Specialist healthcare equipment provider Medstrom has supplied beds and mattresses to play a key role in scenes of the popular British soap opera Emmerdale.

Medstrom 5000 beds and Dolphin Therapy mattress systems will be featured in future storylines involving key characters being admitted to Hotten General Hospital.

The initiative for Medstrom to provide the new beds and mattresses was led by National Clinical Manager, Debbie Newcombe.

She explained: “My husband and I are big fans of the show, and working in the healthcare sector has given me a keen eye for the quality of medical equipment, no matter the situation.

“When the opportunity arose, I was delighted to suggest their old props be replaced with state-of-the-art alternatives.

“Medstrom 5000 beds and Dolphin Therapy surfaces are helping many thousands of patients in the UK to recover from illness in comfort and safety, so to think that some of my favourite characters may soon be joining them is really exciting for me as a fan.

“At the very least, the actors using them will be able to deliver their performances in a state of complete relaxation!”

Medstrom’s 5000 and 5000+ beds are designed to offer patients a safe and comfortable environment for recovery, and to provide healthcare professionals with equipment that is effective, efficient and easy-to-use.

One of the bed’s key features, says the company, is its ability to go to an ultra-low height, which minimises the potential for injury from falls from bed, and the ability to set a custom exit height for each patient.

Additionally, Dolphin Therapy simulates immersion into a fluid, creating a unique healing environment for patients.

According to Medstrom, its beds and Dolphin Therapy mattresses will give the Emmerdale set a contemporary and professional look, while equipping the actors with easy-to-use and comfortable set props. Both will appear in the show from late August.

Photo: Debbie Newcombe, National Clinical Manager and Paul Hartshorne, Sales Support Technician with a MMO 5000 bed and Dolphin Therapy mattresses

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