Equipment designed following feedback from porters and hospital managers
MasterMover has developed a new Bed Mover specifically for use in hospitals.
The launch is the result of extensive consultation with porters, buyers and managers, which revealed that flexibility and ease of use are the biggest drivers for portering operations.
Andy Owen, managing director of MasterMover, explained: “We wanted to combine the feedback we receive from our customers with our design engineering expertise in order to innovate a new, easier-to-use and more cost-effective bed mover that will replace our current product. The result is a much improved experience for operators.”
The new Bed Mover from MasterMover
Previously the Bed Mover connected under the wheels, whereas a new universal connector, which is compatible with nearly every bed type, attaches instead to the side of the bed for faster, safer and more flexible operation.
For operators this means there is no need to lift the bed onto the mover, saving time and resources. For hospital purchasers, the flexible modular attachment is future-proofed against varying hospital bed types and the easy-to-use features mean a greater number of users can operate the equipment, creating more efficiency.
At the same time, MasterMover has taken the opportunity to revolutionise other elements of Bed Mover design.
The introduction of a modular chassis means it is now easier to maintain. The already compact size has also been reduced further, enabling porters to use it comfortably within any type of hospital lift or other tight spaces.
These complement existing features including single user control, a choice of joystick controls enabling porters to stand at either end of the bed, power steering, variable speed control, auto braking and emergency stop functions.
The AC motor ensures quiet operation and smooth movement for patient comfort, and the Bed Mover can be charged at any mains socket. It is finished in a white anti-microbial paint and is easy to clean or wipe down, supporting infection control.
“We are proud of our long association with the NHS and other UK healthcare providers, and are proud to assist operational efficiency and simplicity further with the launch of the new Bed Mover,” said Owen.