Bed rails update
Due to on-going global manufacturing and raw material issues, a commonly used bed rail in community (BED288, Solite bed mesh sides) can no longer be considered available for general prescription. Spares and repairs will be completed by Medequip, and arrangements have been made to amend the catalogue.
Please disseminate this message to all teams & prescribers involved with the community prescription of beds and bedrails.
Please encourage prescribers to carefully consider the absolute clinical requirement for bed rails, and if necessary, remove and return from beds if no longer needed.
New standard bedrails BED209 and compatible bumpers BED209B will be available and these fit all versions of the contract Solite bed.
The catalogue revision and introduction of this new product is scheduled to be live from next Monday evening (6 September).
Derbyshire ICES Team, September 2021.