This page contains information to help with the moving and handling of bariatric people
NHSGGC Moving and Handling Bariatric Guidelines contain guidance related to the management of moving and handling bariatric people. Information about bariatric equipment available within the main hospital sites is here (updated 19th January 2018).
The bariatric beds on the Clinical Therapy Bed Contract, including advice on which one to order and ordering instructions. Information about electric profiling beds and their safe workling loads currently in use within NHSGGC can also be found in the document. In addition to the bariatric beds, other specialist beds are also available on this contract, including low level beds and spinal beds - details can be found here (NHSGGC logged in staff only).
User guides for the bariatric beds on the contract are below:
User Guides for the Bariatric Mattresses on the contract are below:
NB This information is only available to NHSGGC staff who are logged
Guidance for ordering bariatric rental equipment below is here
Bariatric commodes (updated 5th November 2013)