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Bariatric Guidance and Equipment

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).


Rental information for bariatric beds

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:

    Pro Axis   /    TotalCare Bariatric Plus    /    Baros    /    Compella

User Guides for the Bariatric Mattresses on the contract are below:

    Sapphire (for Nexus Baros)   /    Comfort Turn (for Nexus Baros)



Rental / purchase information for other bariatric equipment: 

NB This information is only available to NHSGGC staff who are logged

Guidance for ordering bariatric rental equipment below is here     

Bariatric chairs

Bariatric commodes (updated 5th November 2013)

Bariatric hoists

Bariatric walking frames