Medstrom and KFM Bed Service recognised for implementing NHS bed replacement programme
Hospital bed manufacturer Medstrom and KFM, a subsidiary of King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, have been selected as finalists in the prestigious Health Service Journal (HSJ) Partnership Awards 2022.
The firms were recognised after implementing a new bed replacement programme at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Medstrom, working in partnership with the KFM Beds and Equipment Service, provided 612 new beds across 43 hospital wards in just eight weeks, over June and July 2021.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic King’s College Hospital (KCH), which is one of London’s busiest NHS Trusts, was operating at capacity when the project was delivered.
Challenges regarding logistics, keeping workplaces operational, and pandemic restrictions were overcome to ensure a successful replacement and installation process.
The new equipment was chosen based on the improved clinical outcomes and experience it could offer patients, such as a reduction in falls and pressure ulcer incidence.
The benefits it would offer staff were also key and included ease of use and reducing moving and handling risks.
Rachel Apsey, Commercial Director at Medstrom, commented: “Medstrom and KFM have combined their vast experience in healthcare to successfully deliver this project in very challenging circumstances. All at Medstrom are passionate about delivering the best patient care and I’m delighted that we could help to achieve that through this partnership.”
Jo Jones, Director of Managed Services at KFM, a subsidiary of KCH providing healthcare support services, said: “The scale of what was achieved within the tight timescale is a testament to the planning, organisation, commitment and passion of all those involved and the expertise they brought.
“Medstrom’s expertise is invaluable and alongside our Bed and Equipment Team ensured minimal disruption to patient care.”
The HSJ Partnership Awards celebrate and showcase those collaborations and partnerships driving transformation and improving patient outcomes across the NHS. Judging will take place on 14 February 2022.
Medstrom is an independent UK manufacturer of hospital beds and is the second largest provider of ‘Total Bed Management’ services to the NHS, with over 25 per cent of the UK’s acute care beds and surfaces fleet under its management.
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