What is a Hospital Bed?

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A hospital bed is a bed that has been specially designed for users who are in need of healthcare, either in a hospital, in a care facility or at home.

These beds include features to improve the comfort and welfare of the user, as well as provide convenience for healthcare providers. These features often include height adjustment, mattress profiling, tilting functions, bed rails, pressure relieving mattress such as alternating air mattresses.

Opera Care’s range of hospital beds can be bought in a range of different widths and styles and can be installed by our team of UK engineers within 2-3 days. Click to view the whole range of hospital beds from Opera.

If you’re coming out of hospital, it’s possible that you’ve been advised you need to source a hospital bed before you can be safely discharged. So how do you go about this? Read our short guide on How Do I Get a Hospital Bed for Home?

What’s the best hospital bed for home use?

With such an important decision and there being so many different options to select from, it can be difficult to choose the bed that’s most suitable for you. Read our short guide on The Best Hospital Bed for at Home.

What size is a hospital bed?

The beds used in hospital are typically 3 ft wide and 6 ft 6 in long. If you need to order a hospital bed for yourself or a loved one and would prefer a wider bed, read our guide on What Size are Hospital Beds to find out more.

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