After a lengthy period of planning, the project to replace all the beds in both Noble’s Hospital and Ramsey and District Cottage Hospital has been successfully completed.
The whole task took just over three days from start to finish, which is a day less than the original timetable.
A total of 263 brand new beds were deployed at both sites, starting at Ramsey.
Before they could be deployed to the wards all the beds had to be tested by the Electrical and Biomedical Engineering (EBME) Department, washed and then moved to the appropriate ward where they were swapped with the existing beds, many of which are now over 15 years old in many cases and needing frequent maintenance.
Cath Quilliam, Director of Nursing, was pleased with the smooth-running of the whole project. She said:
‘This was a real team effort, from the suppliers, Arjo Huntleigh, who brought the beds across from the UK, to the EBME team and all the staff who handled the physical swapping of the beds.
‘Not only did we manage to finish the whole project with a day to spare, but it was all completed whilst maintaining patient privacy and dignity and providing uninterrupted patient care.’