Drive DeVilbiss confirms its rental fleet is ready to help meet surge in demand on NHS services this winter
Following consecutive years of unsustainable bed occupancy levels in Trusts across the UK, Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare has announced it is ready to help relieve winter pressures on the NHS with its fleet of rental equipment.
With winter fast approaching, seasonal pressures can impact the quality of health and social care services in England as demand balloons on the NHS, with one of the biggest challenges being the need to maintain bed occupancy levels.
Affecting the NHS’ ability to maintain patient flow and limiting access to patients moving through A&E and into hospital beds, NHS Improvement in September 2018 stated that bed occupancy levels above 92 percent leads to an acceleration in the deterioration of emergency care standards and affects the
Despite this, for the last two winters – 17/18 and 18/19 – more than three-quarters of Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships in England had Trust bed occupancy averaging above the 92 percent threshold, according to The Health Foundation.
Supporting the charity’s research, the British Medical Association (BMA) found bed occupancy in general and acute beds peaked at 96.1 percent in February 2018, with the Association highlighting that high bed occupancy resulted in issues across all hospital departments and was often a decisive factor in the decision to cancel planned operations.
With many hospitals requiring additional equipment to meet the swell of demand, Drive DeVilbiss has announced it has prepared for the winter rush with a range of medical equipment with bespoke rental options to help customers effectively manage their services.
Boasting a nationwide service network operating from 17 locations across the UK, alongside its domestic manufacturing and stockholding capabilities, the company says it is able to offer the NHS rapid response times as quickly as 4-6 hours – subject to availability.
In particular, the manufacturer states it rental fleet includes a range of specialist equipment that will be in high demand during the busy cold period, including profiling ward beds (standard and low height options), pressure area care mattresses (including dynamic, hybrid and foam), bariatric product packages and paediatric product packages.
Recently, Drive DeVilbiss Sidhil revealed a substantial increase in profits in its annual report for the year ended year ended 31st December 2018.https://thiis.co.uk/drive-devilbiss-confirms-its-rental-fleet-is-ready-to-help-meet-surge-in-demand-on-nhs-this-winter/https://i0.wp.com/thiis.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/rental-finance-leasing.jpg?fit=750%2C519&ssl=1https://i0.wp.com/thiis.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/rental-finance-leasing.jpg?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1NewsroomNHSSupplier Newsacute beds,Bed occupancy,British Medical Association,Drive DeVilbiss healthcare,Drive DeVilbiss Sidhil,NHS,rental,The Health Foundation,Winter PressureFollowing consecutive years of unsustainable bed occupancy levels in Trusts across the UK, Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare has announced it is ready to help relieve winter pressures on the NHS with its fleet of rental equipment. With winter fast approaching, seasonal pressures can impact the quality of health and social care...Calvin BarnettCalvin Barnettcalvin@thiis.co.ukAdministratorTHIIS Magazine