety of the caregiver.
Bariatric Walking Aids
A common issue that bariatric patients face when it comes to walking aids is that they do not trust these products to withstand their weight.
There is always an ongoing debate about what is the best pressure cushion on the market. Is there really one cushion that offers the optimum solution for pressure relief for all? In reality such a cushion doesn’t exist. However, at Beechfield Healthcare our state-of-the-art pressure mapping technology now offers you the opportunity find the optimum cushions for your patients.
What is a pressure map?
A pressure map is a computerised tool for assessing pressure distribution. To use it, you first place the thin sensor mat on a seat, wheelchair or mattress. When your patient sits or lies on the mat, a computer screen displays a heat-map of pressure distribution. The hotter colours (oranges and reds) indicate areas of higher pressures, and the cooler colours (blues) indicate areas of lower pressures.
Sample Pressure Map
By testing various cushions and their results on the chair we can help to find the best fit for each of your patients. OTs in particular
A good night’s sleep is essential for our wellbeing. Due to illness or reduced mobility there comes a time that a few additions may be needed to your bedroom. Our range of quality bedroom products can give you that little bit of additional support you need without any compromise on your bedroom comforts.
Choosing the Right Bed
An adjustable electronic profiling bed is ideal for people suffering from medical conditions such as: Asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, arthritis, rheumatism, MS, back pain, circulation problems and many other conditions affecting mobility. An electronic bed offers all the support and positioning required while looking like a regular bed. For people who need even more support or are bedbound a fully profiling care bed is ideal.
Choosing the Right Mattress
All of our mattresses have been specifically designed to be used with our range of profiling electronic beds and profiling care beds. When selecting a mattress, it is important
In Ireland, a person who buys disability products is eligible for VAT relief. The term, ‘disability’, in this case, refers to people who suffer from both mental and physical disabilities. In this article, we will explain the criteria a person must meet and the processes they must follow in order to obtain VAT relief.
To find out if you are eligible to claim a VAT refund on your mobility product or daily living aid, take a read through the following criteria to see if you are applicable:
- You must live in Ireland.
- You must have a disability.
- You need the aid or appliance of a disability product to help with daily activities.
The following list of products for the disabled meet the criteria when attempting to reclaim VAT:
- Necessary domestic aids. Examples include eating and drinking aids