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Drive DeVilbiss help to relieve Winter Pressures

Posted on October 11th 2019

Over the winter months, the NHS is under significant pressure as demands for services increase with the onset of cold weather. One of the biggest challenges during this time is maintaining bed occupancy levels in order to keep services running. Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare recognise these challenges and offer a range of medical equipment with bespoke rental options to help customers effectively manage their services.

For the last two Winters (17/18 and 18/19), more than three quarters of STPs in England have trust bed occupancy averages above the 92% threshold as determined by NHS Improvement and NHS England[i].  This reduces the trusts ability to maintain patient flow through hospitals.

According to the British Medical Association, 96% of trusts exceeded recommended bed occupancy levels during the 2018/19 winter season[ii].

Providing specialist equipment to meet the most demanding of requirements, Drive DeVilbiss offer rapid response times as quickly as 4-6 hours* delivered by their Nationwide service network. With 17 locations across the UK, including UK manufacturing, UK stockholding and a nationwide service network; Drive DeVilbiss can meet customer needs quickly for a seamless service. 

With a vast rental fleet of market-leading, specialist medical equipment including; Profiling Ward Beds (standard and low height options), Pressure Area Care Mattresses (including Dynamic, Hybrid and Foam), Bariatric product packages and Paediatric product packages. Let Drive DeVilbiss help!

For further information call DDH’s Rentals and Service team on 01422 233136 (24 hours) or email

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*Subject to availability


[ii] NHS Pressures – Winter 2018/19 A hidden crisis –

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Drive DeVilbiss help to relieve Winter Pressures