Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals (DBTH) is one of Yorkshire’s leading acute trusts, serving a population of more than 420,000 people across South Yorkshire and North Nottinghamshire. Employing

more than 6,000 people, the Trust provides a full range of care services across Doncaster Royal Infirmary, Bassetlaw Hospital in Worksop, and Montagu Hospital in Mexborough.

Medstrom Healthcare has been contracted by the Trust to improve its bariatric bed management through expert clinical support, asset monitoring, training and cost-saving solutions in order to better serve its patients.

Enhancing bariatric asset provision

With obesity rates rising, and as part of its commitment to working as closely and efficiently as possible with its suppliers, DBTH’s team undertook a review of its bariatric equipment provision in 2016.

Following an extensive tender and evaluation process, Medstrom Healthcare – the UK’s only independent provider of bed management services to the NHS – was awarded the contract in August 2017

Commenting on the process, Nicki Sherburn, Matron of the Surgical Care Group, said: “Medstrom was selected because of the clinical evidence it was able to offer in relation to clinical efficacy on products, clinical support, education/training and cost. Awarding the contract to them was a clear choice.”

Since transitioning to Medstrom’s bed management services, DBTH has recorded numerous benefits, such as Medstrom’s key performance indicator reporting and significant decreases in rental charges.

Tracy Vernon, Skin Integrity Lead Nurse commented on the benefits: “Medstrom has proved exceptional in helping the Trust provide the right product, to the right patient, at the right time.”

To speak to a member of our RN and RGN-qualified clinical team about our bariatric rental service, please contact Medstrom on 0845 371 1717 or info@medstrom.co.uk

For more information, visit www.medstrom.com