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Waterproof Mattress & Pressure Relief Mattress Range

Affordable NHS Grade Hospital Mattresses

For over 40 years GB Foam Direct have been providing a range of hospital mattresses and specialist foam products to the Healthcare sector. Whether that be working with Care Homes and Nursing homes in the supply of our waterproof mattress range or with large hospitals supplying our NHS Specification Pressure Relief mattress range.

Why Choose GB Foam For Your Foam Cut To Size?

Our factory is equipped with the latest CNC cutting technology and throughout the years we have employed the most talented freehand foam cutters in the industry. Many members of the team have worked for the company for several decades and their attention to detail and quality control is something that only comes with years of knowledge and experience.

We have many customers who started with us in 1976 and are still working with us today, which we like to think reflects on our vision to be the most dynamic foam converter in our industry. For us no job is too big or too small. We offer the same level of service and delivery whether you are a retail customer ordering one piece of foam from home, or a large manufacturer ordering daily.

GB Foam Celebrating 40 Years in Business
40 Years In BUsiness

GB Foam have been offering foam cut to size from our factory since 1976.

Foam Made In The UK
Hand Made In THe UK

We employ the most talented freehand foam cutters in the industry.

Foam Made In The UK
ISO 9001 Quality

Our team work to the ISO 9001 quality standards to guarantee only the best

Super Fast Foam Delivery
Super Fast Delivery

All orders placed before 11:30am will be despatched for next working day delivery

5 Year Foam Guarantee
5 Year Guarantee

Our foam comes with a 5 year guarantee against faults in manufacture.

Flame Retardant Foam
Flame Retardant

Our entire range of foam exceed UK safety and flammability standards.

Buying A Waterproof Mattress For Incontinence

Nautilus Incontinence Mattresses

GB Foam Healthcare offers an exceptional range of hospital mattresses, including a waterproof mattress range for homes, care homes, and hospitals. If you’re looking for a high-quality healthcare mattress which is liquid resistant, take a look at our waterproof mattresses

Why It’s Important To Invest in A Waterproof Mattress

Bed wetting can occur at any time in a person’s life. It can be bothersome and sometimes feel embarrassing. There are plenty of reasons why incontinence can arise, be it stress, age-related, chronic disease related or something else.

If incontinence persists it is worth considering investing in a waterproof mattress. This can help prevent damage and stop the need for repeat purchases of mattresses.

We stock a varied range of waterproof mattresses suitable for use at home, within care homes, hospitals and more. If you would like to discuss further details on our waterproof mattress range, please contact a member of our team. You can call us on 01494 441177, email sales@gbfoam.com or fill out the contact form on our website.

Buying A Waterproof Mattress For Elderly Care

Incontinence is generally more prevalent in the elderly. Whether you are a home carer or represent an elderly persons care facility, our waterproof mattresses are ideal for helping with incontinence.

If you are interested in purchasing multiple units from our waterproof mattress range, we can offer discounted rates. Please contact us directly to further discuss your options.

The Benefits of A Waterproof Mattress In Care Homes

Choosing to introduce waterproof mattresses into your care home will help to benefit both residents and staff alike.

A waterproof mattress helps to maintain sanitary sleeping conditions as they are non-absorbant and easily cleaned. A non waterproof mattress, on the other hand, could lead to illnesses or infections in residents if it becomes soiled. Mattresses without waterproof covers will be unfit for use if soiled. Having to consistently repurchase a mattress for this reason alone will naturally become costly, thus, a waterproof mattress is likely to save you money.

A waterproof mattress is not only a money saver but also a time saver. Attempting to clean a non-waterproof mattress can be a timely procedure. As our waterproof mattress range features water-resistant fabrics, they can be easily cleaned if incontinence is to occur. Covers can simply be removed and laundered when it is necessary to do so. This will allow staff the ability to better manage their time.

Nautilus Waterproof Mattress Range

The Nautilus waterproof mattress range is one of our most popular. Any fluid which comes into contact with these mattresses is instantly repelled thanks to its waterproof cover. Unlike many waterproof mattress covers, Nautilus fabric is soft to the touch whilst still maintaining a high level of water resistance.

It is very important to ensure the prevention of fluid ingress when it comes to mattresses. This is especially the case for hospital mattresses, where patients or residents are at a higher risk of incontinence.

Aside from being unsanitary, foam which has been soiled breaks down at an increased rate. This also greatly increases the likelihood of disease or infection occurring. We’ve developed our Nautilus waterproof mattress range to actively avoid this.

Our Nautilus waterproof mattress range is highly breathable, water resistant, anti-fungal and has hypoallergenic qualities. They are popularly used in many places including student accommodation, nursing homes, hospitals, holiday camps and more!

Purchase Waterproof Mattresses From GB Foam

If you’re interested in our waterproof mattress range and would like to know more, be sure to contact us directly. Our team of experts are at hand to offer any advice or guidance you may need. Please note, we are able to offer exclusive trade contacts for businesses within the care industry. This enables you to receive the quantity you need at the very best rates.

The Benefits of A Pressure Relief Mattress

Pressure Relieving Mattresses Back Pain

A pressure relief mattress does exactly what the name suggests. It provides relief from pressure on a person is lying down. We’ve created a pressure relief mattress range using the most innovative techniques in medical mattress manufacturing. Our hospital mattresses have been tried and tested to ensure that they meet the highest possible standards; standards which we have proudly upheld for more than 40 years.

Undecided as to whether or not these mattresses are right for you? Read on as we look into the benefits of owning one.

Who Would Need A Pressure Relief Mattress?

Generally, our pressure relief mattresses are used by those subjected to extended periods of bed rest. This may be a temporary situation or a permeant one. Either way, laying down for an extended period of time, can cause complications. This generally shows itself in the form of pressure ulcers (also known as bedsores).

Pressure ulcers can arise at any time. Due to the amount of pressure applied to certain areas of the body, blood flow can become restricted. This, coupled with high levels of friction, is what causes pressure ulcers. They occur most frequently on prominent areas of the body such as the back of the head, shoulders, elbows, the lower back, buttocks, hips, inner knees, and heels.

Aside from being extremely uncomfortable and painful, pressure ulcers can lead to further more dangerous complications. These complications can range from moderate to life-threatening. This can include bone and joint infections, cellulitis, sepsis, and cancer.

How Can A Pressure Relief Mattress Benefit Me?

If yourself or somebody in your care is permanently or temporarily bed bound, a pressure relieving mattress could benefit them greatly. Traditionally, we try to prevent pressure ulcers by regularly turning an individual. This can be uncomfortable, stressful, tiring and potentially painful.

Our pressure relief mattresses are designed to distribute applied pressure evenly across the body. As such, there is no need for turning. They provide the high levels of support and comfort that those in need require. We craft them from high-quality materials and utilise advanced cutting techniques to provide exceptional results time and time again.

Is A Pressure Relief Mattress Purely For Medical Purposes?

Traditionally speaking yes, however, our pressure relief mattresses can also benefit those without medical conditions.

They have proven to improve sleep quality as well as stress on the body. If you’d like to take advantage of the exceptional benefits that our pressure relieving mattresses bring, visit Lion Mattresses. Our Best Mattress offers the same great pressure relieving benefits that our healthcare pressure relief mattresses do.

Pressure Relief Mattress – Benefits to the NHS

Pressure Relief Mattress - NHS Approved

There are plenty of reasons an individual can become bedbound. Whether it’s due to injury, sickness or a permanent disability, a pressure relief mattress is crucial in these situations.

How Can A Pressure Relief Mattress Benefit Those Bedbound?

Pressure relief mattresses are specifically designed to support those lying in bed for extended periods of time. Patients that remain in bed for long periods of time are at an increased risk of developing pressure ulcers. Pressure ulcers (or bedsores) develop when consistent pressure is applied to an area of the body. Aside from being extremely painful to the afflicted, pressure ulcers can lead to further complications in a patient’s health.

A patient lying on a pressure relieving mattress is much less likely to develop pressure ulcers. This is due to the quality of the mattress foam and the way in which it is cut. The Andromeda Hospital Pressure Relief Mattress is formed from combustion modified high resilient foam and features a ‘castellated cut’. This mattress is designed to redistribute applied force, thus relieving stress on patient pressure points.

Areas at the highest risk of developing pressure ulcers include on the patient’s coccyx, heels, hips, and sacrum. This condition can also occur on the patient’s elbows, ankles, knees, shoulders, and back of the cranium, however. A pressure relieving mattress will help to subside stress on these prominent and bonier parts of the patient’s body.

What Are Pressure Ulcers?

A pressure ulcer is damage to the skin caused by prolonged pressure and friction on an area of the body. These afflicted areas can become extremely painful for the individual in question and can also lead to further complications.

Serious complications such as bladder distension, sepsis, bone infection, pyarthroses, anaemia, gangrene, urethral fistula, and amyloidosis have potential to occur. These can lead to life-threatening complications, the most common of these being the effects of amyloidosis and kidney failure. To reduce the risk of infection, our pressure relieving mattresses feature a welded cover which reduces fluid ingress.

A method commonly used to reduce the risk of pressure ulcer development is to regularly rotate the patient. This can be a tiring and stressful ordeal for those involved. Rotation may prove to disturb a resting patient and is likely to cause them discomfort. Rotation restricts the way in which a patient can lay in bed; this could lead to a prolonged recovery period.

How Can A Pressure Relief Mattress Benefit Hospitals?

Some may consider specialised mattresses to be a greater expense to hospitals. A pressure relief mattress, however, can prove to be ergonomically and economically efficient. A pressure relieving mattress from GB Foam is designed to last and features fully replaceable parts. Having fully replaceable and long lasting components reduces the potential for future hospital expenditure.

Our mattresses pressure reduction capability reduces the need for patient rotation. This, in turn, allows a member of staffs time to be utilised more efficiently and reduces stress on patients.

By reducing the risk of pressure ulcers developing, the risk of further complications is also reduced. Not only can these complications prove to be dangerous, but they are also costly to treat. Pressure ulcer development throughout hospitals is known to be extremely high. European prevalence ranges from 8.3% in patients to 23%. Working to reduce this risk will ultimately save the NHS both time and money.

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