Let’s face it; hospital beds are too valuable not to have in proper storage units when they aren’t in use.
And by proper home, we aren’t referring to a secluded hallway down in the basement, or shoved to one side of a maintenance room. No, the proper home is the Bedlift – a vertical lift hospital bed storage solution specific to hospital beds. Satisfy Joint Commission standards and avoiding potential fines, contact us today for more information on a custom hospital bed storage solution.
Here are some common bed storage challenges faced by hospitals:
Hospital beds contain many electrical components, and may fail. At any given time, at least 10% of all hospital beds are in maintenance. The average cost of a hospital bed is about $4,000, so beds are rarely thrown out.
Municipalities require the hospital to keep a certain number of beds to meet a percentage of the population density. This count may be greater than the square footage that the hospital allows. Beds must then be stored somewhere else, and typically that area is not readily accessible to patient areas.
Beds do not easily sit on shelves, nor do they stack or fold. They take up a tremendous amount of valuable square footage.
Beds weigh as much as 900 pounds. They can be maneuvered, but usually end up impeding access to other stored items. An entire room may have to be shifted around to retrieve various store material.
The Vidir Hospital BedLift is an automated vertical lift that accommodates most beds in the market. Three models allow a user to choose the height, thus the number of beds they can store in a column. With a vertical lift users can store 3, 4, or 5 beds in a footprint slightly larger than a single bed, recovering up to 70% of floor space.
Consider the Hospital Bedlift for the following reasons:
Inaccessible floor space is turned into usable square footage.
The product is automatic, easy to operate, and minimally invasive.
The beds are secure and protected, reducing the risk of damage.
The beds can be stored in a centralized area, cutting down on misplaced inventory.
The lifts reduce fire hazards in hallways. Not only does the Bedlift make it safer for staff, but also eliminates the risk of JHACO penalties for improper hospital bed storage.
Hospital beds have a life outside of the patient room, so protect your investment and increase your storage capacity with a Bedlift hospital bed storage solution.