Reference 2019-573

REF:            2019-573

Subject:        Mattress Contracts

    

 

Request:

  1. Is Bolton NHS Foundation Trust currently under contract with regards to pressure area care mattresses? If so with who?
  2. When is this contract due to end?
  3. How many mattresses are in the contract?
  4. Is this a rental or a purchase contract?
  5. Does the contract cover the servicing of these?
  6. Does this contract cover bariatric as well?
  7. Does the contract include beds?
  8. If not who is this contract held with?
  9. How many static (foam) mattresses on average does Bolton NHS Foundation Trust purchase in a year?
  10. Which manufacturers products do you use and Is this under contract?

Who is the main Tissue Viability Nurse for the Trust?

  1. Who is the main Procurement Manager for Bolton NHS Foundation Trust
  2. Who would manage the procurement of mattresses within the trust?
  3. Does the Trust receive any decontamination service for beds and mattresses?
  4. If so with who?

 

 

Response:

1. Is Bolton NHS Foundation Trust currently under contract with regards to pressure area care mattresses? If so with who? Yes, Direct Healthcare and Talley.
2. When is this contract due to end? 31/03/24
3. How many mattresses are in the contract? Approximately 650 hybrids & 45 alternating critical care.
4. Is this a rental or a purchase contract? Purchase hybrids, rental alternating
5. Does the contract cover the servicing of these? Yes
6. Does this contract cover bariatric as well? No
7. Does the contract include beds? No
8. If not who is this contract held with? Outright purchases, various suppliers.
9. How many static (foam) mattresses on average does Bolton NHS Foundation Trust purchase in a year? Zero – Standard mattresses are hybrids above
10. Which manufacturers products do you use and Is this under contract?

Who is the main Tissue Viability Nurse for the Trust?

None,

Angela Clough

11. Who is the main Procurement Manager for Bolton NHS Foundation Trust Louise Timms, Head of Procurement
12. Who would manage the procurement of mattresses within the trust? Darren Phipps, Senior Buyer
13. Does the Trust receive any decontamination service for beds and mattresses? Mainly done in house, critical care mattresses outsourced.
14. If so with who? Talley