Beechfield Healthcare
Irish healthcare equipment provider Beechfield Healthcare has been donating upcycled hospital beds to support victims of war in Ukraine and help meet the demand for vital medical equipment there.

Since the full-scale 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 in County Dublin, Ireland.

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A contractual obligation in the contract was the removal and safe disposal of the bed and mattress fleet so the firm decided to recycle the bed and mattress fleet by working with a charity that specialises in upcycling hospital equipment.

The equipment is then distributed to under resourced hospitals in undeveloped nations which are frequently challenged by a lack of medical equipment.

Over the past several days, and for weeks to come, Beechfield Healthcare has stated that its recycled bed and mattress stock is on its way to a location in Poland, close to the Ukrainian border, where there is an urgent appeal for all types of hospital equipment.

James Gargan, Commercial Director at Beechfield Healthcare, commented: “Donated equipment can have a significant positive impact on the quality of care delivered.

“This contribution will provide much needed beds and mattresses to enable frontline health care staff to maintain the required delivery of care to those unfortunate casualties of the conflict.

“A week ago, we were moving beds and mattresses to be loaded onto the container and little did we know what was about to happen, and that the beds would be needed so quickly to help deal with an unfolding humanitarian crisis.”

Also supporting Ukraine relief efforts is Hastings-based Only Lifts, which last week announced that it was organising desperately needed supplies after being moved by the crisis happening there.

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