FACE have recently provided the oncology unit at the Western General Hospital with a HoverMatt Air Transfer Mattress and HoverJack.
The Mattress floats on a cushion of air and helps nursing staff transfer patients in & out of bed. With the Jack staff can move patients off the floor and into bed, without the need to physically lift them. Having this revolutionary technology available will make such a difference for both patients and staff.
It was first used to help staff care for a patient who had fallen and broken their leg. ‘It was a very painful fracture and the prospect of getting this man from the floor to bed was daunting for both patient and staff. Thankfully we were aware of the HoverMatt and we found it incredibly useful. It was very easy to use and meant that we were able to return him to bed with the minimal of movement ( and therefore pain). Once back up on the bed the inflatable top meant that his pressure areas were not at risk, his leg was stabilised and he was kept warm by the heated element of the system. This has to be one of the most useful pieces of equipment for this purpose and we are very glad that we had access to it.’