According to a Nuffield Trust report published in October 2014, if admission rates continued to rise, by 2022 the NHS would need an additional 6.2m 'bed days', which means 22 new hospitals each with 800 beds. Debate continues about the resources available in the health service, with more than four in 10 hospitals in England declaring a major alert in the first week of 2017.
Despite patient demand rising faster than allocated budget increases, it must be acknowledged that the NHS, and its beleaguered hospitals and particularly A&E departments, continue to perform miracles on a daily basis. Each and every day, our health service continues to see more than a million patients.
Bearing these incredible challenges in mind, it is more critical than ever that hospital equipment is readily available and in excellent working condition to support the work of the hospital teams. 24/7 availability of products and maintenance services plays an essential role in helping hospital trusts to run efficient operations and make the most of their budgets.
Sidhil is offering fast turnaround on rental beds and surfaces from service centres nationwide – in many cases, delivering in electrically operated beds, both static and dynamic mattresses and patient trolleys within a four hour timeframe to meet rising demand.
In addition, through the company’s nationwide network of service centres, Sidhil provides a comprehensive choice of service options ranging from full scale bed facility management contracts through to service and repair for all types and makes of equipment from most manufacturers, holding spares in stock to facilitate ‘first fix’, maintaining exceptional standards of professional care.