Slightly off topic, but I don't think that the OP minds.
We never seem to have enough pressure mattresses. We've since found out that this is because there is no management of the supply of static mattresses around the hospital.
Wards 'lose' their statics when they use our pressure mattresses because there isn't any storage areas for unused statics.
We don't get our pressure mattresses back because the wards haven't got any statics to replace them with.
Our hospital never seems to have any storage areas for equipment. Hopefully, storage areas have been accounted for in our new to be built surgical building .. building work starts 2010.
Geoff, our WWII buildings plus the tree are being bulldozed.
Anyway, management of pressure mattresses should go hand-in-hand with the management of statics. Efficient use of time and resources.
Last edited by Mark.N; 20/11/09 8:24 AM.