13. September 2018
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Top quality for Herford Hospital, made in Herford

400 new hospital beds from Stiegelmeyer taken into service

Patients can now look forward to even more comfort and safety at Herford Hospital, with 400 new beds making everyday life easier, thanks to electrical adjustability and state-of-the-art technology. The beds – the Puro model from Stiegelmeyer – are also made in Herford.

The hospital and company already enjoy a long and successful co-operation. The new beds replace older mechanical models, which were also supplied by Stiegelmeyer. Yet, this new contract was by no means a matter of course: As the contract was for a volume of €1.4 million, including bedside cabinets and high-quality mattresses, the EU public procurement law tendering rules applied.

Herford Hospital commissioned an external medical planner to formulate the requirements drawn up by the users and to evaluate the incoming tenders in accordance with the award criteria, whereby customised technology was just as important as a good price and the anticipated service costs. With its Puro model, first-class service and a logistics centre in the vicinity of the hospital, Stiegelmeyer won the competition in 2016. The beds were delivered during 2017, on time and in two batches.

Herford Hospital commissioned an external medical planner to formulate the requirements drawn up by the users and to evaluate the incoming tenders in accordance with the award criteria, whereby customised technology was just as important as a good price and the anticipated service costs. With its Puro model, first-class service and a logistics centre in the vicinity of the hospital, Stiegelmeyer won the competition in 2016. The beds were delivered during 2017, on time and in two batches.

The Puro hospital bed is one of Stiegelmeyer’s most notable and successful models. The fully electrical bed stands out with its elegant design, thereby contributing to the very pleasant atmosphere in the newly designed units in Herford.

The Puro is controlled by a handset featuring a display screen and just a few clearly arranged arrow keys. The operating logic is similar to that of smartphones and is very easy to learn. The bed has an unrivalled large height adjustment range. At the lowest position of 32 centimetres, it makes it easier for small people to get in and out and provides for fall prevention while sleeping. At its maximum height of 88 centimetres, even tall care staff can work at the bed comfortably, without hurting their back.

Under bed lights help patients find their way at night. Safety sides, which previously had to be retrofitted as protection for patients in particular need of care, are now firmly integrated next to the mattress base and can also be used as a mobilisation aid. A bed extension that can be pulled out at the touch of a button creates sufficient space for large patients. With a working load of 260 kg, the bed can easily support even heavy people.

The bedside cabinets matching the bed offer plenty of space for personal items, including a tablet or laptop – the best prerequisites for a speedy recovery, with all the benefits of modern technology to improve quality of life.

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