Hill-Rom UK, in partnership with Select Medical, is launching the new Flexi by Pure Air advanced crossover mattress to help tackle the issue of pressure ulcers.

Launched at the Wounds UK Annual Conference on the 5-7th November 2018, the mattress combines the latest advancements in surface design and testing.

Treating pressure ulcers costs the NHS more than £1.4 million every day, which is four percent of the total NHS budget, and represents a major burden of sickness and reduced quality of life for patients.

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Flexi by Pure Air is an advanced crossover mattress which is suitable for patients that are at high risk of developing a pressure ulcer. The pressure-relieving mattress combines premium density Visco memory foam technology with the proven ‘figure-eight cell’ designs. This unique system allows the cells to maintain their shape whilst avoiding ballooning, which may cause discomfort for the patient.

The step-up, step-down surface is designed to deliver effective pressure redistribution and comfort in static, dynamic and constant low-pressure therapy modes.

Compliant to BS7177 CRIB 5, the mattress is suitable for a range of environments, including hospitals and community care settings, and ensures safety in case of a fire.

Additional features include: unique cell orientation, unique Axis technology, and an advanced whisper quiet control unit which allows for constant low-pressure mode, alternating low pressure mode or static mode that can be employed by switching the control unit off.

Gavin Richards, Marketing Director at Hill-Rom UK, commented: “Hill-Rom has for a long-time been committed to helping caregivers reduce facility-acquired pressure ulcers. Our unique, evidence-based surface technologies help clinicians in both hospitals and care-home settings reach a better outcome for patients.

“The introduction of the Flexi Pure Air mattress reinforces our commitment to driving real change within this important area of healthcare.”

David Elstone, Managing Director at Select Medical, added: “We’re extremely proud to be partnering with Hill-Rom who have a renowned and prestigious reputation of delivering quality products into the acute sector. With Flexi’s unique, patented design and innovative Axis Technology we’re confident Flexi will make a big impact in this space.”

Hill-Rom is a global medical technology company which partners with health care providers in more than 100 countries. It focuses on patient care solutions that aim to improve clinical and economic outcomes in five areas: Advancing Mobility, Wound Care and Prevention, Patient Monitoring and Diagnostics, Surgical Safety and Efficiency and Respiratory Health.

Established in 2001, Select Medical is a manufacturer of pressure area care products, such as specialised mattresses, active mattresses, profiling beds and manual handling products.

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