Safe space bed provides peace of mind for parents and staff


Parents of patients in our Children’s Intensive Care Unit have been given extra peace of mind thanks to UHNM Charity.Parents of patients in our Children’s Intensive Care Unit have been given extra piece of mind thanks to UHNM Charity.

Thanks to charitable funding, the Unit has been able to purchase a bespoke safe space bed enclosure, designed to improve the safety of the more active patients.

Ann Mcmahon, Ward Sister said, “This new specially designed enclosure means parents and staff can leave patients safely unattended in the knowledge they won’t bump or hurt themselves further. The safe space fits on top of existing beds in the Unit, and features specially designed and positioned holes that allow access for equipment.”

Six consultants and 53 highly-skilled nurses staff the modern, spacious eight-bed ward which has the latest state-of-the-art medical technology. The facilities also contain seven bedrooms of various sizes to accommodate the patients' families in a child and family-friendly department. In addition to standard intensive care procedures, the unit is a nationally-acclaimed, specialist centre for non-invasive respiratory intensive care and also has specialist support services for patients who have had spinal surgery.

If you would like to fundraise for UHNM Charity visit for more information, or call 01782 676444 to speak to one of the UHNM Chaity team.

(Photo: Ward Sister Ann McMahon with the Safe Space Bed)