This leaflet is for patients who have been assessed as needing a bed lever to improve independence in the home. It is also for the families, carers and professionals supporting you.
A bed lever can help you to:
turn in bed
safely get in and out of bed
sit up in bed.
Maximum weight limit 190 kg (29 stones 12 lbs)
When should you not use a bed lever?
Do not use a bed lever if:
you have not been assessed as needing one
to stop you from falling out of bed
you have a hospital-type bed or profiler bed which allows you to raise and lower head and foot sections
your arm strength is weak or you have limited shoulder movement.
How to fit a bed lever
Please ask someone to help you to fit the bed lever if you have limited mobility or find it hard to bend down and/or move your mattress on and off the bed.
When you first receive the bed lever, check it for damage and check that the pin clips are locked in place.
First attach the straps with the buckle ends looped around the bottom of the upright lever arm (see Method 1 below). Then attach long end of buckle straps and loop the straps under the bed or to the bed base (see also Method 2 below). Pull tight to make sure the lever is firmly in place.
Fix the lever under the mattress with the grab handle facing upright, then replace the mattress.
How to arrange to collect your bed leveror to request a repair for a broken bed lever
Each borough’s provider and phone number is listed in the Contacts section below.
Kingston - Medequip
0208 154 2922
Merton - Uniquis
0208 664 8860
Richmond - NRS
0300 100 0253
Surrey - Millbrook
0330 124 1247
Wandsworth - NRS
0300 100 0253
Please speak to a member of staff before or during your visit to the hospital if you require translation.
Please contact the Patient Experience Team on 020 8934 3850 if you need this information in a different format.
For information accessibility please visit Kingston Hospital AccessAble www.accessable.co.uk/kingston-hospital-nhs-foundation-trust
Visit the hospital website, ask a member of staff, or ring us for details.
Switchboard 020 8546 7711
‘Find Us’ page for maps, transport, registering a blue badge, disabled access
Information, advice and support for patients and relatives (PALS) 020 8934 3993
Please speak to a member of staff before or during your visit to the hospital if you require translation support to access Patient Information. Please ring the phone number on your appointment letter, if you have one.
Request More Information
Please contact the Patient Experience Team on 020 893 3850 if you need this information in a different format.
For detailed information on accessibility at Kingston Hospital visit Kingston Hospital AccessAble (https://www.accessable.co.uk/kingston-hospital-nhs-foundation-trust).
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